Tag Archives: Indiana

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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Getting to Know an Ancestor – Essie Pansy Barnes Roberts (1903-1982)

Getting to Know an Ancestor:  Starting with Ancestry and Family Search My primary reason for genealogical research is to get to know someone, an ancestor. Often the ancestor is mine or my wife’s but occasionally the ancestor is a friend’s … Continue reading

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Donna in Logansport, IN, at the Nelson Theatre – February 19, 1920

I haven’t discovered where the “Chin Chin” cast were immediately before they arrived at the Nelson Theatre in Logansport, Indiana on February 19th. We know they were in Madison, WI for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th, but are still unsure where … Continue reading

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