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My posts can be accessed by the date posted from the column on the right. Blog posts containing specific surnames can be found by clicking on the names in the left column.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
- One of my readers wants to see all of my posts, but only sees the ones pertaining to her family on the her family group page. She will now get notice of all posts and any interesting items that I might find and want to add to this page.
- A few friends on my Facebook page are not family, but are interested in genealogy. This would allow them to receive notices about my posts.
- Anyone can find this page on Facebook. My other pages are closed and require an invitation. You can tell all of your friends and family about this one. This is another form of "cousin bait."
- AND, more people, who are not family, are reading my blog. A few requested to be "friends" on Facebook. They would see more about my genealogical research and finds on this new Facebook page.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
In honor of the mothers in my family tree . . . .
|Happy Mother's Day, Mom!|
|Happy Mother's Day to my sister - a wonderful mother and grandmother!|
|Happy Mother's Day to my Aunt!|
|Doris Staubach Quinn - My mother-in-law.|
1929 - 2012
|Edith Giddens Davis, my grandmother|
|Myrtie Hairston Bryan, my grandmother|
|Harriet Albritton Bryan, my great-grandmother|
|Lodema Criswell Hairston, my great-grandmother|
|Bertha Davis Hawkins, my great-grandmother|
1879 - 1965
|Mary Lucy Glynn Giddens, my great-grandmother|
|Julia Harvey Glynn, with daughter Carrie, my great-great-grandmother|
Died in 1919
|Elizabeth Regan Bryan, my great-great-grandmother|
|Caroline Olive Davis, my great-great-grandmother|
1847- after 1901
|Mary Ann "Polly" Evans Criswell, my great-great-grandmother|
Friday, May 10, 2013
Last week, I posted the above picture of a boy at his confirmation. I determined that the picture might be Francis Meehan, child of Sarah Murray and her husband Edward Meehan who lived in NYC.
|Mary and Helen Quinn|
Taken at Mueller's Studio
If there are any Meehan's reading this blog, I would love to have your input!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
- In 1864, Frances and her four children, Emily, Caroline, Sam, and Mary were listed in Lot #1 on Reddick Bryan’s Partition of Slaves and this lot was drawn by Harriet Bryan for her husband Terrell. Many former slaves were living with former slaveholders in 1870. Look at the document above to see a Frances and four children living with Terrell Bryan's family.
- A Thomas Briant was not on any other census record in Bienville Parish. And, I did not find him in the deed index even though the census record indicates that he owned land. Terrell Bryan did own land.
- We are looking at a copy of the original or even a copy of a copy when we look at a census record. The person who copied this has legible handwriting but I suspect that the actual census taker, H. J. Twitchell, did not. Terrell's half-brother, John Regan, was written as John Cregan, my great-great-grandmother is listed as Sarah instead of Elizabeth, Wimberly is written as Wimbly throughout the census, and many, many names were butchered on this local census record.
- The number of children is a perfect match. All ages matched except Hollen (listed as Sarah) who was listed as five years old on the census, but would not have been five for another month. I listed the ages of family members as of the date of the census, July 6, 1870, on the comparison below.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Edward Dawson, son of Margaret Quinn and Harold Dawson was only two years old in 1930.
Patrick and James McGing, sons of Kate Murray and Peter McGing were also too young.
Mary Quinn Meaney and her husband, Lawrence had a son, William, who would be the correct age. They lived in Louisville, Kentucky where there is a St. Paul Church, but the age of the church is unknown.
The most likely candidate is Francis Meehan, age 9 in 1930, son of Sarah Murray and Edward Meehan. In 1920, Meehan family lived on at 218 117th Street in NYC, just down the street from a St. Paul Church at 113 East 117th Street.