Category Archives: Barnes

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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Bert & Essie Roberts – 1931 & 1932

Where was Bert Allen Roberts in 1931 & 1932 and why was Essie a “widow?” Roberts Research By Don Taylor Research Question The 1931 Polk City Directory for Terre Haute, Indiana, indicates Bert’s wife, Essie, is a widow living at … Continue reading

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 Lewis – Surname Saturday

Roberts-Barnes-Taft-Sutherland-Lewis Line By Don Taylor Lewis is a common name with many different potential sources. It may be an Americanized form of the French Louis, Irish Mac Loughaidh, or Welsh Llywelyn. As my Lewis ancestors appear to have been English, … Continue reading

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Ancestor Sketch – William Lister

Roberts-Brown Research Roberts-Barnes-Lister Line By Don Taylor William Lister is my earliest verified Lister Ancestor. He was probably born in Maryland about 1793. He served in the War of 1812, married twice, and died in Monroe, Pickaway County, Ohio. William … Continue reading

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Sources for William Lister – Part 3 of 3 – Ancestry Sources.

Roberts Project Roberts-Barnes-Lister Line By Don Taylor After I’ve reviewed and double-checked the Family Search sources, I review the sources other people have cited on Ancestry as the basis for facts they have found. Again, do I agree? Do the … Continue reading

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