Tag Archives: Halifax County

Amanuensis the Easy Way

Amanuensis Monday By Don Taylor A few years ago, I wrote a post about my wife’s 4th great-grandfather, Lewis Bryan (1755-1830) and that he had purchased his land from Robert Bryan. That post received several comments. One included a clue … Continue reading

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Vinson/Vincent line of Halifax, NN

Researching the Vinson/Vincent line of Halifax, North Carolina Howell-Darling-2017 Research Howell/Vinson/Vincent Line By Don Taylor Getting to know ancestors that lived before 1850 is always difficult. The census records before 1880 do not include relationships and census records before 1850 … Continue reading

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19 – Elnora Busby Vincent – (c.1818 – bef.1900)

This week I write about 2nd Great Grandmother Elnora Busby Vincent, who’s child, Susan R. Vincent/Vinson married Peter Fletcher Howell.  Elnora Busby[1] (aka Ellenior Busbee) has a confusing birthdate. It is possible she was born about 1818 in Halifax County, North Carolina; … Continue reading

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Susan R. Vinson Howell (1848-1910)

Source cleanup for Susan R. Vincent  Sometimes you know that you have done wrong. I had a lot of information regarding Susan R. Vincent/Vinson and as I looked at her information I saw that many of my sources were missing … Continue reading

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The Life and Travels of Peter Howell by Himself

This week I began research on the Howell Family Tree (my wife’s).  I had very little on her grandfather, a bit more on his father (who was in the Civil War) and very little about his father Peter Howell. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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