In Genealogy we start with what we know and we work to what we don’t know. That is far easier said than done. Mainly because the documents we need may not be readily available to work backwards in a straight line. But I do know (from previous research) that Manerva Beasley Haynes Turner is my… Continue reading Genealogist at work-Where Do I Go from Here?
I haven’t been lax in my work lately. The planned Genealogy Scanning project is moving slowly along as is cleaning up my source citations and making sure my research notes in Evernote are in good order. I chose one of my mom’s surnames: Hubbard and started working on getting all the documents scanned. There weren’t… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Progress Reports….
Hubby and I visited this beautiful site last year as we Walked in the steps of the Tennessee Brigade.
Mary Tyler Moore at the dedication of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Sheperdstown University
Most people remember Mary Tyler Moore as one of Hollywood’s great funny ladies, and for good reason: Laura Petrie, and more recently, Mary Richards, left an indelible mark on American society. Moore’s death today at age 80 is a real loss.
What many don’t know is that Mary Tyler Moore had deep ties to the Civil War community.
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My mother’s side of the family is never easy to research. They were poor sharecroppers after the Civil War on one side. The other side gentlemen farmers. A few did own large plantations, but for the most part researching her family has tested every thing I have ever learned in 30 years of genealogy research… Continue reading Using FAN to Research-Or Why I Could Strangle a Census Taker
Well, didn’t take me long to remember why I didn’t make much progress with scanning the files in my filing cabinet. 1) it is incredibly boring 2) there are a lot of things I don’t really know what to do with, like copies of index books that I might need or might not. 3) it… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Scanning Progress
Jonathon A. Proctor was born circa 1784 in NC.1,2,3,4,5 Jonathon A. Proctor married Sarah Cutchin, daughter of Samuel Cutchin and Mourning Hudnall, on 8 Mar 1808 in Edgecombe County, NC.6 Jonathon and Sarah became the parents of Unknown female Proctor between 1808 and 1810 in Edgecombe County, NC. Jonathon A. Proctor was enumerated as the… Continue reading When A Will Doesn’t Exist-Jonathon A. Proctor and Sarah Cutchin
As we saw in our previous two posts, one source of information for the Cutchin (Cutchen) family states that Thomas Cutchen dies before his father’s estate can be probated, however, we also found that Thomas was mentioned in his mother’s estate a decade later. So today we will look at the probate process for both… Continue reading Understanding a Life Estate and How it Can Affect Probate
Every genealogist worries that no one will want to carry on their genealogy after they are gone. I have three kids. The oldest was my best hope. 🙂 He loves World War II and airplanes, so I figured he’d be the easiest to bring in. His younger sister hates history and I figured she was… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-I Have A Genealogy Heir!!!!
Back in the 1990s, when I first started with genealogy, most of the way genealogists communicated was through written letters. I have never been much of a letter writer, and with two small children, time was at a premium. Today as I go through my files and make scans of records, I find two letters… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Genealogy Regrets
Mourning Hudnall married Samuel Cutchin (Cuthen) most likely in the Isle of Wight County, VA where they both lived. Sometime between 1820 and 1830, Samuel and Mourning moved to Davidson County, TN. Samuel Cutchen made his will in Davidson County, TN in December 1829 and died before November 1830, when his will was recorded. Mourning… Continue reading Will-Mourning (Hudnall) Cutchin