Monthly Archives: November 2015

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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