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Rufus Harry Darling in the Censuses

Genealogist Don Taylor revisits the life of Rufus Harry Darling, born 1857, raised by his mother after his father’s early death. He details Rufus’ residencies from 1860-1910 across U.S. censuses, noting discrepancies in reported marital status and ages. Taylor outlines steps to validate Rufus’ life events, including verifying the death of Rufus’ first wife and confirming secondary sources. He aims to provide a robust, accurately sourced genealogical profile, reconciling census data with family lore and historical records. Continue reading

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Parsons – Surname Saturday

Brown-Sanford-Parsons Line By Don Taylor Origin of the Parsons Surname Ancestry indicates Parsons is an occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or possibly, the parson’s son. I ignored other meanings for Parsons, from Irish and … Continue reading

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Orson Barber of Calhoun County and the Early Censuses

Census Sunday By Don Taylor My 2nd great-grandfather, Franklin E. Barber, was born in Sheridan (Township) Calhoun County, Michigan His marriage record said he was 28 years old and when he married in Calhoun County in November 1869. Likewise, he … Continue reading

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Arthur Brown in the Censuses

Census Sunday Brown Line By Don Taylor Introduction I have long believed that Arthur Durwood Brown, my great-grandfather was the son of William Henry Brown and not the son of Henry Mack Brown. I think that the 1870 and 1880 … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 69

Palace Theatres Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at four clippings about the Palace Theater. from the Donna Darling Collection Palace Theatre – Port Richmond Key features: The venue is the Palace … Continue reading

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