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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020
Information from the last pages of the 1836 Tax List of Williamson Co. TN
Persons listed at the end of the 1836 Tax list of Williamson County Tennessee as having been purchasers of bills, bonds notes etc.
William Harrison Capital 500 Tax .42 1/2
Harrison & Griffin Capital 1000 Tax 1.23
William B Carpenter Capital 800 Tax 1.00
Joseph Tennisson Capital 2000 Tax 2.50
Theodrick Carter Capital 1472.64 Tax 1.84
Charles W Womack Capital 1500 Tax 1.87 1/2
Fountain B Carter Capital 817.87 Tax 1.02
William Hadley Capital 5974.85 Tax 7.47
Stephen Nolen Capital 2450.84 Tax 3.06
Nathan Jackson Capital 1900.00 Tax 2.37 1/2
Samuel Perkins Capital 6850.00 Tax (Blank)
Land, Town Lots, Slaves or Pleasure Carriages 5 cents per $100 value(10 cents per $100 if liable for double tax)
Free Polls at 12 1/2 cents each(25 cents if liable for double tax)
Online at FamilySearch.org Film 456077 DGS 7895998 Image 212 of 777
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Monday, November 09, 2020
- The Day Passenger Train from Nashville, at 4.30 A.M., Connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 8.05 A.M., and with Western and Atlantic R R at Chattanooga R.R. at 2 P.M.
- The Night Passenger Train from Nashville at 8 P.M., connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 6.10 P. M. with McMinnville and Manchester Railroad at Tullahoma at 7.04 P.M., and Memphis and Charleston R.R. at Stevenson at 10.35 P.M.
- The Day Passenger Train from Chattanooga, at 8.45 A.M., connects with McMinnville and Manchester R. R. at Tullahoma at 2.44 P.M., and with Shelbyville train at Wartrace at 3.50 P.M.
- The Night Passenger Train from Chattanooga at 7.14 connects with Memphis and Charleston R. R. at Stevenson at 10.12 P.M.
Sunday, November 08, 2020
17th Jul 1853 edition page 4 imaged at https://www.newspapers.com/
The Express Passenger and Mail Train leaves Nashville daily at 5 o'clock A.M connecting at Decherd's at 10 o'clock, with Carter, Sims & Co.'s daily line of Coaches for Huntsville Ala, and at Tennessee Bridge at 12 o'clock, noon with mail boats for Chattanooga. Passengers by this Train have half an hour at Wartrace for breakfast; and if going to Chattanooga or Huntsville, reach their destination the same evening.
The Accommodation Train leaves Nashville daily(Sundays excepted) for Wartrace at half past 2 o'clock P.M., connecting at Wartrace at 6 o'clock P.M. with branch Train for Shelbyville--which train also makes a connection with the Express Train at Wartrace at 8 o'clock in the morning--so that Passengers can go direct from Nashville to Shelbyville, morning and evening, by taking either the Express or Accommodation Train as may be preferred.
Arrival of Trains
Accommodation daily at 10 o'clock, A.M.(Sundays excepted)
We have established the above office for the sale of tickets to all stations on the N & C. R. R., and through tickets to the points above named, in order to avoid the hurry and confusion always occurring in procuring tickets at the Depot before the departure of a Train.
The location is central and convenient for all and the office open from 6 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night. Therefore Passengers who neglect supplying themselves with the Tickets will be charged 20 percent over the cost of them on the Cars.
H. L Anderson, Supt N and C.R.R.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Bedford Co TN Deed Book Entries:
Deeds v. OO-QQ Jan 1845-May 1849 Image 103 of 775
Thomas B Carlton to Simpson Putman
Deeds v. RR-TT May 1849-Sep 1852 Image 364 of 848
John Bylar and others to Noah Putman
Deeds v. RR-TT May 1849-Sep 1852 Image 367 of 848
Monday, October 12, 2020
Last week while I was scanning thru the Bedford Co TN Deed Books at FamilySearch for Jakes/Frizzell deeds I happened upon some from my Cook family. Posting the locations of the entries here so that they will be easier to find by other researchers who might find them interesting.
Bedford Co TN--Deed Book Entries
- Deed Book QQ pg 370 W C Cook to John W Maxwell Deed in Trust 100 acres more or less (Dec 1848)
- Deed Book QQ pg 371 W C Cook to Longshore Lamb and Athey Elmoore Deed in Trust(livestock and household furniture (Dec 1848)
- Deed Book JJJ pg 276 and 277 D C Jackson and James P Taylor to J K Cook 116 acres 32 square poles more or less (Nov 1872)
- Deed Book MMM pg 404 J K Cook and wife Emily C Cook to T C Gentry 8 acres more or less (Apr 1876)
- Deed Book NNN pg 297 J K Cook and wife Emily C Cook to Thos J Lamb 193 acres more or less (Nov 1876)
- Deed Book QQQ pg 19 and 20 J K Cook and wife Emily C Cook to Elijah Morton 45 acres more or less (Nov 1879)
- Deed Book QQQ pg 336 and 337 A Tucker to W C Cook (1873-1881)
- Deed Book QQQ pg 338 and 339 J K Cook and wife Emily C Cook to Cass Cook Bedford Co TN Dist 10 65 acres more or less (Oct 20 1880)
- Deed Book TTT pg 360 E. A. Morton and wife L.E. Morton to Cass Cook Bedford Co TN Dist 10 45 acres more or less (Sep 15 1884)
- Book pg 201 and 202 Images 440 and 441 of 638
- Book pg 217 and 218 Images 448 and 449 of 638
- Book pg 347 and 348 Image 513 of 638
For and in consideration of the sum of $900 paid and to be paid as follows $300 in cash the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged $100 on the 10th day of April 1914 and $100 on the 15th day of November 1914 and these payments evidenced by two promissory notes of even date herewith with a lien retained on the hereinafter described tract of land until these notes are fully paid and the assumption of two $200 notes given by me to Mr. R M Holt We Annie Jakes and James Jakes have this day bargained and sold and do hereby sell transfer and convey into Abe Eaton his heirs and assigns all the right title claim and interest which we have in and to the following describe tract of land lying and being in the 6th District of Bedford County Tennessee and described as follows bounded on the North by Luther Martin and B K Arnold on the east by Eaton on the south by I N Stanford and on the west S M Hill and containing 70 Acres more or less this land was bought by us from R M Holt and said Holt bought said land from J W Wilkerson by deed dated November 25th 1910 and recorded in deed book number 17 Pages 442 through 443 to which reference is made to have and to hold the same to the said Abe Eaton his heirs and assigns we covenant with the said Eaton that we are lawfully seized of said described tract of land and that it is unencumbered except the two notes of $200 each above named and we bind ourselves are heirs and representatives to warrant and forever defend our title to the said tract of land to the said Eaton his heirs and assign against the lawful claims of all persons whomsoever. it is agreed and form a part of the consideration entering into this sale, that of suit is brought to enforce the collection of the deferred payment which is assumed by the grantee or to enforce the vendors lien, that the bargainee herein waives the right of redemption or other equities in law that would defer the collection of said notes and interest this February 27th 1914
Nannie Jakes(image clearly says Nannie though listed as Annie in all other references)
State of Tennessee
Personally appeared before me W L Crigler notary public of said County and state the above named James Jakes and wife Annie Jakes the bargainers with whom I am personally acquainted and acknowledged that they executed the above and foregoing instrument for the purpose therein expressed and Annie Jakes wife of the said James Jakes having personally appeared before me privately and apart from her husband the said Annie Jakes acknowledged the execution of the said instrument to have been done by her freely voluntarily and understandingly without compulsion or constraint from her said husband and for the purpose there into expressed this 27th day of February 1914 W L Crigler notary public
Monday, September 28, 2020
From the Old Hickory Social News column in The Tennessean(Nashville TN) of Thur. December 12th 1940 page 12.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jakes have as their guests Mrs. Jakes' brother, T. C. Dean and Mrs. Dean of Wilmington, Del.
I just happen to know who these folks are. W. B. Jakes is William Bryan Jakes Sr(my paternal Great Uncle).and his wife Georgia Dean Jakes. Georgia is also kin to me --a 3rd Cousin once removed thru her Dean--Snelling--King connection. Her brother mentioned here is Thomas Clayton Dean along with his wife, Alice Lurline Prather Dean.
Listing couples as Mr & Mrs. under the husbands name and in this case just initials is something I've seen in newspapers a great deal during the period from the 1920s to 1960s. Be sure to check for those you are researching listed this way especially during the first half of the 20th century.
Monday, August 31, 2020
I'm probably in the minority, but I've been looking forward to the purge. I have felt it will make it much easier to work with the matches that I have that are closer and perhaps keep me from falling down a few rabbit holes. If you look at the numbers and the percentage that were lost among my family's tests it seems like a lot. I feel like it is more focused now though. Before the purge I went thru and looked at the matches in the 6-7 cM range who shared a Common Ancestor with me. Some of those shared more with one or both of my siblings so I will still see them in their match list. I still have plenty of matches to work with and those matches are at a higher confidence level.
I was really glad to see that the purge took care of the Thruline that was making me crazy. I had a match of 6 cM who was showing in Thrulines as the grandchild of my Paternal Aunt. It was caused by someone attaching my Aunt's census records to a woman with the same name who was born in the same year and who also had parents similar in name to my Grandparents, Thomas DeWitt Cooke & Pearl G. Jakes Cooke. The DNA match was a maternal one though which I could see when I viewed my Mom's test though she shared the same small amount with that tester.
I hope this will show improvement across all of my Thrulines and keep me more focused. It would be nice if we had the ability to filter similar matches at FTDNA. I know you can download and filter matches at FTDNA but an onsite filter is so much more functional. All of the DNA testing sites could do a better job of match list presentation. AncestryDNA has really made improvements in theirs which make all the others look "clunky". Perhaps now they can add a search location which will search more fields than just the birth location.
Searching for siblings of Pearl G. Jakes Cooke(my paternal grandmother) in the TN Delayed Certificate of Birth database
Pearl's sister, Katherine "Kitty" Jakes Bell filed hers in February of 1957. The documents she used for her supporting evidence were:
- Old Family Bible(could it have been the same one my grandmother used?)
- The Original(Delayed)Birth certificate of sister(my grandmother who got hers 6 years earlier)
- The Original Birth Certificate of Child: her son James Benjamin "J.B." Bell
- Old Family Bible
- Original Death Certificate of Sister--Ella Ruby Jakes Pirtle(my grandmother also used this document)
- Original Birth Certificate of Child--Delayed Certificate with her Affidavit as Mom showing age
- Original Birth Certificate of Child--Preston Cartwright Gibson
- Affidavit of Andrew L Gibson(brother in law who married sister Cora)
- Affidavit of J. W. Drake
- Old Bible Record
- Affidavit of Andrew L Gibson(husband of his sister Cora)
- Affidavit of Jim Drake
- Old Bible Record
Sunday, August 30, 2020
I looked at the Delayed Certificate of Birth of my paternal grandmother in my previous blog post and wanted to see how my paternal grandfather's delayed certificate of birth compared with his wife's certificate. He filed for his in the summer of 1951 and Pearl filed for hers at the end of the same year. While they both used their children's birth certificates as evidence, they did not use the same children. I'm not surprised that neither of them used their son's death certificate as a supporting document of evidence.
The documents used in Thomas DeWitt Cooke's application were:
- Original Death Certificate of his father, William Green Cook.
- Original Birth Certificate of Child--Billy Joe Cooke(my Dad)
- Delayed Birth Certificate of Sister--Eliza Amacy Cook Rowland
- DuPont Employment Record
I was glad to see Fruit Valley listed as his birthplace. The Fruit Valley P.O. existed from 1877-1905. The back section of this form was blank as there were no witnesses used in filing this form. I would love to see his DuPont Employment Record. So far no luck with that. I did contact several people including the Hagley Museum which holds the majority of the Dupont Company's items that are available to the public. Employment records aren't one of them but I still have hope that the ones from Old Hickory will one day be donated to TN State Library and Archives if any do still exist.
Do you have ancestors who may have filed for a delayed certificate of birth in Tennessee or elsewhere? What documents were used by them to support the date of birth, place of birth, and names of their parents?
Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Database with images. Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com : 2012. Imaged from Tennessee Delayed Birth Records, 1869–1909. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
My paternal grandmother was born in 1891 in Bell Buckle, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA. The state of Tennessee did not began keeping birth records statewide until 1908. It was 1951 before my grandmother applied for her delayed certificate which means she was 60 years old at the time of her application.
It's interesting to see what documents are used for evidence. The image below shows what my grandmother used. I've marked thru the certificate number and the date for item 2 because it is that of my Aunt Bobbie who is still living. I left the date on the column to the far right which is the date the original document was made which can vary a good bit from the date of birth.
- Original Family Bible--I have no clue where this Bible is but think it would most likely be that of James Jakes, Pearl's father. He died 10 yrs prior to her application and did live with her the last few years of his life. Her mother died 31 years prior to her application.
- Cert. Copy--Child's Birth Cert- This is the birth certificate of her youngest daughter who is still living.
- Cert. Copy--Child's Birth Cert- This is the birth certificate of her next to the youngest daughter, June.
- Orig. Death Cert. of Sister--This is the death certificate of her oldest sister Ella Ruby Jakes Pirtle.
Tennessee's Delayed Certificates of Birth are two sided forms but this particular one didn't have a notarized statement from a witness or witnesses so the back of the document was blank other than the vital records office's not of address at the top left.
Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909. Database with images. Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com : 2012. Imaged from Tennessee Delayed Birth Records, 1869–1909. Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
In the name of God amen I, John Hight being weak in body and of a sound mind do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following ---To Wit
I give and bequeath to my son William Hight all of my land and plantation whereon I now live containing by estimation 160 acres to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Charnell Hight, one cow and heifer one sow and six shoats, and also my wearing apparel to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Lively Bobbitt one feather bed and furniture, one cow, one iron pot to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Peace one looking glass to her and her heirs forever.
Item my will and desire is that all my estate not already given away be sold and after my just debts is paid to be equally divided between my 12 children and my son Robert Hight being dead my desire is his children shall have his part
Monday, July 20, 2020
North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998-- Franklin--Wills, 1787-1838
Img 515 of 552
In the process of looking at William Winston's will I found the will of a Benjamin Winston who had a C ? Cook and a Joseph Cooke as witnesses. There was a Benjamin Winston listed among the purchasers from the John Cook estate sale in 1814 neighboring Wake Co NC
Benjamin Winston(Franklin Co NC) Written 3rd Apr 1835
Children: Mary Ann Winston, Linton Winston, Carline Wall, Glatha Jackson Winston, Calvin Winston
Gives to Elizabeth Tamer Cook one bed and furniture.
Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998-- Franklin--Wills, 1787-1838
Img 504-514 of 552
Also found the will of Bartholomew Fuller who it appears was married to a Sarah Cooke. Their daughter Nancy married into the Winston family. The Cooke, Fuller and Winston families appear to be connected in a number of ways.
Will of Bartholomew Fuller
Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 Franklin Co NC Original Wills Askew, Wiley - Leonard (Lennard), Scota
Img 1002-1006 of 1933
Friday, July 17, 2020
In an earlier blog post I transcribed the will of John Cooke of Wake Co. North Carolina. I located the inventory of his estate and the account of sales. It was among the Wake Co NC records which are not yet indexed but are browsable at Ancestry.com. Below is a listing of purchasers at the estate sale. Some made multiple purchases.
The Counter of Sales of John Cooke dec'd as taken and sold on the 4th day of August 1814 by Lemuel Cooke and Joseph Cooke Executors of the said John Cooke dec'd
Listing of purchasers(some of which made multiple purchases)
Source: North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 Wake Co NC
Wills, Inventories and Estates, Book 11-13, 1812-1817 Ancestry.com
Book 11 Pages 274-276 Images 163 &164 of 752
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
I, Lemuel Cook of the county of Wake in the state of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, do this 23rd day of July 1863 make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows.
Item One I lend unto my wife Amelia Cook all my household furniture of every description during her natural life and at her death I give and bequeath said furniture to my son W L Cook
Item Two I give and bequeath to my wife Amelia the interest in all the money and bonds I have during her life to dispose of as she wishes
Item Three I give and bequeath unto my daughter Polly A Terrell one dollar in cash
Item Four I give unto and bequeath to my son John P Cook one dollar in cash
Item Five I give and bequeath the balance of my estate consisting of bonds and money after the death of my wife Amelia Cook to my two children Eliza J Dunn and William L Cook to be divided equally between them share and share alike to them and their heirs forever
Lastly, I nominate and appoint my son W L Cook executor to this my last will and testament to execute and perform every part and clause thereof according to the true meaning and interest thereof. In testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Signed, sealed, and acknowledged in the presence of
John R Dunn
W B Smith
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line]
images 734-736 of 1929] Wake --- Original Wills, Cameron, Francis Hawks - Dupree, Obidiah P
Will of Lemuel Cook of Wake Co NC date 1864
Marie's Notes: This Lemuel Cook appears to be the son of John Cooke & brother of John R., Gilly, and Joseph. Lemuel and Amelia Marriot married in September of 1830 in Wake Co. NC.(see source below)
"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-894X-3SGN?cc=1726957&wc=QD8P-DRY%3A1588773185%2C1588773467 : 22 December 2016), Wake > Marriage bonds, 1770-1868, vol A-C > image 3553 of 3977; North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
John R Cook (Seal)
From Cover Page
Wake Co February Term 1817
The within last will and testament of John R Cook was in open court duly proven by the oaths of John Davis and Joel Farguson, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
B.L. King CC
Recorded in Book O and page 208
B.L. King CC
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line images 726-728 of 1929] Wake > Original Wills, Cameron, Francis Hawks - Dupree, Obidiah P
Will of John R Cook of Wake Co NC date 1817
Please see original as this may contain errors and some liberties were taken with the formatting to make it more readable
While not mentioned in the will of John Cooke of Wake Co NC(1814), he does mention his siblings and those siblings are listed as the children in the will of John Cooke of Wake Co NC(1814) Edward Tansil's family came to Weakley Co TN area in 1825. One of his descendants was a publicity director at UT-Martin a job from which he retired after 20 years in the early 1970s.
I've seen John R Cook listed as John Rucker Cook in a few family tree files but no source or document listed so it could just be an assumption of what the middle name may have been.
Given the niece's name from John R Cook's will(written 1816) it's possible that Joseph(brother of this Lemuel) could be the one who married Tamar Northern in 1803. That would make the niece up to about 13 possibly?
Monday, July 13, 2020
Item two I give to my wife all my perishable estate after paying all my just debts out of it
Item three I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Cooke my negro girl Nelly as a special legacy.
Item four I give and bequeath to my daughter Gilly Hopkins and her heirs my negro girl Abby and my will farther is that my wife make my children equal in number of Negroes and of equal value as near as possible and that the special legacy given to my son Joseph shall not be considered in the aforementioned dividend but as an extra legacy and I hereby make and order my beloved wife Hannah Cooke, Lemmuel Cooke, Joseph Cooke executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this day and year first above written.
John Cook (Seal)
signed sealed and published by the testator in presence of us
Wake County May term 1814
The foregoing last will and testament was in open court duly proven by the oaths of Henry Goodloe and Moses Winston subscribing witness has thereunto and order to be recorded in the clerk's office of Wake County in book M page 238 June 4th 1814
Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998 [database on-line images 722-725 of 1929] Wake -- Original Wills, Cameron, Francis Hawks - Dupree, Obidiah P
Will of John Cooke of Wake Co NC date 1814
I believe this is John Cooke, husband of Hannah Winston. This John is thought to be the son of Shem Cooke(d. abt 1796 in Granville Co NC) More research is necessary. I have a few more wills of this John Cooke's descendants which I will try to get on the blog as soon as I can. Adding the witnesses to "FAN club" for John Cooke.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965
Updates: 13 Apr 2020: Added 1,019,533 new records from 1959-1965.
Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966
Updated 19 April 2020
Also the TN Death Records
Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1966
Saturday, April 04, 2020
So what have I been doing?
- Today I made what we always used to call goulash when I was a child. Most times it was made using canned stewed tomatoes or sauce, some green peppers and onions if we had them and adding any available spices that might make that taste better and then what ever noodle we had on hand along with Worcestershire sauce.
- I went thru my file folder container and started pulling contents to add to my family archives binder. I've blogged about the one I made which contains my paternal grandparents documents and some ephemera. The blog post can be found here. I'm now working on one that will contain documents from the years after my parents married(1963) on up to present day. I've kept school programs, graduation invitations and a number of other things. As I did with my other archive binder(and this one will likely "spill over" to several binders) I've started putting the contents in sleeves and getting them in chronological order so that I can do a listing of contents. This is fun to do and I'm going to ask my siblings to find any items which they would like preserved to add to this project. You could also include a page of memories or anything else of family significance. After all, it's your project to design.
- There is no better time to have a physical copy of these two books by Ancestry: Red book : American state, county & town sources and The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. The Internet is bogged down from all the people who are online and there is just something more convenient(in my opinion) about just turning to the page you want without having to worry about a browser or system update, load speed or battery needing charged. I'm studying county histories and the parent and surrounding counties to see if there might be other records available to research which I've been missing.
- You might also want to think about the disease and virus outbreaks that occurred during your ancestors' lifetimes. You can find sites dedicated to just that by Googling. Once you have the dates you might also want to do a search at Newspapers.com or any other newspaper site which you have access to that might cover the time period and the area in which you are interested.
- I'm catching up on a few things I've been meaning to do which is always a good thing. I hope you are taking the time to get to know your family even more, especially the older generation. Communicate! Whether by phone or video. You'll be glad you did.
I'd love to hear what others are doing.
Monday, March 30, 2020
The following is a listing of Cook marriages which I found in the Hopkins Co KY Marriage Index and Register. The list was made by navigating to the "C" marriage listings and noting each marriage which involved a Cook. The digital images can be found at the linked text below. Those included were from the 1807-1868 book which is at the first of the digital images of the microfilm. I did not include those beyond 1868 although you could read thru the images for the remaining years up to 1892 from this link.
Hopkins Co KY ---Cook Marriages
- Jesse Cook & Susannah Rolls July 13th 1815
- George Dunning & Rhoda Cook Feb 8th 1816
- James Cook Jr. & Peggy Clark Mar 6th 1817
- Stephen Cook & Millinda Montgomery July 20th 1820
- John Weeks & Nancy Cook Jan 10th 1822
- Garret Cook & Elizabeth White Aug 29th 1826
- Moses Cook & Matilda Posey Mar 5th 1828
- Henry W Snodgrass & Mary Ann Cook Apr 24th 1831
- Reuben Cook & Elizabeth Edmiston Aug 16th 1831
- Wm F. McClenning & Loay Cook Apr 25th 1835
- Isaac Hill & Mary Jane Cook Sept 24th 1838
- John H Davis & Margaret E Cook May 19th 1847
- Lunsford Cook & Sarah Jane Howton Feb 18th 1849
- Washington Cook & Nancy J Cobb May 9th 1849
- John A Rodman & Elizabeth Cook June 14th 1849
- John Cook & Cassandra Groves Aug 8th 1849
- John Webster & Emily A Cook Aug 13th 1849
- Jas Cook & Drucilla Menser Dec 20th 1849
- Jonathan Cook & Emily C Majors Aug 21st 1851
- Chas W. Cook & Virginia A Staples Feb 22nd 1857
- Jas H Cook & Artimessa Stone June 1st 1857
- Andrew J Wheeldon & Mary Ann Cook Sept 17th 1857
- Stephen F Cook & Sarah Jane Perryman Sept 1st 1859
- Jas H Cook Cook & Eliza Burnpass Feb 9th 1860
- Wm B Wall & Eleanora B Cook Oct 2nd 1860
- John S. Rash & Laura E Cook Oct 19th 1865
- James Cook & Mary F Coffman Feb 12th 1866
- G B Favor & Sarah Cook Nov 18th 1867
Saturday, February 29, 2020
AncestryDNA App: Gives you a deeper look at your DNA results and is the fastest way to activate a DNA kit by scanning the code on the test rather than having to type it in. You can view the map and the Genetic Communities on the App. Also allows for easy sharing of ethnicity results. You can see DNA comparison and there is messaging within the app.
Peter Drinkwater talked about FindAGrave and the FindAGrave App. It's hard to believe that the site has been around for 25 years. You can browse the cemeteries, add photos and GPS coordinates.
FamilySearch App for Intermediate/Advanced Users—Todd Powell
Several great features on the app
- Relatives Around Me
- Map My Ancestors
- My Contributions
- Find My Ancestor(New User)
Using multiple screens, descendency research, and Source linker are easy to do on the go using the FamilySearch App.
General Session featuring Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith told the story of finding his ancestors who came from West Africa to Mecklenhurg VA on to Cleveland Alabama and on to Pensacola Florida where Emmitt's story began. Be prepared to change and broaden your perspective.
Healing and Family History-The Emotional Side of DNA—Robin Wirthlin
Families that have been separated for various reasons can heal as DNA can reunite the descendants.
Unexpected results cam cause many emotions. It's not always a happy time. Time can heal many wounds.
Introduction to What Are the Odds? (WATO)—Leah Larkin
RootsTech 2021 will be Feb 3rd-6th with registration beginning in September of 2020.
A big THANK YOU to all who helped make RootsTech and #NotAtRootsTech possible. Be sure and check out the recorded sessions posted at RootsTech.org
Friday, February 28, 2020
Great ideas for questions and people to interview. She also mentioned a book called My Life Story Question book. Use a digital recorder and also take notes. Saving your work. Thumbdrive, Google Drive Dropbox etc. FamilySearch Memories App lets you record memories. Don't put off
A source is anything that has information in it. Census records, marriage records, newspapers can add a great deal of color and context to your ancestors stories.
2019: Year of the Copyright—Judy Russell
What is copyright is and why should we care? Judy told us why the years 1909, 1976; and 1998 were so important. Currently everything before 1925 is now in the public domain. Copyright protection is automatic no mark is necessary. Common misconceptions were addressed. You might want to download the handout for this session to refer to when you have questions on copyright.
General Session featuring David Kennerly—Sponsored by Canon
MyHeritage's Aaron Godfrey told us about some of the latest happenings at MyHeritage(today's sponsor) They have added 1.3 billion records from 25,000 directories covering the years 1860-1960.
If you haven't used the MyHeritage In Color™ tool to colorize your black and white photos you are missing out. I used it to take the horrible cheeto color out of some of my color photos that were taken in the 1970s. MyHeritage also announced that they will be launching Genetic Groups for those that have DNA tested. It groups DNA testers together by area with a visual display on a map.
David Kennerly gave a great talk and shared with us many of his great photographs.The history that he has covered with his photography is incredible!
City Directories and Other New Collections on MyHeritage—Mike Mansfield
An overview of the City Directories at MyHeritage and what information might be available in them. Some of the larger cities in Europe published directories early on and I did not realize that. Also they have added more newspapers.
Preserving the Fabric of our Families—Jennifer Hadley
This session was very informative and got me thinking about what I need to do to preserve items I've cross-stitched or embroidered. Temperature, Humidity and Light all can cause damage. While light causes fading, it also causes structural damage as well.
You can find out more by visiting the Project Regiment page at Fold3 where they will post updates about what's out there and what's coming. Also so those who are experts who wish to contribute information for the project you can do so by visiting Civil War Stories and taking the survey. During the time of the Civil War all of my living direct ancestors were living in Tennessee which was pretty much a statewide battlefield and that is why this project is of such importance to me. I want to know their stories.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This session was awesome! Chocked full of great information about the vast number of pages and historical records articles available to help you with your research. I love the Guided Research experience. While this is is great for the new researcher I feel like it would also keep any researcher on track. I really had not realized how much information they had out there on the wiki. Incredible!
Items key to German research are
- finding the spelling variations of the name
- Learning to recognize/read the handwriting
- Locating the town in Germany from which they came
- Finding records for that home area
- Navigating the records
A subscription site with German records
https://www.archion.de/en/ a subscription site of Protestant records
6.4 Million family tree added by users
108 million photos and documents added by users
1.8 Billion records added by Ancestry
There are now a total of 24 billion records available at Ancestry
All of the WWII Draft Cards are available on Ancestry
Leigh Anne Tuohy who is an advocate for adoption and whose story was the basis for the film "The Blind Side" gave a very inspirational talk.about what happens when you "invest time in someone and offer them hope."
For me today's biggest news was Ancestry's DNA Match tool which Crista Cowen introduced on Facebook Live Event from the Ancestry booth at RootsTech today. I think it's supposed to start rolling out over the next week.
Check out the recorded sessions posted at RootsTech.org
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Day 1 of RootsTech 2020. Here is my take on Wednesday's happenings from the viewpoint of someone who is #NotAtRootsTech
Making a Masterpiece: How to Capture the Best Family Portraits--Jens Nielsen gave us a bit of background on the camera and photography and also had a very moving story about his Mother an why a photograph is so important to him and should be to us. He says, "Genealogy without photography is like movies without sound." David Ward talked more about the type of light and how it affects the outcome of our photographs. Drake Buseth talked about portraits--the photographing of people and how to add gestures to bring life to the photograph. I know nothing about photography but they made it very interesting for me.
What’s New at Ancestry—Crista Cowan
This was mostly a review of what Ancestry has added over this last year. The amazing thing is that they have added 1.8 Billion Records that's the most records ever added in a year. This includes updates in indexing to FindAGrave, U.S. School Yearbooks, and Newspapers.com Obituary index as well as records relating to the persecution of Jews. You can find these Jewish records here along with many others. A good majority of the records including the new Jewish resource previously mentioned do not require a subscription.
Also featured were updates by Ancestry which were brought about by user suggestions. Among those were updated profile page, improved member searches, and a new message center. Most US members should already have the new messaging center with a few exceptions. (As of today I'm one of those exceptions)
Improvements were also made to the Family Tree portion of Ancestry including a new Hint management system which rechecks or refreshes the hints you receive. Using DNA filters in tandem is now an option and you may search for your matches many different ways. Filters are also available in the Thrulines portion of your account if you have DNA tested and have a linked tree.
There is also a new map enhancement for the Ancestry App. There are More announcements coming from Ancestry Thursday which Crista hinted at but could not talk about. I'm really looking forward to hearing about those.
The Story of You on FamilySearch
A review of some updated features on the FamilySearch site including fan chart views. Also the importance of recording our memories was stressed as well as what is happening with us today. One day we will be the ancestors. FamilySearch also has a mapping feature that you can use to map your ancestors lives.
Adding Branches to Your Family Tree Using DNA—Angie Bush
Angie Bush discussed the tools available at AncestryDNA, MyHeritage and 23&me that you can use to combine your DNA results and your family tree research. 23&me's tool is Your Family Tree(currently still in beta) and is based solely on DNA. MyHeritage has Theory of Family Relativity™ and AncestryDNA's tool is ThruLines™ both of these require that you have a tree attached to your DNA test I would love to be able to reject Theories or Thrulines that are incorrect but you cannot do this at either site yet as was pointed out. You still need to evaluate the suggestions made by any of these tools.
Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors—Julie Stoddard
Key Points: Timelines are critical for researching female ancestors. Search specific records. Studying her family associates and neighbors with whom she interacted. Find your female ancestor on every census record taken during the time she was living. DNA evidence can be very helpful in researching an elusive female ancestor. Obituaries can also be very helpful in determining the ancestor's maiden name. Indexes are great but can cause a loss of context.Always look at original records.
Wednesday's Hottest News
For me today's hottest news has been the DNA Painter's New Feature. Jonny Perl announced that DNA Painter now allows you to overlay a selection of traits onto your chromosome map.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A true amt of the sale of property of the estate of Noah Putman deceased.
J. M. Lamb
B. M. Harris
Returned and Recorded 10th of December 1855.
"Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9P39-95XZ?cc=1875188&wc=37R2-SP6%3A173386001%2C173992901 : 20 May 2014), Hopkins > Will records, 1854-1857, Vol. 8 > image 116 of 251; county courthouses, Kentucky.
Friday, February 21, 2020
Those who purchased from the inventory of the
estate sale of John Hight 11th of February 1796.
Franklin County, North Carolina.
Please note that some persons may have purchased multiple items.
See original list at the source listed below.
"North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-VV93-WT?cc=1867501&wc=32LK-166%3A169768401%2C170208501 : 21 May 2014), Franklin > Inventories, 1789-1800 > image 72-74 of 104; county courthouses, North Carolina.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
In 1917 Charles was part of the 38th infantry and was promoted to 1st Lt. while in France. He received a distinguished service cross for his services in WWI in which he was several wounded, captured, and detained in a German prison camp. According to his military service card in Ancestry's New York Abstracts of WWI Military Service, 1917-1919, he was involved in the following engagements: Aisne, Champagne-Marne and Aisne-Marne. In 1919, he retired due to injuries he sustained while in service and returned to work as assistant agency superintendent of Royal Indemnity Company.
An article from 1945 notes that he was commanding officer of the Philadelphia Women's Army Corps Recruiting District until it was absorbed by the US Army Recruiting Service(1945) at which time he was appointed commanding officer over the US Army Recruiting Service of Eastern Pennsylvania
I was able to find an address for Charles Jr. for May 1950 in Ancestry's Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966. He filed this because he had went back into the Army from June 1942 to March 1946 during which time he worked in recruiting. I took that address and Googled it and from there found it on Zillow(a real estate website) which included pictures of the home. It should be the same home, as the description given said that the home was built in 1930. Another address from the September 8th, 1918 edition of the New York Times Union Newspaper(at Newspaper.com) gave an address along with his name among those on the list of Prisoners of War. There is actually a history of that building on a website about New York Architecture. It's really interesting because the building was at one time, Headquarters for The Royal Insurance Company where Charles Sr. was Vice President at the time.
Charles F. Frizzell Jr. and his wife Phyllis Phillips Frizzell had 3 daughters--Phyllis, Rosemary, and Edith Lee. Charles passed in 1978 and is buried in the Trinity Church Cemetery in Manhattan, New York along with family, and many other notable historical figures.
- Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Box Title: Fries, Henry W - Frost, Joseph A (Box 267) Image 1486 of 3690.
- Ancestry.com. New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 [images on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. WWI Officer Cards > Friend, W-Gibney, R(Box 686) > Image 28 of 878.
- "Won a D.S.C. in World War" The Tennessean(Nashville, TN), Mar 22 1920, page 6, column 2. Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 12 February 2020)
- "Army Will Handle WAC Recruiting Hereafter"The Times-Tribune(Scranton, Pennsylvania), May 5 1945, page 7, column 3. Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 12 February 2020)
- "Mary Pattie Frizzell Dies of Pheumonia" The Tennessean(Nashville, TN) Dec 17 1918, page 8, column 6..Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- "Mrs Emma F Christopher Dies in New Jersey" The Tennessean(Nashville, TN) Oct 4,1920, page 5, column 2..Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 February 2020), memorial page for Charles Fuller Frizzell, Jr. (1896–1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167544337, citing Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Neil Funkhouser (contributor 46781068) .
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
1869 Jan 16 Birth in Davidson Co., Tennessee, USA
1892 Jan 19 Marriage to Edith Miller in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, USA
1894 Apr Birth of daughter, Emma Frizzell in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, USA
1896 Sep 26 Birth of Son Charles F. Frizzell Jr. in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, USA
1905 Aug 28 Birth of daughter Mary Frizzell in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, USA
1910 Residence in Nashville TN(505 Russell Street)
1911 Apr 18 Children visit friends in Chattanooga and will join parents in Atlanta, GA.
1918 Dec 15 Death of Daughter Mary Pattie Frizzell in New York , USA
1920 Residence in Manhattan, New York (790 Riverside Drive)
1920 Oct 3 Death of Daughter Emma Frizzell Christopher in New York, USA
1922 Organized the Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (Exec. Vice-President)
1930 Residence in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (6419 Overbrook Ave)
1933 March Trip on the U.S.S. Virginia with wife and Emma's son Richard C Christopher
1940 Residence in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (6419 Overbrook Ave)
1947 Feb 26 Death Charles F. Frizzell Sr.
Charles did very well in the Insurance business and was Vice President of The Royal Insurance Company until he took the job as president of Newark Fire Insurance Company of Newark N.J.
Charles had two sisters, Mary Sophie Frizzell who married Joshua Henry Warman Ambrose and Maude Frizzell who married Lewis S. Hall. Both of his sisters are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
- "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ7T-NL8 : 3 November 2017), Chas Fuller Frizzell and Edith Lee Miller, 19 Jan 1892; citing Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. 42, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 200,299.
- "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6LT-NG8 : 27 January 2020), Charles F. Frizzell in entry for Mary Frizzell, 1905.
- "Society Personals" The Chatanooga News(TN) April 18, 1911, pg.8, column 5.image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- "Mary Pattie Frizzell Dies of Pheumonia" The Tennessean(Nashville, TN) Dec 17 1918, pg.8, column 6..Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- "Mrs Emma F Christopher Dies in New Jersey" The Tennessean(Nashville, TN) Oct 4,1920, pg.5, column 2..Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WZQ-79T : 10 February 2018), Charles F. Frizzell in entry for Mary Pattie Frizzell, 15 Dec 1918; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,439.
- "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24QT-KXR : 10 February 2018), Richard Charles Christopher Jr. and Emma Frizzell, 06 Apr 1918; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,642,914.
- Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010; accessed Jan. 4, 2020.; Entry for Charles F Frizzell and wife, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island) >1820-1957 > Roll T715> 1897-1957 > 3001-4000 > Roll 3504 > image 957 of 1272.
- Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
- Ancestry.com. Passenger Ships and Images [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. accessed Feb. 4, 2020, Mauretania, 1907-1935.
- "C.F. Frizzell Dies, Insurance Aide" The Philadelphia Inquirer(Philadelphia, PA) Feb 27 1947, pg.10, column 3..Image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 4 February 2020)
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 February 2020), memorial page for Maude Frizzell Hall (3 Oct 1866–9 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131497010, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by S.J. (contributor 46931676) .
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 04 February 2020), memorial page for Mary Sophia Frizzell Ambrose (17 Nov 1855–10 Jun 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109709120, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Melody (contributor 47148339).
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
|1856 The Home Journal (Winchester TN)|
John Frizzell (1829-1894) My 2C4R
1829 Born in Bedford Co TN--Son of Nathan S Frizzell & Mary Jones
1841 Moved to Winchester, TN (Franklin Co)
1854 (23 Jul) Married Matilda Winford in Rutherford Co. TN
1854 Licensed to practice law 1854
Civil War volunteered 1st Tennessee Infantry (Turney's Regiment)
1868 Moved to Nashville TN
1883 Appointed as Referee Judge for East Tennessee
1894 Died and Buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery Nashville TN
President of the Nashville Grand Masonic Lodge.
My Most Recent Common Ancestor with John Frizzell is Nathan Frizzell and Margaret Deason, my 5th Great Grandparents. While I've not identified a descendant of John among my matches I do have a DNA match at AncestryDNA who descends thru John's sister Martha Jane Frizzell. That descendant would be my 6th cousin and shares a 12 cM segment. The shared matches are all Frizzell /Deason descendants which makes it seem likely that the segment is from that couple. My paternal grandmother who is a Frizzell / Deason descendant is also buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
The Passing of John Frizzell
- Good Man Passes Away: Death in Nashville Last Night of Judge John Frizzell, The Journal and Tribune (Knoxville, Tennessee), 01 Dec 1894, Page 1, Column 2; image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 29 January 2020).
- "Local Directory--Masonic" The Home Journal (Winchester, Tennessee) 05 Apr 1856, Page 3 Column 3,image copy, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : downloaded 29 January 2020)
- Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 January 2020), memorial page for John Frizzell (8 Sep 1829–30 Nov 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25620994, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Platz (contributor 46865690).
- 1860 US Census, Franklin County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 1, page 2, dwelling 12, family 12, Family of John Frizzell; image, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed January 29, 2020); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 roll 1249.
- Hale, Will T, and Dixon L. Merritt. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co, 1913. pg. 387, Internet resource.
Friday, January 24, 2020
My Top 3 from each day of RootsTech SLC 2020Wednesday Feb. 26th
- What's New At Ancestry--Crista Cowan
- Adding Branches to your Family Tree Using DNA--Angie Bush
- Finding your Elusive Ancestors--Julie Stoddard
Thursday Feb. 27th
- Unlocking the Power of the FamilySearch Wiki--Danielle Batson, Jenny Hansen, Jeff Svare
- DNA Genealogy, and Law Enforcement: All the Facts--Blaine Bettinger
- Tackling Difficult Chapters of our Family History--Cheri Daniels
Friday Feb. 28th
- 2019: Year of the Copyright--Judy Russell
- City Directories and other New Collections on MyHeritage--Mike Mansfield
- Preserving the Fabric of our Families--Jennifer Hadley
Saturday Feb. 29th
- Ancestry on the Go: Ancestry App Suite--Peter Drinkwater, Kenric Russell, Victoria Smith
- Healing & Family History: The Emotional Side--Robin Wirthlin
- Intro to What Are The Odds?(WATO)--Leah Larkin
Friday, January 17, 2020
While searching at Ancestry.com in the 1800 census for an Isaac Cook I came across 3 entries of the same person--two which appear to be copies of the original page(noted above and shown as the 2nd image below.) These images are also at FamilySearch which stands to reason since they digitalized the microfilm)
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Co. North Carolina page and one of the Salisbury Mecklenburg pages are copies of the entry on another of the Salisbury, Mecklenburg Co.NC pages. Both of the copied pages have a header that reads "Census of the Inhabitants of Charlotte
There is a notation at the bottom of the two copied pages by Mary C Oursler that gives the date of the copies as March 6th 1931(see image below) but don't really offer much more of an explanation
Rowan Co. NC was formed in 1753 from a part of Anson Co. NC and Mecklenburg Co NC was formed in 1762 also from a part of Anson Co NC These census entries are from 1800 though. Confusing for sure. A quick search of the Internet and I find out that she was the Official Custodian of the US Census Records at the US Census Bureau; a position she held for over 30 years according to an article at the Library of Congress site. I wonder if she ever published anything that told why this entry was modified. Perhaps she maintained a logbook of modifications or entries. That would make for some interesting reading.