William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of …

Biography of Capt. George Meek and Rachel Meek.

Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque

Capt. George MEEK, Mark’s 6th great grandfather, was born in 1741 in Maryland to Robert and Elizabeth (Alexander) MEEK. He married Rachel HERRON (b. 1749; d. after 1810) daughter of David and Elizabeth HERRON, in 1770. George spent his formative years in Maryland. It is likely he moved to Centre County, Pennsylvania upon his marriage …

Transcription: Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Probate record of Henry Jaques.

The following is my full transcription of a scan of the original probate record for Henry Jaques. Henry Jaques Deceased At a term of the Court of Common pleas, within and for the County of Geauga, in the state of Ohio begun and held at the Court house in Chardon, on the first day of …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 5 Dec 2014.

Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 5 Dec 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Canada Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 United States Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 Minnesota, Grand Army of the Republic …

Transcription: Watchman article of May 1, 1931 regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, PA.

The following is my own transcription of a Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Excerpt from:Watchman, May 1, 1931 FOUR SOLDIERS OF 1776 MEMORIALIZED BY D.A.R. GEORGE MEEK — In War and in Peace. From a paper prepared by Elizabeth Meek, of Bellefonte, Pa. Robert Meek came from Edinburgh, Scotland to Maryland …

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 14 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Albania Albania, Census, 1930 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Canada Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Czech Republic, School Registers 1799-1953 South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, …

From Chatterton to Blythe: A Family’s Journey to America

Chatterton Crest

Although this Richard Chatterton is one of many in the line and is not the earliest Chatterton ancestor of my husband and children, he was the key to finding everyone else. At least, his will was. One day, I decided to check out the UK Archives site and happened upon his will, in which several …