Friday, December 25, 2015

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tax Digests help Find Clues to Ancestors

All tax digests lists persons who have defaulted on their taxes, usually found as the last page of each district. The tax digests are not alphabetical, so we have to thumb through all of the pages to find anything. The default list does not necessarily reflect persons who refused to pay their property taxes. Rather, from the genealogist's point of view it lends itself more as a report of those who have either died or removed to another county. If the date is close to a mortality census (every 10 years), you can look there. Otherwise, if the person is old enough to have died, then searching the local cemeteries in the area is indicated. In the case of Georgia residents, there were many land lotteries, beginning in 1801 and going to 1832, so this is a good source to check. People were on the go. After the 1832 gold lottery in Georgia, people were moving westward in the state and into Alabama and Mississippi. This same type of trend follows in all of the original thirteen states. What I usually do is read every page of the county tax digest where my ancestor resided, recording the description of acreage, number of acres, names of neighbors, waterways, district, etc. (whatever the tax digest provides) for each year, then trace that same acreage forward. This information provides a time-line for when he resided in the county. When his name no longer appears, I search the default list. As I said, people were on the move. A sensible place to search next is the adjoining counties because the old parent county lines changed with the ascent of the formation of new counties. Next, I look at marriages with that surname. This also gives me a time-line of the marriages of the sons and daughters as well as an idea of whether or not any members of the family were still around. If there was a ten or twenty year gap, say, that means that the older generation has either died or moved away. Of course, a thorough search of the deed records tells a better story, but there may be little or nothing there.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Alabama Records added to Southeastern Genealogy

Alabama Probate Records and Genealogy available on Southeastern Genealogy

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Barbour
  1. Divorce Book B and Index
  2. Chancery Court (Estates, Wills, Petitions, Bonds, Adoptions, Marriage Licenses 1888 to 1927 and Index
  3. Deeds pp.124-532
Chambers County
  1. Marriages 1812-1837
  2. Wills 1833-1856

    Cherokee County
    1. Cherokee County Index to Apprentice Bonds 1882 to 1909
    2. Rehoboth Cemetery Records


    Clay County
    1. 1909 Clay County Death Index


    Fayette County
    1. Estate Settlements 1837-1838
    2. Land Grants 1840-1849


    Jackson County Digital Images of Wills and Estates, Will Book K 

    Names of Testators:
    1. Anderson, John
    2. Anderson, W. L.
    3. Arnold, Ralph
    4. Blackwell, Peter
    5. Byrd, Nathaniel
    6. Christian, Allen
    7. Evans, Samuel
    8. Frazier, Abner
    9. French, Jesse
    10. Gay guardianship
    11. Houston, William
    12. Inglis, Alexander
    13. Inglis, Samuel
    14. Johnson, Henrietta
    15. Larkin, David
    16. Loller, Samuel
    17. Malone, Sandy
    18. Matthews, Alfred
    19. Matthews, guardianship
    20. McClendon, Joel
    21. Messer, John
    22. Parks, Samuel
    23. Prince, Thomas
    24. Reed, John
    25. Reid, John
    26. Robertson, James
    27. Vann, Elizabeth
    28. Walker, George


    Limestone
    1. Wills 1826-1831
    2. Index to Will 1885-1890


    Macon County
    1. Marriages 1834 to 1842


    Marion County
    1. 1881 Pensions in Marion County


    Mobile County
    1. Wills 1812 to 1837


    Russell County
    1. Marriages 1926 to 1929
    2. Wills 1828 tp 1839
    3. Wills 1850 to 1873


    Shelby County
    1. Deans, Josiah Herbert (estate, will)


    Muster Rolls of 40th Alabama Infantry

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Who are you?

1776. Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge near Wilmington NC
A short while before the American Revolution, a vessel left Isle of Skye Scotland and dropped anchor outside of Wilmington, North Carolina.  It was loaded with the MacDonald Clan; and particularly Flora MacDonald, a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charles (Stuart pretender to the throne). They sent a message to the Governor of the State asking for acreage upon with to settle the clan and waited to be granted several thousand acres in Moore County.

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Scots sided with Great Britain in the cause.  One morning, the young Hugh McDonald, aged 16 years, while working alongside his father in the family field, saw a company of American patriots approaching on horseback. Not wanting to join the cause, the father ran into the woods to hide and while he was gone the patriots persuaded young Hugh to join up as a drummer boy.  Shortly thereafter, the boy fought in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, a minor but important victory for the patriots.  For the next several years Hugh fought in all of the skirmishes and battles of his regiment which eventually led to the surrender at Yorktown of Cornwallis.  In his pension, Hugh tells of a battle when he took a musket ball in the leg and fell to the ground.  A British soldier, standing over him, sword in hand, prepared to kill him when suddenly he changed his mind and ran into the woods.  That wounded leg would trouble Hugh all of his life.  After the war, the MacDonald clan, having chosen the wrong side of the conflict, was compelled to return to Scotland.  Meanwhile Hugh was entitled to a land grant for his service. The land was in Elbert County, and that is how the family set their roots in Georgia.

There are many such stories to be discovered in the records.  Just about everybody descends from a brave soldier of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or the American Civil War.  We read of the founders of this country and other heroes, yet we, too, have family members who risked everything to come to America, and take upon themselves the battle for freedom.  Yet, in this age, young people are rioting in the streets, demanding, demanding, demanding.  I wonder if they realize the sufferings of their own ancestors or have heard a story of their past?  If so, then I expect that, instead of destroying property, they would want to help America now in its troubling times.  For, it is during this era that we stand to lose our Constitutional freedoms and very life to domestic and foreign terrorists.  Hugh had the right to bear arms, to save himself from invading armies, and his children served in local militias carrying weapons to further protect the countryside. So that has been the way of it from America's earliest times.  One of of most precious freedoms, the right to keep and bear arms was described by Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs, and others.  This heritage is our right as are the freedoms for which Hugh McDonald fought so long ago.

Now, in the wake of terrorist attacks upon Paris, we are at a threshold of decision. Sit on our laurels and let Islam capture America, or fight.  Veterans speak of World War II  as "the big one".  However, larger, more terrifying battles knock at our doors, and promise many long years of struggle.   It is one which the spoiled children of the soldiers of the American Revolution and other wars do not understand.  For they have been safe all these years.  How can the mothers and fathers of these children change their hearts?  If they knew their background, who they really are , they would begin to understand and appreciate so strong a love for our America.  We can no longer depend upon the schools to teach a true history.  Instead, the schools trash Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and even Columbus (1492).  Toyko Rose of World War II is back, propagandizing, persuading the children to forget the founding fathers.  To help us discover our roots, many genealogical records are being published online.  It is joyful to piece together (from actual facts) the endearing stories of the past.  May I invite you to join these websites and make good use of the records? Georgia Pioneers, Kentucky Pioneers, North Carolina Pioneers, South Carolina Pioneers, Virginia Pioneers and Southeastern Genealogy.
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Sources: North Carolina State Papers; Revolutionary War Pension of Hugh McDonald.


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