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Transcription: Death records of Andover, Massachusetts; 1719-1723.

Old North Parish Burying Ground, Andover, Massachusetts 2

The following is my transcription of a page of death entries of Andover Massachusetts between the years 1719 and 1723.   It’s quite clear from these entries that there were many deaths from smallpox in the latter part of 1721 and the early part of 1722. Featured image: Gravestone of Christopher Osgood in the Old …

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Ellis Williams of Goshen, 1756.

Ellis Williams' house built c. 1754.

  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 …

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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 …

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David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

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 …

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Transcription: William Read Shelby biographies

William Read Shelby, Biography

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, …

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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 …

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John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  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 …

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Transcription: Budd family – Burlington Quaker Meeting birth records.

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 …