Tag Archives: Civil War

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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1895 Minnesota Census – Jessie & Nancy Barnett

Census Sunday Brown/Montran Mannin Census records are the mainstay of genealogical research.  One of my favorite census records is the 1895 Minnesota State Census.  Not only does it provide much of the information you would expect in a Census – … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2015

Today I remember my ancestors that served in the military. I know of 64 relatives who served in the military, ten of whom are my direct ancestors.  Six of those 10 served in the Revolutionary War and two served in … Continue reading

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Peter Fletcher Howell (1842-1924)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 32 – Peter Fletcher Howell (1842-1924) By Don Taylor Peter Fletcher Howell Thanks to Robert Capel via Flickr There is a kind of look in his eye that says he has seen too much … Continue reading

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Eliza Jane Fannin (1861-1882)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 25 – Eliza Jane Fannin (1861-1882) Sometimes it is necessary to go back to the drawing board. My records on my 2nd great-grandparents are abysmal.  I have a couple documents.  One is a paragraph … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – 11/11/2013 – Howells & Darlings

Veterans Day – 11/11/2013 – The Howells & Darlings General Frank Alton Armstrong Official USAF Photo The Howell/Hobbs line has had many in the military.  Certainly, the most famous of them is Greybeard’s 1st cousin, Frank Alton Armstrong. During World War … Continue reading

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Webinar Review: Your Civil War Ancestors

I’ve been enjoying the free webinars put on by Legacy Family Tree.  Last week I watched my third one and was quite pleased.  Michael Hait’s webinar was, “Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research.” I thought I knew quite about … Continue reading

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Perseus Hopper – Richmond Times Dispatch 1860-1865

Sometimes you come across great sites for research while doing something entirely different. I went to the Perseus site at Tufts University to research some Greek Mythology.  I was amazed.  Besides the Primary and secondary sources for studying ancient Greece and … Continue reading

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Kentucky – Confederate Pension Applications

I ran into a great site as part of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives at Department of Confederate Pensions (1912 – 1946).  More than just the application for pension, it also contains supporting documentation.  In the case of … Continue reading

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