Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.
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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

  The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.   Featured image above: Ellis Williams’ house built c. 1754. Was it built by this Ellis Williams just prior to his death, or by his son.   Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams   Know all men by these presents that read on…

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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and children, are here collected, carefully copied from the originals. Many of the letters were written on such scraps of paper as were read on…

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)
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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions were completed by his son, Dr. William B. Coon in 1913, one for each family member. My father-in-law now holds one of the read on…

William Read Shelby, Biography
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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

NOTE: In biography of William Read Shelby and some other biographies of Shelbys of the time, the birthplace is erroneously claimed to be Cameron, Wales, when in truth it was Tregaron, Carnarvon, Wales. ____________ Shelby, William Read, Vice-President, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent Grand Rapids & Indiana Ry. Oflice Grand Rapids. Mich. Born Dec. 4, 184, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Educated read on…

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

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 my other children which sume read on…

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.
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John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of the most ancient in Glamorgan, read on…

Transcription: Budd family - Burlington Quaker Meeting birth records.
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Transcription: Budd family – Burlington Quaker Meeting birth records.

  The following are my transcriptions of three pages of Burlington Quaker Monthly meeting birth records for New Jersey.   I transcribed these pages because they contained some of our Budd ancestors, but decided to include others as well.   Hopefully this will be of help to some of you. Budds Famely Mary Budd Daughter of Thomas & Susannah Budd read on…

American Flag Commemorating WWII
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My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American – Canadian Genealogical Society American read on…