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History of companies I and E, Sixth Regt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Whiteside County. Containing a detailed account of their experiences while serving as volunteers in the Porto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American war of 1898. Also a record of the two companies as state troops from the date of organization to April 30th, 1901

Transcription: W. D. Matthews’ Spanish American War letter home.

This newspaper article provides a revealing glimpse into the life of an American soldier during the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico.   Featured image: Companies I and E, Sixth Regt., Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Whiteside County while serving as volunteers in the Porto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American war of 1898.   This is W. D. …

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Dame Emma Albani

Dame Emma Albani (Emma Marie Louise Cécile Lajeunesse) of Chambly, Québec

Emma Marie Louise Cécile Lajeunesse (known professionally as Dame Emma Albani), was a world-renowned soprano for most of the 19th century and into the early 20th century.   Featured image: Dame Emma Albini (4th cousin 3 times removed) on her tours of Europe and North America, where she sang for Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I and …

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Keefer, Christian; Land Certificate #17693

Transcription: Land Certificate of Christian W. Keefer

Land Certificate No. 17693 of Christian W. Keefer. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Certificate No. 17693 To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Whereas Christian W. Keefer, of Lake County, Ohio has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Milwaukee …

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Death Certificate of Mary A. Hickman

Transcription – Death Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio

Transcription – Death  Certificate for Mary Hickman of Montgomery, Ohio.   STATE  OF OHIO BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS CERTIFICATE OF DEATH ___________________ 1  PLACE OF DEATH County   Montgomery     Registration District  No.  902     File No. _________________ Township  Clay     Primary Registration District  No. 5370     Registered No.  33055 or Village  _________________________     No.  ____, ________________St., ______ Ward (If death …

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Transcription: Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET

Transcription:  Prominent Families of the United States of America, page 402-4; BURKET BURKET Jacob F. Burket, b. in Perry Co., Ohio, 25 March 1837 ; m., at Lenawee Co., Michigan, Pamy D., dau. of John Walters, of Findlay, Ohio, and, by her (who d. 6 June 1900), had issue :– 1.  Harlan Fessenden, b.  15 …

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Hull, Quebec

What was there?

  What was there is a website that provides comparative photos of a location in the present day with archived photos from history.   My favorite part of genealogy is finding treasured images relating to people, places, events and things in my genealogy research. All of this information provides the color to our ancestors’ stories. …

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Abigail Williaposition of Abigail Williamsms' deposition.

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.

Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George Jacobs, granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. English and Sarah Churchwell.   Abigail Williams verifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath appeared to & hurt her many times by pinching & bringing the book for her to get her …

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Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

  Transcription of the biography of William H. Jaques.       Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and …

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Salsbury Prison, North Carolina

Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.   Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for Pension No. 89.92.5, and to return it herewith, with …

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Probate record of Henry Jaques.

Transcription: 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 …

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Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

  I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception.   Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden …

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Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand.

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand   Province of Nova Scotia MARRIAGE REGISTER Date of Marriage:  Feb. 1st 1909 Place of Marriage:  Arichat County:  Richmond How Married:  by license or banns:  Banns Date of Publication, if by Banns:  Jan. 17th – 24th – 31st 09 Full Name of GROOM:  Alfred Babin. His …

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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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Mark Blythe to Barack Obama Relationship Chart

Mark Blythe to Barack Obama Relationship Chart

  The relationship chart illustrating the multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-racial connections between Barack Obama and my husband Mark Blythe.   A while ago, we saw a genealogy chart in a Chicago newspaper online showing Barack Obama’s family tree, which includes one Ulrich Stehle (Steely), born about 1720 and died before 1773, living the entire time in …

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William Read Shelby, Biography

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, …

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US New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard.

Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116

Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard; page 116   Featured image: US New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Bull-Bullard. 116 NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700 BULL, Henry & 2/wf Esther/Hester ALLEN (1648-1676); [14 Feb 1664/5?], 1665/6?; Sandwich/Providence BULL, Henry (1610-1694) & 3/wf Ann (CLAYTON?) EASTON (-1708, ae 80), w Nicholas; 28 Mar …

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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

  Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage.   However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In …

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Fort Hall, Pocatello, Idaho.

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

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 …

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Robert Owen will

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 …

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

The Bourgs of Acadia

  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 …

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Blythe, Clayton William - 1943 Newspaper - Article only

Transcription: Draft Board Delinquents, Arlington Heights Herald, January 29, 1943

Following is the transcription of a newspaper article listing draft board delinquents printed in the Arlington Heights Herald on January 29, 1943.   Arlington Heights Herald Volume 16, Number 23 Friday, January 29, 1943   List more delinquents of draft board The following men, registered with Selective Service Local Board No. 1, are classified as …

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Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

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 …

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Passengers on a ship.

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

  The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.   There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, …

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Obituary for Mary Ann Keefer

Transcription: Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.

Obituary for Mary Ann (Jaques) Keefer of Elba, Wisconsin.   (Mary Ann Jaques, Mary Ann Keefer) KEEFER — At the home of her son Charles, in the town of Elba, Saturday March 11, 1899, Mrs. C. W. Keefer, aged 72 years and 10 months. Mary A. Jaques, was born in New York state May 11, …

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Amelia County, Virginia

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience …

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Cocke's Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames

  Virginia Marriage Records, 1700-1850; ‘C’ Surnames   (Featured image above: Cocke’s Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia.) September, 1789, Clements, John, & Nancy Walthall, (d. of William). January, 1797, Clements, Joseph, & Susan A. Woodson. December, 1830, Clements, John, & Martha Webster. Nov. 13, 1788, Cliborne, Leonard, & Fanny Tanner. Robt. Tanner. April 14, 1767, Cobbs, John …

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New England.

Genealogy Transcription: New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Kni – Kno.

  Following is my transcription of “New England Marriages Prior to 1700″ for surnames starting with ‘K’ from Knight to Knowles, and all varied surnames of spouses.   _________________________________   NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700   445 KNIGHT, Joseph (1673-) & Martha (GIBSON) LILLEY, w Reuben; 4 Apr 1699; Woburn KNIGHT, Lawrence (-1728) & …

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Meek, George - Revolutionary War Plaque

Genealogy transcription: Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County.

  The following is my own genealogy transcription of a Watchman article regarding George Meek of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. (The original data, images and more on this individual and family are also available on Blythe Genealogy.)   George Meek of Cumberland County Excerpt from: Watchman, May 1, 1931   Four soldiers of 1776 memorialized by D.A.R. …

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Reynolds, Jim with Paul and Marshall - 1945

Genealogy and bio: Reynolds, Matthews family moves from Canada to America.

Harmond James (Jim) Reynolds (see left) was the step-father of my father-in-law, Marsh Blythe and his brother Paul, as well as father to Marsh and Paul’s half-brother William and half-sister Helen. (The original data and images on this individual and family are available on Blythe Genealogy.) It was as a result of his relationship with Louise Matthews …

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River Brenig at Tregaron.

Genealogy and bio: Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales

Evan Isaac Shelby of Tregaron, Wales was the son of David Phillip “Phillip” Shelby (1648-1731) and Margaretta Alexander (1660-    ) and was the one who was honored by future namesakes including Brigadier General Evan Shelby. (The original data, images and more on this individual and family are also available on Blythe Genealogy.) Also believed to …

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Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Geauga, Ohio

Genealogy transcription: Obituary of Sophronia Warner.

The following is the obituary of Sophronia Warner.   Obituary.   Miss Sophronia Warner   — The remains of Miss Sophronia Warner, widow of the late Daniel Warner, who for many years occupied rooms in the Young block, southeast corner of Main and St. Clair streets, were brought here yesterday, Tuesday, for interment in Evergreen …

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Kiefer, Mrs. Carl Kiefer; Obituary

Genealogy transcription: Obituary for Mrs. Carl Kiefer

The following is my genealogy transcription of the Obituary for Mrs. Carl Kiefer. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.)  Mrs. Carl Kiefer Mrs. Carl Kiefer of the Johnson Apartments died late Friday afternoon following a heart attack in a downtown department store. The Cleveland – born woman …

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Keefer, Christian W. and Mary A

Genealogy Mystery: Who were Christian W. Keefer’s parents?

Christian W. Keefer (Chester) is an important figure in one of the main branches of my husband’s and children’s ascendancy. He married Mary Ann Jacques and they eventually settled and raised a family in Dodge County, Wisconsin. (Original data, images and more are available for this individual and family on Blythe Genealogy.)  After numerous years …

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U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

Transcripton: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe

The following is my transcripton of the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 for Wesley Elmer Blythe.   (Front …) REGISTRATION CARD FORM #: ?78 No.: 64 ROW 1 Name in Full:     Wesley Elmer Blythe      (Given name, Family name)          Age in yrs.: 26 ROW 2 Home Address:    718 Wayne …

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Submit Hall

Alanson and Gardner Adams, Brothers in Arms in the War of 1812

  I mentioned in a previous post about William B. Coon, who served as a soldier for the United States in the War of 1812 and was the father of Civil War casualty David Coon, that I would be writing about Alanson Adams (fifth great grandfather to my kids) who was father to David Coon’s …

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Transcription – Obituary for Doyle Clement Cadwallader

  Obituary of Doyle Clement Cadwallader   10/20/1944 Press Gazette   OBITUARY   “In the midst of life we are in death. In the moment that ye think not, In the twinkling of an eye, The Angel of Death may appear.” The foregoing quotation seems to me very fitting for Doyle Clement Cadwallader, whose death …

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March 29, 1915 Society Columns in The Washington Post

Transcription: Rockville Society, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915.

Transcription: Rockville Society, The Washington Post, March 28, 1915.   ROCKVILLE SOCIETY Mrs. Beverly W. Bond, of Leesburg, Va., has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Martha Magruder, in Rockville. The missionary society of the Presbyterian Church was entertained Friday afternoon by Mrs. Robert B. Peter. The March meeting of the Mito Society of the Southern …

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Transcription: David (Davie) Shelby, 1847-1914

Transcription: David (Davie) Shelby, 1847-1914 SHELBY (David Davie) 1847-1914 SHELBY, David D., U. S. circuit judge, apptd. March 2, 1899; b. Madison Co., Ala., Oct. 24, 1847; s. Dr. David and Mary (Bouldin) S.; studied law at Cumberland Univ., Lebanon, Tenn.; m. Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 8, 1872, Annie Davis. Admitted to Ala. bar, April 8, …

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Transcription: David D. Shelby, Lawyer

Transcription: David D. Shelby, Lawyer Shelby, David D., lawyer, state senator, jurist, was born Oct. 24, 1847, in Madison county, Ala. In 1882-84 he was a member of the Alabama state senate. Since 1899 he has been United States circuit judge for the fifth circuit of Alabama. HERRINGSHAW, T.W.  Herringshaw’s national library of American biography. …

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Naming conventions in genealogy.

It’s important to know naming conventions for genealogy #namingconventions.

  I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions.   Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow …

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Wedding Certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams

Transcription: Wedding Certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams

The following is my transcription of the marriage certificate of Joseph Ambler and Ann Williams for their marriage of 6da 8mo 1720 in Merion Meeting House, Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania.   Joseph Ambler of the Township of Montgomery in the County of Philadelphia, Wheelright, and Ann Williams, daughter of Jno. Williams of ye Township of Meirion …

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Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities. New techniques in DNA technology may mean we have …

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Transcription: Statement of John Shelby, M.D. regarding Ephraim Bandy.

The following is a statement written by John Shelby, M.D. attesting to the circumstances surrounding his treatment of Ephraim Bandy’s wounds at Camp Strother. Nashville August 10th 1879 Be it known to those it may concern, that I, John Shelby, M.D. late Hospital Surgeon to the Southern division of miliitia under the command of Major …

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Transcription: Obituary for Ira Cadwallader

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Ira Cadwallader.   IRA CADWALLADER   Ira Cadwallader, 70, prominent farmer of the Danville community, died at his home there Sunday about 1 A. M. He had lived his entire life in that neighborhood. He was a member of the Danville Church of Christ, serving for …

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Mrs. Victor Murdock – Washington Post, March 28, 1915.

Portrait and short profile of Mrs. Victor Murdock in The Washington Post issue of March 28, 1915. Text transcription: WIFE OF WELL-KNOWN STATESMAN, LONG PROMINENT IN CONGRESSIONAL CIRCLES MRS. VICTOR MURDOCK During the ten years of her husband’s service in Congress as a representative from Kansas, she has been a notable figure in society. ____________________ …

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John Lambert Cadwallader

Transcription: News article re John Lambert Cadwalader

John Lambert Cadwalader, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia: Chester Times article, Race for Deputy Collector, Chester, Pennsylvania, About August, 1885, Col. 3   RACE FOR DEPUTY COLLECTOR ———— The Efforts Being Made to Secure Samuel Lyon’s Position in this City President Cleveland last week appointed John Cadwalader as Collector of the Port of Philadelphia, …

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Major General George Cadwalader

Transcription: Obituary for General George Cadwalader

Following is the transcription of the obituary for General George Cadwalader, published in the Bucks County Gazette on Thursday, February, 6, 1879.   General George Cadwalader died in Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon, in the seventy-third year of his age, from an attack resembling apoplexy, with which he was seized on Sunday night. He was a …

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St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales.   Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in …

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Vandergrift, Westmoreland, PA

Transcription: Biographies of John Sloan Smeltzer, Jules Hugg, James Keating (in part) and including Jacob and Mary Shellhammer.

The following is my transcription from the original image of page 563 of “The History of Westmoreland County”, in my case concerning the Shellhammers, but mentioning the Smeltzer, Chambers, Meeker, Fox, Sloan, Stidard, Lawrence, Wicht, Theibert, Beck, Hugg, and Keating surnames.   HISTORY OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY 563 JOHN SLOAN SMELTZER.   The father of John Sloan …

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The old Philadelphia State House.

Transcription: A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761

A List of Children at the State House in Philadelphia; June 19, 1761   By AUTHORITY. A LIST of CHILDREN now at the State-Houfe, in Philadelphia, who in the Courfe of the War, were taken Captives from feveral Parts of this Province by the Indians, and have been lately releafed by His Excellency General  A …

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