Transcription: Biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely; Dictionary of National Biography

Fort Hall, Pocatello, Idaho.

Following is my transcription of the biography of Dr. Oscar B. Steely from the Dictionary of National Biography. Featured image: Replica of the first Fort Hall in Pocatello, Idaho. DR. OSCAR B. STEELY.   Greater than the responsibility of almost any other line of human endeavor is that which rests upon the physician; the issues of …

Transcription: Notes from Albemarle Parish Register, Sussex County, Virginia.

Map of the coast of Virginia in the 17th century.

  WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE   Quarterly Historical Magazine; VOL. XIV. JULY, 1905. No. 1.   NOTES FROMA ALBEMARLE; PARISH REGISTER, SUSSEX COUNTY, VA.   Amy, daughter of Robert Hicks and Mary his wife, born 7 April, 1742. Absalom, son of Joseph Harwood and Sarah his wife, born 2 August, 1743. Benjamin, son of Willet Robards …

Transcription: Will of Rachell Chatterton of Glentham, Lincolnshire of 1653.

Will of Rachell Chatterton of Glentham, Lincolnshire of 1653.

  The following is my transcription and the image of the will of Rachell Chatterton, widow of George Chatterton of Glentham, Lincolnshire of 1653.   She was the 10th great grandmother of my children and mother to Richard Chatterton, whose 1657 will also appears on this site.   Featured image above. Featured image description: The village church …

Transcription: Biographical sketches of Joseph F. Kirk and Joseph W. Kirk, Canal Fulton.

Joseph F. Kirk and Joseph W. Kirk of Canal Fulton.

Following are the biographical sketches of Joseph F. Kirk (fifth great grandfather to our children) and Joseph W. Kirk, his nephew – both of Canal Fulton, along the Ohio and Erie Canal.   History of STARK COUNTY with an outline sketch of OHIO. Edited by William Henry Perrin Publisher: Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers; 186 …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.

James River and Kanawha Canal, Goochland

  The following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland, Virginia.   In the name of God Amen, etc. I, Jeremiah Cannon of Goochland County in the Colony of Virginia being in perfect sences and sound memory do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in Manner …

Transcription: Partial will of Robert Owen of Pennsylvania’s Welsh tract.

Robert Owen will

The following is a transcript of the partial image of the will of Robert Owen of the Welsh Tract in Pennsylvania, scanned from “Merion in the Welsh Tract”. I’ve been able to find any reference to the missing top portion of the will.   …????? fifty pound for & towards ye mantenance & pre?????ment of …

The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who …