Author Archives: Don Taylor

Samuel Strain’s Will – 5 Dec 1840

Transcription TuesdayRoberts-Barnes, Lister, Strain lineTranscription[i] by Don Taylor Ancesstor #90 – Samuel Strain (1762-1845) This week, for “Transcription Tuesday,” I am transcribing the 1840 will of Samuel Strain. He is my 4th great-grandfather in my Roberts-Barnes-Lister-Strain family line. In his … Continue reading

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Photo Friday – Perkins, Perry, Pert, and Peters

This week, I identified four people (Marlowe Stevenson Perkins, Rosalind Pert, John Jerome “Jerry” Peters, and Paul Peters) in my photo sets. Additionally, I identified one person (Louise Millicent Perry) that I am not 100% confident in the identification. Continue reading

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Bert Roberts – Living in Detroit, Michigan, from 1940 to 1949.

Roberts Research Roberts LineBy Don Taylor Bert and Essie were in Terre-Haute during the 1940 Census. In 1949, Bert died in a fiery truck accident while driving a truck near Elwood, Indiana. He lived and worked in Detroit, Michigan, at … Continue reading

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Ethel Wight Collection – Part 115

I identified photos of:
Patricia Penny at two different ages and
Elizabeth Perkins (née Bennett) and her two daughters, Georgianna and Priscilla. Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – Albert Wesley Welch

Welch-Harris ProjectWelch LineBy Don Taylor Albert Wesley Welch was born on 5 March 1847 in Raymond, Maine. His father, John, was 47 and his mother, Mary, was 40. He married Harriet Marilla Robinson in 1876. They had ten children in … Continue reading

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