Tag Archives: New York

Donna Darling Collection – Part 18

Also, The Ancestor Hunt and Old Fulton Postcards Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection. One as an ad for her playing at the Binghamton … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong & Andrew Martin Darling

Sometimes the Census Taker is Wrong By Don Taylor I’ve been having many roadblocks in my Abner Darling (1780-1839) research. Enough so that I decided to take a step back and look at Abner Darling’s descendants much more closely. The first … Continue reading

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Biography – Karl Bauer (1885-1968)

By Don Taylor Sometimes it is necessary to take two steps back to answer questions. Although quite a lot was known about Karl Bauer, almost nothing was known about his siblings. Family oral history indicated he had a dozen or … 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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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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Ancestor Biography – Abner Darling (1747-aft. 1800)

Howell-Darling-2016 Research Darling Line By Don Taylor List of Grandparents Grandfather (#6): Robert Harry Darling (1905-1969) 1st Great (#12): Rufus Harry Darling (1856-1917) 2nd Great (#24): Rufus Holton Darling (1815-1857) 3rd Great (#48): Abner Darling (1780-1839) 4th Great (#96): Abner … Continue reading

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The Search for Abner Darling (1780-1839)

The Search for Rufus H Darling’s father:Abner Darling Finding individuals before the 1850 Census is always problematic. I find the process to be an iterative process, that is to say, it is necessary to go through the same records several … Continue reading

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MM06 – Elmer Stevens Mapes (1898-1974)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 89 Elmer Stephens Mapes 1920 – Kanakadea Via Ancestry.com Elmer Stephens Mapes was born in New York on 24 Aug 1898. He was the third of four children born to James and Myrtle (Myrtie) … Continue reading

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Ruth Grace Montran Cologne (1897-1993)

Only recently have I come to the determination that Ruth Grace Montran is my grandmother’s (Madonna Mae Montran) half sister and that they shared the same father, John F. Montran. In my attempt to prove or disprove that relationship, I’ve … Continue reading

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