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Courthouse Serendipity

In response to “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” #52Ancestors About 5 years after I began the search for my family’s roots, I had an encounter in the courthouse in Rutherford County, North Carolina, that eventually solidified a theory about my … Continue reading

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Bourbon for Barton?

For all us descendants of ol’  Barton the horse thief…  a holiday gift from Larry Loveless via the Lovelace List on Rootsweb.

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Didja ever have one of those days (months, years)?

Well, it has happened.  I have really overextended myself in genealogy work.  I guess it happens to everyone at some point who goes into business for him/herself.  I now find myself way behind on three client projects, have one waiting … Continue reading

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Searching for Cotchetts in Charleston, South Carolina

It has been a productive day on my latest commission. I spent today at the Charleston County Public Library trying to find information on the family of George Cotchett for a new client, and as I said, it was a … Continue reading

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How can census records help in research? A case study: the obituary of Lorraine Loveless of Centerville, Tennessee

Sometimes the smallest bit of information can lead to the discovery of a family lineage. Using a recent obituary and available online census records, I was able to trace a family back with certainty to 1850, and using posts to … Continue reading

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The Last Will and Testament of John Walker of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1820

Yesterday I posted a marriage bond from Rutherford County, North Carolina, for William Dycus and Usely Walker.  Today I am posting the will of the father of Usely/Urcilla/Ursula Walker, John Walker, who wrote his will on the 7 January 1820. … Continue reading

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Rutherford County, North Carolina marriage bond, 1803

Below is an image of the Rutherford County marriage bond, dated 12 April 1803, for William Dicus [Dycus] and Usely [Urcilla] Walker.  Click on the image to magnify it. William and Urcilla are the my 4th great-grandparents.  Here is my line … Continue reading

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Noah Loveless of Abbeville, reprise

Just a followup to yesterday’s post about Noah Loveless of Abbeville District, South Carolina.  Jack D. Lovelace, a regular contributor on the Lovelace surname listserv on Rootsweb (lovelace@rootsweb.com), posted the following in response, which he has kindly allowed me to … Continue reading

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Noah Loveless, Abbeville District, South Carolina

Well, folks, I really got knocked off on a tangent this morning.  There was a Facebook post from Bob Stevens on the South Carolina Genealogy FB page about a list of abstracts and an index to Abbeville SC Equity Records.  … Continue reading

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Review: “The Cemeteries of the Area That Was Old Tryon County, NC & Upper SC” by W. D. Floyd.

The Cemeteries of the Area That Was Old Tryon County, NC & Upper SC.  Compiled by W. D. Floyd.  Archived on “The Wayback Machine” at The Internet Archive (http://wayback.archive.org/web/20070511000426/http://rfci.net/wdfloyd/).  Enhanced edition available on CD from The Genealogical Society of Old … Continue reading

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