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Beeks line: Robert Carter abt 1648-1686, immigrant and mystery
Robert Carter was born most likely in England, about 1648.  This is a common name so it's hard to know for sure that family historians have found the right person.  However, a boy by that name was christened at St Peter's, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England on ...
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Allen, Beeks, Harshbarger, Holbrook lines: My 200th post
It's been close to two years since I started this blog, and when I began, I had no idea of when I would be "done".  I still have no idea.  I know I'm running out of people in the Harshbarger line (direct ancestors) to write about.  Almost the entire line ar...
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Allen line: William Wilkinson of Maryland, died 1718
What is it with these people?  Couldn't they just tell us when/where they were born and who their parents were?  It would be so much easier! William Wilkinson is interesting to me because he was in Maryland early, so would have seen many of the changes that...
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Robert was William and Tamar's son.  William, Jr. was not in the will of William Wilkinson but it would have been because he had died in 1715  prior to William Sr. making his will.  The reason that I think William, Jr. was William and Elizabeth's child is that it states that William and wife Tamar, Mary Lynch and Edward Mahan were with him when he died. Mary and Edward were neighbors of the Wilkinsons. You can find this will out on the internet. It is so sad to read it. On the records that you will find on the internet, it states that a James Wilkinson requested it to be recorded.  I have seen the original copy of the will and this information was transcribed wrong.  The person that requested it to be recorded was Tamar Wilkinson.  They had her name spelled as Thamas and it looked a little like James.
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Harshbarger line: Charles Bennett about 1730-
Charles Bennett is another mystery.  He is, so far, the head of the family only because it seems that no one has traced him back any further.  He is believed to have been born about 1730, because we know he married in 1753.  It is possible that this is the ...
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Holbrook line: Molly Wright Holbrook, still missing after a NEHGS search
The long and the short of it is that I got a few useful things for the $376.90 I sent NEHGS, but I don't know anything more than I did before about who Molly's parents might be.  Five months was a long time to be waiting for a result, and then to have a bit...
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Harshbarger line: Kemery obituaries
When I did some research at the Whitley County Historical Society a couple of years ago, the fine curator located the obituaries of Adam Kemery and Nancy Fannie Kemery for me.  These are from Columbia City, Indiana newspapers but I don't know which one, or ...
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 I was looking on Usgenweb.com and find it interesting that one of the parent counties for summit county (where Barbara Long and benjamin Buchtell married in 1844) is Medina County where Daniel Kemery and Susannah Essig were married in 1840. I wonder if there is something to that that could prove helpful.
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Allen, Beeks, Harshbarger, Holbrook lines: This and that
I'm a creature of habit, and I write about the Beeks and the Harshbarger lines one week, and the Allen and Holbrook lines another week.  So, here I am with an extra "fill in" blog, until I can get back on schedule next week. Looking to the future, I've orde...
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Holbrook line: About Amariah Holbrook's estate (died 1797)
I intended to do a transcription of the court records for Amariah's estate for this blog post, but I find there are too many words I can't decipher (my copies are dark in places and light in places).  So, this will be a summary of as much as I can make out ...
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Beeks line: Jeffrey Jones about 1630-December 21,1717
Every genealogist and family historian groans when they find a name like "Smith" or "Jones" in the family tree.  It almost automatically means long years of research trying to trace the family, and when a "Jones" is found early in the New World with no real...
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Allen line: Jonas Weed abt 1597-1676 Immigrant
The good news is that there is a lot of information published about Jonas Weed.  The bad news is that some of it is not proven.  What we do know of his life indicates that he was the "typical" New Englander.  He came to the New World in the Winthrop Fleet, ...
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Beeks line: Thomas Soole or Soule abt 1567 to 1614
I'm writing about Thomas because he didn't live to come to New England, although I'm thinking he would have wanted to do so.  There isn't much available about him but we do know the basics of his life.  He was born 1567 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England.  This is...
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Allen line: Moses Wheeler 1598-1698, Immigrant
It's a joy to write these blog posts.  I never write one entirely out of what I think I know when I sit down to write a post.  A little digging turns up more information, or draws into question what I think I know, and always leaves me with more questions. ...
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