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Nelson Barnes & the 1840 Census

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Manning – Surname Saturday

Brown/Manning LineBy Don Taylor Name Origin[i] Family Search indicates that Mannin can be an Irish variant of Mannion and is found in Finland, the United States, and England. Manning can be an English variation of Ó Mainnin or is a … Continue reading

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Donna & Family Theater In the News – 1925

Donna Darling at Family Theatre, Lafayette, IN, February 26-28, 1925. Donna in the News by Don Taylor “Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspaper articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran (aka Donna Montran and … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Tamise Sutherland

Roberts-Barnes-Taft-Sutherland Line By Don Taylor Overview Tamise[i] Sutherland[ii] was born on 3 April 1796 in New York, USA as the last child of Reuben Sutherland and Mary Lewis. She had seven siblings: Phineas, David, Lot, Candice, Eliza, Josiah, and Elizabeth. She … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Joel Cruff Taft – #42

Roberts-Barnes-Taft Line By Don Taylor Researching Joel Cruff Taft had its challenges. The most obvious one is tracing an individual through the early (before 1850) censuses. The second problem in researching Joel was regularly running into his grandfather, Silas Taft, … Continue reading

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