May 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Tyler's in 1798

I am trying to locate my GG grandfather's family.  I do know that Randall Tyler was born in Maine in 1798 but I don't know what county or have any more information than that.  I know he came to Ohio around 1830's or so as he married Elizabeth Harriman there.  I think his father may be named Samuel Tyler but not sure.

If anyone can help me with research in Maine I sure would appreciate it as I live in Alabama.

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Added by Marlene on May 28, 2011 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Carter and Murphy

I am looking for some information on John Carter married to Betsey Murphy, they had a daughter Mary J. Carter who married Robert Fossett.  The only information I can find on John & Betsey is in Dodges Vitals of Old Bristol, it simply lists names and relationship to thier daughter and vice versa.  I cannot find any detailed information on death,birth ir marriage by looking through all the Carters' and Murphys'.

Added by Dwayne Jones on May 21, 2011 at 9:40pm — 5 Comments

DAR

my first cousin has made the application and now just needs to prove it all. My father passed in 1999 but prior to that he took up the "hobby" of the family genealogy after he retired. He met a second cousin and the two created a very nice family history and tree back for many generations. Most of it was done the hard way...hours in library's scouring books and old microfilms. He has vast binders of stuff and we, his family, have a lovely printed spiral bound book with the gleanings of his…

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Added by Laurie Davis on May 19, 2011 at 6:38pm — 3 Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT7

One of the little mysteries of the precedings on 3Apr 1884 is that there

is no indication as to what order the various witnesses testified nor is

there any notation of time of day. If Asa's wife, my 2x great grandmother

Florilla Dunham Ellingwood, gave her statement late in  the day after all

the others it might possibly explain the somewhat (I think) prosecutorial

tone of the questioning. Despite that Florilla's responses steadily agree

with those Asa…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT6

Before I move on to Florilla Dunham Ellingwood's testimony, I wanted to share what

I've found about two of the witnesses Asa asked to have interviewed on his behalf.

The first is James Barrows. As I previously mentioned,  Asa Ellingwood's mother

was Rachel Barrows and after her death, he went to live with his Aunt Polly Barrows

and her husband Morton Curtis. Given that fact, I was fairly sure that witness James

Barrows was a relative.

  

On p.501 of…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:42am — 2 Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT5

A few comments on what we've seen so far from 2x great grandfather Asa

Ellingwood's testimony:



I am extremely fortunate to have a copy of  cousin Florence O'Connor's  book

The Ancestors and Descendants of Asa Freeman Ellingwood and Florilla

(Dunham) Ellingwood (West Paris, Me 1979)
to draw upon in my family research.

In her section on Asa himself, she writes of how Asa and his brother Oscar were

sent to live with their Aunt Polly Barrows Curtis and…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:37am — No Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT4

This is the second part of my 2x great grandfather Asa Freeman Ellingwood's

testimony on behalf of his Civil War Disability Pension claim. There are some

parts that I wasn't able to make out and other words which are my best guesses

at  meaning, The latter are indicated by (?). Other that that the grammar and

punctuation are as they appear on the original document.



I will discuss what I learned from this testimony in my next post. 



Q:…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:31am — No Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT3

This is the first part of 2x great grandfather Asa F. Ellingwood's pension

request affidavit. I was struck not so much by the content as I was by the

barely legible handwriting of whoever was taking the notes for Asa's hearing

and the lack ofg a question mark at the end of the questions!





That aside, there's a lot of information here about Asa's life and I'll discuss

that after I post the second half of Asa's testimony.…



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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT2

Because of the length of the document, the header is missing from…
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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:17am — No Comments

ASA ELLINGWOOD'S PENSION FILE PT1





 

 

 

 

 

On May 1st, 1861, barely three weeks after the firing on Fort Sumter,

my great great grandfather Asa Freeman Ellingwood enlisted in the

Union Army. Seven months later he was…

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Added by Bill West on May 15, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

Court records

I'm trying to locate records from Kennebec County Supreme Judicial CourtSession:Oct. 1837Volume & Page:9-169-7017Reference Code:94-74

 

My ancestor had 3 cases for debt in 1837. Are these records on microfilm or the internet? Is there some other way for me to see these records outside of Maine?…

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Added by Kip on May 4, 2011 at 7:25am — 5 Comments

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