Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The following snippet of the 1940 census shows William Orville Frizzell living in the household of his parents in Union Co Arkansas's El Dorado Township. He was my Dad's 6th cousin.
They shared common GGGG Grandparents: Nathan Frizzell & Margaret Deason. For those interested...he was born in Corsicana, TX and not Saginaw, Michigan. :-) You can find his birth certificate at FamilySearch.org as well as the corrected birth certificate from the same day which corrects birth time from 12:35 to 12:30 and lists the city along with the county of birth.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Finding my Dad's maternal Grandfather, James Jakes. alive and living with my Grandparents in 1940. When I first began researching over 20 yrs ago I found a Date of death on microfiche for a James Jakes in the area in which he had lived and I incorrectly ASSumed it was him. The date was within 2 yrs of his wife's death and it seemed logical to me(the whole dying of a broken heart bit after losing a spouse). I knew where he was buried however his tombstone did not have a year of death. So I never really gave much thought to researching any more on him other than his children and his ancestors. After finding that he was still alive in 1940 I was able to search FamilySearch's online death records for TN and come up with the correct Death Cert and the correct date of death which happened the following yr. It also gave his birthdate. Prior to that I only had the yr from the tombstone and a month from census records which is off by one from what his Death Cert listed. The certificate also told his place of death-- Davidson Co. Hospital(TN). and gave M as his middle initial...something I'd never seen. Makes me wonder if it is Morrow which was his mother's Maiden name. The informant on the death cert. listed his father as James Jakes...which is probably an error. I have several records showing his father was George Jakes although I don't rule out the possibility that George's middle name might have been James.
Now I'm off in search of his 1930 census entry and also going to find out who Martha Gibson, the informant on his death certificate is. Two Gibson brothers married two of James Jakes' daughters and his Aunt Ann Jakes married a Gibson. Lots of possibilities.
I love learning :-)
Search for your family in the 1940 Census Records
1940 US Federal Census at FamilySearch
1940 US Federal Census at National Archives And Records Administration
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The following scans are of a letter which my Grandfather, Thomas D. Cooke received as a pensioner. The letter which is dated April 19th 1956, contains a listing of KY/TN hospital participating in a Credit Plan of the Nashville Regional Blood Center.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
- William Clifford Cook: born 4th April 1811 in NC, USA; married 27th of Sept 1831 in Williamson Co., TN, USA; died 1 Jan 1882 in Bedford Co., TN, USA.
- Elizabeth Putman: born 1814 in Union Co., SC, USA; died 5th Sept. 1880 in Bedford Co., TN, USA.
- William Benton King: born Feb 1819 in Bedford Co., TN, USA; married 30 Sept. 1841 in Williamson Co., TN, USA; died 1901 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX, USA.
- Eliza Jane Manire: born 1818 in Williamson Co., TN, USA; died April 1896 in Gainsville, Cooke Co., TX, USA.
- George Jakes: born abt. 1820 in Franklin Co.,VA, USA; married abt 1845 in Tennessee; died after 1880 census in TN, USA.
- Catherine Morrow: born abt. 1830; died after 1880 census in TN, USA.
- David Frizzell: born 23rd Oct. 1808 in Bedford Co., TN, USA ; married 15th Nov 1834 in ; died 27th Dec 1870 in Bedford Co., TN, USA
- Rebecca Manley: born 1818 in Bedford Co., TN, USA ; died 1862 in Bedford Co., TN, USA.
- Elisha Luna: born 5th Nov. 1825 in Smith Co., TN, USA; married 11th Dec 1851 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA; died 19th June 1889 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA.
- Keziah Rigsby: born 1832 in White Co., TN, USA ; died 1909 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA.
- David Pittman: born April 1838 in Jackson Co., AL, USA; married 22th Dec 1859 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA; died 11th Feb 1922 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA.
- Mary D. Frances Adcock: born 20th of May 1842 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA; died 30th of Dec. 1902 in Dekalb Co., TN, USA
- William Leon Acuff: born 25th of Jan. 1842 in Bledsoe Co., TN, USA; married 5th Jan. 1871 in Van Buren Co., TN, USA; died 3 Feb. 1898 in Van Buren Co., TN, USA.
- Sarah McElroy: born 28th Nov 1847 in Van Buren Co., TN, USA; died 2nd July 1925 in Dallas, Madison Co., AL, USA.
- William P. Hale: born 1849 in Van Buren Co., TN, USA; married abt 1871 prob. in Bledsoe Co., TN, USA ; died bet. 1920-1930 in Warren Co., TN, USA.
- Nancy Arminda Hitchcock: born 6th Sept 1840 in Warren Co., TN; died before 1887 in TN(prob. Van Buren Co.), USA
Yep...I'm a Tennessee Girl :-)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Several of my ancestors lived in Dist 6 of DeKalb Co TN between the years 1840-1880. I have been putting abstracted indexes of the US Federal Census for that area and have gotten 1840-1870 finished. The families in my line were the Pitmans, Adcocks and Lunas(maternal lines). I would like to do a study of the families from that area but have not had the time to put into it and didn't want to do something half the way.
The new additions are for the 1850 and 1860 census..but you can view each of the years for Dist 6 at the following links.
Monday, January 11, 2010
The Genealogy and Family History Department is headed by Bob Davis(email@example.com). The department offers a wide range of genealogical classes for college credit however if you wish to take them without college credit you can do so for $30 a semester regardless of how many you take under the Continuing Education Credit. You can also order microfilm from LDS's vast collection through WSCC.
If you have a PDF reader you can read and print outlines for research on a variety of topics by clicking on the links in the left column of the page. If you don't have a PDF reader you may download by clicking on the word ADOBE. Try a search of the WSCC Card Catalog or take a virtual tour of the campus.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
This edition of Smile for the Camera is the 18th edition and the word prompt is Travel.
My contribution is a picture of my Uncle Morris B. Cooke(my Dad's brother) on his Indian Motorcycle. I'm not sure what year this was taken. My guess would be late 1940's/early 1950s. I believe the motorcycle would be a model made some time in the mid-40s. My Cooke family lived in Old Hickory, TN which was for the most part a company town built around the Dupont plant which opened there in 1918.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
- Subscription to Family Tree Magazine, Heritage Quest or another genealogy related magazine
- Database Subscriptions(Footnote.com, Ancestry.com, WorldVitalRecords etc.)
- Week long trip to the FHL in SLC
- A Genealogy Conference
All of those are wonderful ideas. I love my subscription to Family Tree Magazine as well as my Footnote.com subscription.
Now if Santa is wondering what I'd like for Christmas:
(Cue the "Santa Baby" music)
- William Clifford Cook's parents' names(he married in Williamson Co TN and lived in Bedford Co. TN)
- Census Entries for the Wm. Taylor Hale family in 1860 & 1870(minus Wm.) they should be in Van Buren Co. TN
- Thomas Adcock's parents' names--(Warren Co TN area)
- Records from Annie Pitman Dunham's visit to Talequah in 1866
- Pictures of the six GG Grandparents( I have pics of 2 sets): Wm C. & Elizabeth Putman Cook, George & Catherine Morrow Jakes, David & Rebecca Manley Frizzell, Elisha & Keziah Rigsby Luna, David and Mary Adcock Pitman, Wm P. & Nancy Arminda Hitchcock Hale.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
It has some good information for those researching Confederate soldiers but one section in particular caught my attention.
"However, the National Archives has no Confederate pension records in its files. To order these, one would have to contact the state from which the Confederate soldier served."
The last statement is not correct. To order PENSION files a researcher would contact the state in which the soldier or widow was living when they applied for pension. This wouldn't necessarily be the state in which the soldier served since the majority of states that granted Confederate pensions did not do so until 20+ years after the war(on average).
I've done a bit of research using Confederate Pension Records mainly with Tennessee & Texas pensioners. Most of the TX Pensions I have worked with were for soldiers who had served in TN.
See my Confederate Pension Abstractions for an idea of what is on the TN & TX applications. These application did vary in the questions that they asked even within the same state and year to year.
My favorite question that they asked the Soldier is:
Do you use intoxicants?