Tag Archives: Indiana

Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1890)

Roberts Line By Don Taylor I always feel frustrated when I am unable to find an ancestor in all of the census records. Such is the case with Nimrod Lister.  I found him in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Census records … Continue reading

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Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

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Ancestor Bio – Nimrod Lister (c. 1826-c. 1900)

52 Ancestors – Week 187 By Don Taylor Nimrod, an Old Testament character who was the great-grandson of Noah, is a fairly unusual name, so I figured I’d be able to follow him easily – No such luck. I found … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Mercy Eliza Taft  (1822-1884)

Roberts/Barnes/Taft Line By Don Taylor When I reviewed my possible connections through “We’re Related” to Walt Disney and to my Scarborough Historical friend, Carl, both were stopped by my research blockage at Mercy Eliza Taft.  After Mercy, both lines went … Continue reading

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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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William M Sanford – Pioneer

Roberts-Brown-2016 Research Brown/Sanford Line By Don Taylor My third great-grandfather, William M. Sanford was a pioneer. He is the first ancestor that I have encountered that was identified as a pioneer in two different books relating the history of two … Continue reading

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The Name Is Never the Same – Marandy, Mary D., etc.

By – Don Taylor Seldom have I encountered a person whose name is different in virtually every record I find for the individual.  It makes me wonder if Marada Lister’s name metamorphed over the years or if the pronunciation was … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You – Joel Clinton Barnes

  By – Don Taylor I like to get to know an ancestor, so, after I learn their vital information (birth, marriages, death) and census information for each of the censuses they were alive, I like to see if I … Continue reading

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Joel Barnes – Select Newspaper Articles transcribed.

Select Newspaper Archives articles found via Find My Past regarding Joel Barnes United States, Indiana, Sullivan (City) filters applied. Sorted by Date Refer to: http://search.findmypast.com/search/us-and-world-newspapers?city=sullivan&country=united%20states%20of%20america&firstname=joel&lastname=barnes&orderby=dateasc&state=indiana&page=0  ($$ – Requires Subscription) December 12, 1884 – Sullivan Democrat – Sullivan, Indiana, – Public Notice – Nelson … Continue reading

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