Category Archives: Amanuensis Monday

Amanuensis Monday is a selectable Category.  It consists of handwritten documents (deed, probate, pension application, naturalization, etc.) that I transcribe. Typically, I post an image of the document and my transcription/extract of the document.  I also provide citation information and discuss its importance to my ancestors.

Marriage Bond – Thomas Pankey & Martha Cannon

Amanuensis[i] Monday Howell-Pankey Line By Don Taylor This image is one of those cases where the document was extremely fragmented. But, by using similar documents it becomes fairly easy to fill in many of the gaps with what would be … Continue reading

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The Will of Charles Stockard – 23 November 1920

Amanuensis[i] Monday By Don Taylor Charles Stockard was the first husband of 4th great aunt Elizabeth Rebekah (Walter) Stockard (later Gurley).  His will was made 23 November 1820 and was filed with the court on 8 January 1821. (Which presumes … Continue reading

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The Quakers Disowned Betsey Kinsey Binford

Amanuensis[i] Monday Howell-Pankey-Binford Line By Don Taylor Researching 18th Century women is often difficult. Learning that 4th great-grandmother, Betsey “Betty” (Binford) Pankey, was disowned by her religion because she married outside her Faith puts other events into context, such as … Continue reading

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Deed of Albert S Bodge to John J Bodge – 12 June 1876

Amanuensis[i] Monday Blanchard Project Blanchard-Bodge By Don Taylor As I begin looking more closely at the life of Albert S. Bodge, I find his life seems to have fallen apart sometime between 1872 and 1880. Looking at his property transactions … Continue reading

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Will & Probate for Edward Lamb of Sanford, England – 1894

Amanuensis[i] Monday Darling, McAllister, Lamb By Don Taylor The 1894 Last Will and Testament of Edward Lamb shows the rift that occurred in the Lamb family. Sometime between 1861 and 1871, the Lamb family blew apart. During the 1871 Census, … Continue reading

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