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Nelson Barnes & the 1840 Census

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Nelson Barnes in Elmira?

Is he my Nelson Barnes? Roberts Research Roberts-Barnes Line In the News By Don Taylor “In the News” is my reporting of discovered newspaper articles and advertising regarding ancestors I am researching. NYS Historic Newspapers is one of my favorite … Continue reading

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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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