Saturday, December 8, 2018

Names of SC Ancestors --- > Richland County

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland County was formed in 1785 as part of Camden District. In 1791 a small portion of it went to Kershaw County. The county seat is Columbia, which is also the state capital. In 1786 the state legislature decided to move the capital from Charleston to a more central location. A site was chosen in Richland County, which is in the geographic center of the state, and a new town was laid out. During the War Between the States General William T. Sherman captured Columbia and burned the town and parts of the county on February 17, 1865. Early Settlers: Richard Adams, Casper Coon, John Belton, Benjamin Everitt, John Dodd, Christian Kinslery, Samuel Jackson, William Partride, Mathias Libecap and others.

Richland County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • Will Book L, Part 2 (1854 to 1864)

Transcripts of Richland County Wills (1787 to 1796)

Names are listed here : Adams, Richard; Allison, Andrew; Belton, John; Blanchard, Benjamin; Braswell, Hannah; Coon, Casper; Coosmaul, Henry; Daniel, Richard; Dodd, John; Duncan, Mathew; Everitt, Benjamin; Faust, John Henry; Gill, John; Haswell, Robert; Heath, Ethel; Hill, Robert; Hollis, Edward; House, Thomas; Howell, Arthur; Howell, Thomas;] Huggins, William; Jackson, Samuel; Kinsler, Christian; Libecap, Mathias; Mack, Conrod; McKinstra, John; McLemore, Joel; Miers, John; Partridge, William; Pembleton, John; Reese, Joseph; Ross, James; Rowan, Samuel; Shirling, James; Sledde, Seten W.; Taylor, Mary; Westcott, David; Westcott, Ebenezer; Whitaker, William Jr.; Whitaker, William Sr.; Wimberly, Mary.

Transcripts of Richland County Wills, Bk C (incomplete)

Curry, Jane; Faust, Jacob; Hay, William; Hinson, William; Hunt, James Green; Kelly, Alexander; Kinsler, Daniel; Rives, Herbert; Rives, Robert; Salisbury, Pettigrew; Strange, Henry; Waggoner, Robert ...more names...



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The Shut Down of Google +

The devotion to social media is becoming tedious.  We are seeing our work go down the drain. The time and effort used to build communities and friendships is evaporating into a fine mist of nothing.  Google + has announced that it shutting down its social media program.

Unfortunately, we genealogists have already lost most of our Facebook contacts.  Unless you want to continuously pay for Facebook "boosts", looks like the hey day of sharing family history via Facebook is in a down hill mud spiral. 
And the crashing down is not over.  If you have inserted FB and Google+ icons on your web page, it is time to remove them.  Perhaps this is a bitter lesson for not adding fad media buttons.

I am urging my contacts to stay in touch by joining the Genealogy History Blog <join  link> where a great deal of helpful tips and historical information is provided daily.  Indeed, you will learn the names of persons who left wills and estates for a number of States and Counties, as well as some interesting details concerning historical events in which your ancestors participated.   Just tons of information is available on this blog!   

Also, there is a new social media out there Mastodon which is free of ads and easy to post. I will be happy to answer genealogy questions on Mastodon.social.   Actually, if it catches on, this is a good posting media for genealogists who are anxious to share and/or searching for answers. 



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Friday, December 7, 2018

Wilmington NC and the Stamp Act #northcarolinapioneers #genealogy

Wilmington and the Stamp Act

Protest to the Stamp ActThe port city of Wilmington opposed the Stamp Act. And, it had the support of influential politicians who led the resistance against the North Carolina Tories. Cornelius Harnett, a member of the General Assembly, rallied his opposition to the Sugar Act of 1764. When the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act the following year, the citizens of protested. On October 19, 1765, several hundred townspeople gathered to protest the new law and in the process burned an effigy of one person in the town who favored the Act. Then, toasted "Liberty, Property and No Stamp Duty." On October 31, another crowd assembled in the streets representing the symbolic funeral of "Liberty" but before they could burn their effigy, the patriots rallied. When Dr. William Houston was appointed the Stamp Receiver for Cape Fear he was surrounded by townsfolk who demanded to know whether he intended to enforce the Stamp Act and while the town bell rang and drums beat, he resigned his position. Meanwhile, Governor William Tryon attempted to mitigate the opposition to ... more ...



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A Light Inside the Brain #georgiapioneers

A Light Inside the Brain

sunlightHave you ever spent hours pouring over old records and not found anything to help with the research? Then, suddenly an idea pops into the head about where to search next? I believe there is a real light in there! It is so bright that it washes all the convoluted thoughts and presents instead uniquely obvious ideas. The neuropathic path upon which this light travels may come in spurts, or last throughout the whole of the new idea. Ideas quickly become reality as they are implemented. Suddenly, something thought to be too difficult or impossible, flashes before the eyes inside our head. And fresh ideas are so compelling and deserving of expression that they can wake us in the middle of the night. Ideas are the reality of what can be?



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The Mutable Measuring Stick of Time

The Mutable Measuring Stick of Time

father time33 1/2 years makes a generation. In generations past, because of wars and disease, this was about the life-expectancy of a person. In the 21st century we enjoy good medicine and a better way. "We have come a long way, baby." Because the past was riveted with uncertainty, there are bundles of issues to consider while researching the family history. The researcher must consider the era in which he is working. Consider, up until about the 16th century, documents and old wills were written in Latin. Not only was the language different, but the elegant archaic script poses other problems. Although the dark (seldom fading) India ink written with a feather pen survives even unto this day, it is not always possible to read the words or its meaning. Not without an education into the past. When I was attending school, we were taught cursive writing, however, it did not contain the fancy looping effect of that employed fifty or a hundred years earlier. Although the era of Queen Victoria was during the late 19th century, most people are ignorant that there is a double-loop for (double "s"), and transcribe it as a "p" instead. Although I have read old records dating 
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Names of NC Ancestors --- > Henderson County

Images of Henderson County Wills 1841 to 1886 -

A to H available to members of North Carolina Pioneers

  • Alexander, Mariah
  • Allen, George
  • Ballard, R. H.
  • Baring, Charles
  • Baring, Susan
  • Bennett, Jane M.
  • Blake, Daniel
  • Bowen, Nelson
  • Bryson, William
  • Cagle, John
  • Carson, John C.
  • Caruth, Mary
  • Case, E. F.
  • Colquhoun, John
  • Corn, John P.
  • Crawford, James
  • Duval, James W.
  • Edney, Asa
  • Erwin, Thomas
  • Evans, Joseph
  • Featherston, Ambrose M.
  • Featherston, Merrimon
  • Fletcher, Susan
  • Freeman, Meredith
  • Gash, Leanders
  • Gillaspie, Mary
  • Gillaspie, William
  • Hanckle, Christian
  • Henry, William B.
  • Herring, Lewis W.
  • Hightower, Epaphroditus
  • Hill, Robert
  • Hodges, John
  • Hoots, Joseph
  • Humble, Mary D.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Names of Kentucky Ancestors --- > Mercer County

Mercer County, Kentucky Wills, Estates, Marriages


Harrodsburg

Mercer County was formed from Lincoln County in 1785 and was named for the Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer who was killed at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. The county seat is Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Some of the earliest settlers were: Abraham Bsnta, Alexander Bowling, Daniel and Cornelius Cozine, George Silvertooth, James Harrod, James Hornback, James Quigley, Thomas Freeman, Thomas Threlkeld, Patrick Lowry, Joseph Bohannon, John McMurtry, Harman Van Dyke, Benoni Swearengin and Matthew English. The Wills, Estates, Inventories, Orphans and Guardian Returns are all combined in the same books. A number of pages in these books were too faded and damaged to include. Effort was made by the State of Kentucky to restore some of the images, however, what you see is what you get.

Probate Records available to members of Kentucky Pioneers

Marriages
  • 1786 to 1800
Images of Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Inventories, Appraisements, Bk 1, 1786 to 1795

  • Adams, William | Armstrong, Mary | Arnold, Stephen
  • Banta, Abraham | Batten, William | Beaman, John | Berry, John | Bohannon, Joseph | Bowling, Alexander | Bowling, Henry | Brown, Daniel | Brumfield, Robert | Burn, James O.
  • Campbell, James | Canaday, Rachel | Cooley, Rubin | Corbin, Robert | Cozine, Cornelius | Cozine, Daniel
  • Davis, Joseph | Davis, Thomas | Dickens, Daniel | Downing, William
  • English, Matthew | Estes, Abraham | Flanigan, Dominick | Foster, Isaiah |Freeman, Thomas
  • Gill, John | Givens, Samuel | Gordon, John | Graham, Benjamin | Gricon, Samuel
  • Hale, Jobe | Hale, Joseph | Harbeson, John | Harris, William | Harrod, James | Hartley, Thomas | Holland, Alexander | Holloway, George | Hornback, James
  • James, Abraham | Jeffries, Matthew | Lapsley, Samuel | Little, John | Longly, Isaac | Lowry, Patrick | Lyons, Stephen
  • McAfee, Robert | McBrayer, George | McKinny, Stephen | McMurtry, John | McPike, James | Miller, Hannah | Mitchell, John | Mitchell, Robert | Moun, James
  • Neeld, Benjamin | Noell, Thomas | Overton, James | Prather, Thomas | Quigley, James
  • Roberts, Robert | Robertson, James | Robertson, William | Ross, George
  • Silvertooth, George | Smith, Adam | Stephens, George | Sutton, Robert
  • Taylor, David | Telford, David | Thompson, John | Threlkeld, Moses | Threlkeld, Thomas






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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Give No Quarter Means "to Kill" #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy #ncancestors

Give No Quarter Means "to Kill"

Stories that the Soldiers want you to remember are found in the Pension Records. During the Revolutionary War, the patriots fought in battles which they wished to remember, and pass on.  Some of the stories  helped to inspire people to join the cause.  Such as the one about Colonel Banastre Tarleton who "gave no quarter" to the South Carolina militia who displayed a white flag of surrender.  Instead, he ordered his men to run them in with their swords.  The story of Tarleton's vicious nature and cruelty spread throughout the ranks and gained more militiamen as they moved towards North Carolina and engaged in a battle at King's Mountain. Thus, the cry of victory was loudly proclaimed.  Today, the only means of learning some of these stories is to read actual pensions of Revolutionary War soldiers.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Names of Virginia Ancestors --- > Louisa County

Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Court House Records


Ferncliff, Virginia

Louisa County was created in 1742 from Hanover County, Louisa County and was named for Princes Louise of Great Britain, the youngest daughter of King George II and the wife of King Frederick V of Denmark. Patrick Henry was known to have resided in Louisa County for a short time on Roundabout Creek. Thomas Johnson was a representative of Louisa County in the House of Burgesses. Patrick Henry established himself as an eloquent lawyer and won his first election in 1765 and represented Louisa County. 

Louisa County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Marriages 1757 to 1856
Digital Images of Wills 1745 to 1766
  • Belscher, Patrick
  • Buckner, Philip
  • Clark, Christopher
  • Cosby, John
  • Fleming, Robert
  • Harris, Benjamin
  • Johnson, John
  • Kimbro, William
  • Lea, Francis
  • Mackalester, William
  • Meriwether, Francis
  • Moorman, Elizabeth
  • Sumter, William
  • Terrill, Richard
  • Waddy, Samuel
  • Woodall, James
  • Yancy, Archelaus
Digital Images of Wills 1767 to 1783
  • Anderson, David
  • Anderson, Pouncey
  • Arnett, James
  • Barrett, Charles
  • Belscher, Judy
  • Bibb, Benjamin Sr.
  • Bourn, William
  • Bunch, Samuel
  • Byars, John
  • Carr, John
  • Carr, John (2)
  • Carr, Samuel
  • Christmass, John
  • Chiles, John
  • Clark, Francis
  • Clark, Joseph
  • Cory, Edward
  • Cosby, David
  • Davis, John
  • Dickenson, Charles
  • East, Joseph
  • Fernham, Robert
  • Garland, Nathaniel
  • Garrett, William
  • Gooch, William
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A Flowing Stream #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

A Flowing Stream 



A creek does not always flow so freely.  Sometimes it is blocked by rocks and debris. Likewise, finding the ancestors is seldom a flowing stream of information.  The rocks along the way need clearing away to discover more clues.  All the counties where an ancestor resided requires an exhaustive research plan. This includes wills, estates, deeds, tax digests, minute books, old newspapers, lotteries, etc.  My free research service to members covers all the possibilities. Membership in <a href="https://georgiapioneers.com/subscribe/subscribe.html">Georgia Pioneers is required</a>


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