Category Archives: Roberts

Ancestor Biography – Nelson Barnes (1816-1884)

Roberts/Barnes Line By Don Taylor It is usually the birth record, and how comfortable I am with that record, that defines how comfortable I am with my feeling that I know an ancestor.  Nelson Barnes’ birth records, parents, and childhood … Continue reading

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Nelson Barnes – Veteran?

Roberts/Barnes Line By Don Taylor As I researched Nelson Barnes I realized that many people are ascribing many Civil War records to Nelson indicating his service. Ancestry hints were indicating many different potential records that were all being ascribed to … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Elizabeth Blackwell Roberts (1796-1867)

By Don Taylor During my recent “We’re Relate” Famous Friday investigation, I noted that my relationships to Luke Bryan and to Carrie Fisher were both based upon David Blackwell, supposedly the father of my 3rd great-grandmother Elizabeth Blackwell. I had … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – Second Look

  Famous Friday by Don Taylor My second look at possible relatives using “We’re Related.” I must have received an upgrade recently as the program wanted me to reconnect with all of my Facebook friends. I was not amused that … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Amanda Jane Haley (1861-1889)

Roberts-Brown-2017 Research Roberts-Scott-Haley Line By Don Taylor One of the reasons I went back to Family Tree Maker for Mac 3 is the way it handles and sources multiple names for individuals. FTMM3 allows multiple names and allows applying different … Continue reading

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We’re Related – My Possible Relatives – First Look

Review by Don Taylor Famous Friday Certainly, one of the fun, new apps from Ancestry is their app, “We’re Related.”  I’ve seen several genealogy friends talk about the app and thought I’d see who I’m related to. Randy Seaver, in … Continue reading

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Pension record – Patience A Roberts – Arrears of Widows Pension

Amanuensis Monday Extract by Don Taylor – 9 Jan 2017 It is always really nice when you find a document that confirms key vital facts.  The “Arrears of Widow’s Pension” used to determine the payment provides birthdates and a confirmation … Continue reading

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Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts

Amanuensis Monday Pension – Asa Roberts – Death of Patience A. Roberts Transcription by Don Taylor 2 January 2017 _____OCT 15 1919_____ To the Chief, Finance Division: You are hereby notified that check #5120565 for $75 00/100 dated Oct 4 … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Samuel Vaden Scott – A Man of Two Families

Roberts-Brown-2016 Research Roberts/Scott Line By Don Taylor Samuel Vaden Scott was married twice. The first time with Amanda Jane Haley.  He and Amanda had four children. Amanda died in 1889 and Samuel remarried. The original children seemed to scatter and … Continue reading

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