Friday, March 01, 2024

RootsTech 2024 --Day 2 Online

Day 2 Highlights:  

RootsMagic 9 is on sale for $20 thru March 4th 2024.

MyHeritage highlights


New Profile Page with Hints
  • OldNews newspaper website(available as standalone subscription or as part of MyHeritage Omni subscription package.
  • Upcoming Features:  Ethnicity update and the ability to share results(which will get around the 2FA issue) 
  • Upload DNA thru March 4th and gain access to MyHeritage's DNA tools
American Ancestors Highlights



My Virtual Attendee Session Schedule
 
There were some technical difficulties at RootsTech across the board for the virtual attendees but this class was great.  What is not to love about using timelines and city directories to locate those hard to find folks in census records.  Also the Steve Morse site was mentioned and it is a must.   Great syllabus with additional resources!

Wonderful overview of Homestead Act of 1862 along with a resource list and break down of documents which are created during the entire process of obtaining the land.  

https://www.nps.gov/home/write-your-homestead-story.htm

49 Stories in 5 States are written about in the Black Homesteaders 
of the South covering the following states
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Florida
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
If you missed this one and have an interest in Homestead records you really need to check it out. The syllabus does an excellent job of detailing the documents that might be found for your homesteader.

Excellent Resource list and advice on creating a Locality Guide for an area you are researching.  Be sure to get the syllabus for this session. 


The goals of the project
  • Establish a document-based research repository
  • Amplify the voices of people who have been telling their family stories for centuries
  • Connect people and resources

Thursday, February 29, 2024

RootsTech 2024 --Day 1 Online

Day 1 Highlights:  

100 Million Records Searchable with Full Text Search
This is so exciting for me.  I had the opportunity to use the AI search prototype they had available in 2023.  In the few days I had it, it was mind-blowing how many new records I found.


US Land & Probate Records and Mexico Notary Records are currently the only available collections to browse.

Plantation Records records were also mentioned 
See Family Search Labs page for 

Early Release of Family Group Trees
Check FamilySearch Labs for new products under development

MyHeritage has redesigned their profile page.  See their blog post about it at the following link.

Also don't forget they are offering Access to All DNA Features with DNA uploaded thru March 4th, 2024.  This is the perfect time for those who have tested at AncestryDNA or other sites to upload and get tools for dna analysis for free.



My Virtual Attendee Session Schedule

            This was a great presentation and was very helpful in simplifying the process of making corrections that are due to bad merges and  incorrect relationships.  

Fixing Process
  1. Fix Incorrect Merges
  2. Fix Incorrect relationships
  3. Fix incorrect info and sources.
Half the battle for me has always been trying to figure out the best procedure for correcting.  I've about got my pedigree corrected thru my 2nd Great Grandparents.

Check out the templates that Kathryn has on her website.  


Joshua's discussion of the 5 step strategy for identifying & tracing individuals with similar names is one we all as family history researchers can use.  

"The best way to know who your ancestor IS, is to know who your ancestor ISN'T"

He talked about using Timelines ,which is one of my favorite strategies for same name research.  The importance of writing and sharing your findings about those same named ancestors can not be stressed enough.

Happy Birthday, Genetic Genealogy!!  It was great to hear all the experts talk about their start in genetic genealogy research.
  • 2:30 PM What’s New at Ancestry® in 2024 Crista Cowan
    • Family Groups
    • Memories--upload stories, audio, photos(you can organize in albums)
    • Life and Times in the US Stories & Events --Newspapers.com   https://www.ancestry.com/c/newspapers
    • Sideview Traits and Communities by parent
    • DNA--Communities Updated.  We should expect an update about every 3-4 months for the communities although you can be added to a community at any time if there are enough testers with DNA in common showing they all belong to that specific community
    • Pro Tools
  • 4:00 PM Innovation and Tech Forum 2024 RootsTech
There were presentations by each of the following companies
about their latest projects and how they are harnessing the power of AI to use
in order to bring family history to life.
    • Microsoft Copilot
    • LivingHistory.AI 
    • Storied
    • EmulateMe
To be honest, this afterlife and dead relative talk kind of creeped me out.  I love AI as it pertains to indexing and gathering information.

These were just the classes that I viewed.  There are many more available.  For more in depth information on the days events check out any of the classes or online expo hall at

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

WW2 Draft Registration Card of John Rainey Cook


WW2 Draft Registration for my Papaw Cooke's paternal 1st cousin.  At the time of his draft registration for WW1 John R Cook worked at the Chicago City Rail Yard but by 27 April of 1942 he was working for Chicago Surface Lines where his brother Jefferson Gideon also worked.

Registration Card--(Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897.
Serial Number 2887
Name: John Rainey Cook
Order Number: (BLANK)
Place of Residence: 5427 Maryland Ave Chicago Cook Ill.
Mailing Address: Same
Telephone: Chicago H.P 7815
Age in Years: 63
Date of Birth: Aug 28 1878
Place of Birth
Town or County: Eagleville
State or Country: Tenn.

Name and Address of Person who will always know your Address:
Jefferson G Cook 6842 Harper Ave

Employer's Name and Address:
Chicago Surface Lines
3822 Cottage Grove Ave Chicago Cook ILL

Signature: John Rainey Cook

Registrar's Report
Race: White
Height: 5 11in
Weight: 138
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Gray
Complexion: Light Brown

Other Obvious Physical Characteristics that will aid in identification: Upper Plate Glasses

Signature of registrar: Amy S Pollak
Registrar for Local Board 9 City of Chicago ILL
Date of registration: April 27-42

Stamped:
Local Board No. 9      61
Chicago City             731
                                  009
1525 East 53rd Street
Chicago 15 Illinois
(The Stamp of the Local Board in the jurisdiction of the registrant shall be placed in the above space)

Source:  
Both Ancestry and FamilySearch have a digitization of the card.

"U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,"database with images, Ancestry(https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1002/images/30955_165749-01958?pId=9582132 : accessed  28 February 2024), imaged card for John Rainey Cook, Serial No. U2787, WWII Draft Cards(4th Registration) For the State of Illinois
Roll 54 Box 160, Chicago City Local Draft Board No. 9; citing World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration) for the State of Illinois. State Headquarters ca. 1942. Publication M2097.

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1VP-XCC : 28 February 2024), Entry for John Rainey Cook, citing National Archives Chicago, Illinois, Selective Service System Registration Cards DSS Form 1, M2097 Roll No. 54. FHL Film No. 2139873  DGS 4134333.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

WW1 Draft Registration Card of John Rainey Cook


World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
of John Rainey Cook

He is my Papaw Cooke's paternal first cousin. He lived in Chicago as did his brother
Jefferson Gideon Cook and also was a  street car conductor.

(US, WWI Draft) Registration Card
Serial Number: 2872
Order Number: A1393
Name: John Rainey Cook
Permanent Home Address: 923 E 55th St Chicago Cook Co. Illinois
Age in years: 40
Date of Birth: Aug 28 1878
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Street Car Conductor
Employer's Name: C C RY
Place of Employment or Business: 38th & Cottage Grove Chi Cook Ill
Nearest Relative Name: Florence Ethel Cook
Address: 923 E 55th St Chi Cook Ill

Signature John Rainey Cook

Registrar's Report
Description of Registrant
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Brown
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye or is he obviously physically disqualified? NO

Katherine Kane
9-12-18

Chicago Local board No. 14
1510 Hyde Park Bl., Chicago

Source:
I viewed the one at Ancestry.& the one at FamilySearch.  They are from the same film and are the same image  I have cited both so those without a subscription to Ancestry can also view the file

"U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6482/ : accessed 27 February 2024), imaged card for John Rainey Cook, Serial # 2872, Order # A1393, Chicago Local Draft Board 14, citing World War I Selective Service Systems Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives microfilm publication M1509, imaged from Family History Library film roll 1439759.

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K68C-LSQ : accessed 27 February 2024), John Rainey Cook, 1917-1918.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Gideon Cook's Wives and Children

I've been working on the 1858-1888 timeline for my 2nd Great Grandparents(Wm C & Elizabeth Putman Cook) and their children to see the big picture of what was going on within the family.  It has really been a great experience.  I still have a lot of work to do but will focus on the timeline in an upcoming post. This post focuses on Wm C & Elizabeth's son, Jefferson Gideon Cook.

I believe I've finally sorted thru records and determined how many times Jefferson Gideon Cook was married and identified his children from each marriage.  It really wasn't very clear as there were two women name Mary listed as his wife with a Martha sandwiched in between.  Some trees had the two or all three combined and others had overlapping marriages or discrepancies in the surname of the last of his wives. So what do the records say as far as Gideon's marriages?

On 9th September 1866, Gideon  was married in Williamson Co. TN to Mary S. Hamer by Park Street.  Mary was the sister-in-law of Gideon's brother, James Polk Cook who had married Harriet Hamer  in October of the previous year.  When he made application and bond for the marriage on September the 8th, his brother James was his bondsman.  Mary Hamer Cook was the mother of Robert L. Cook,  Gideon's oldest child who was born on the 16th of May 1868.  The information on Robert's death certificate and in his obituary supports that.  Both Hamer sisters were gone by the 1870 census.  I have not found divorces for either from the Cook brothers and feel it is likely they both  left their marriages by death rather than divorce  If anyone that has researched this family knows I'd love to hear from you.


By the time of the 1870 census, there is a female named Martha Cook listed  in the household with Gideon and his young son.  While I have not found the marriage book  listing for Gideon and Martha, I did find their marriage in a Tennessee state compiled index at Ancestry from the Rutherford County Tennessee record books.  The date given is 30th of October 1869 and that would seem to add credence to my thinking that this is his wife and not a lady by that name living there to care for the young Robert.  I had considered both scenarios.  Further, Martha Ann Hale is listed as J. G. Cook Jr.'s mother as well as the mother of Gideon's youngest child Martha Ann Cook on each of their death certificates.  The fact that Gideon was the informant on his daughter Martha's death certificate while terribly sad, gives me confidence enough to conclude that Martha was the daughter of Gideon and Martha A Hale Cook.  Perhaps the elder Martha had died in childbirth or from complications soon after.  A number of times when that happens the surviving child is named after its mother and that might have been the case with Martha as well.  In total Gideon and Martha had 4 children:  Jefferson Gideon Cook Jr, John R. Cook , Cass B. Cook and Martha A. Cook.

Faced with the prospect of raising his young family alone,  on the 14th of October 1884, Gideon  married to Mary J. Elliot in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Mary is enumerated with him in the 1900 US Federal Census in Rutherford Co TN and her entries say she has been married for 15 years and is the mother of one child who is alive at the time of the 1900 census date. That child was Ollie Mai Cook.  Ollie's year of birth varies over her lifetime but I believe that her actual year of birth was 1885.

Ollie's Birth Year
Source-----------Year
1900 Census    1885
1910 Census    1885
1920 Census    1888
1930 Census    1888
1940 Census    1886
1950 Census    1885
Soc. Sec. Rec.  1884
Gravestone       1886
Death Cert        1888

Mary J Elliot Cook died on the 23rd of March 1915 from pulmonary tuberculosis.  Gideon outlived her by almost 16 years, passing on the 18th of January 1931 from chronic fibroid tuberculosis

Sources:
1900 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, Ward 4(part of), enumeration district (ED) 101, sheet 4-A, house 27, Family 30, J G Cook household; imaged, "United States Census, 1900," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS8W-XQH : accessed 20 February 2024).

"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHS-XP1N : accessed 10 February 2024), Entry for J G Cook and Miss Mary S Hamer, 08 Sep 1866(bond date).(notation on bond says marriage was solemnized on the 9th)

"Tennessee, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900," database, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com) Martha A Hale and J G Cook 30 Oct 1869 Rutherford Co. TN, citing Rutherford County, Tennessee Marriages, 1851-70. FHL Film #0379649.

"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHS-66RD : accessed 20 February 2024, Entry for Jefferson G Cook and Mary J Elliott, 14 Oct 1884.

"Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSWT-VJF : accessed 20 February 2024), Entry for Jefferson Gideon Cook, 18 Jan 1931.

“Funeral for Confederate Veteran to Be Today,” The Tennessean, 20 Jan 1930, p. 5, col, 7; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 Feb 2024).

"United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6KQB-1YTY : 10 February 2023), Ollie M Cook, 

"Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966", index only, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6JCS-JWHF : accessed index only 20 February 2024), Entry for Ollie Mai Cook, 10 Apr 1968. (Digital image forthcoming which will then change the range of years covered in the record set)

"Robert Lee Cook", Nashville Banner, 12 June 1954, p. 2, col. 7; digital images, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 February 2024).

"Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSV9-P79 : accessed 20 February 2024), Entry for Robert L. Cook 11 Jun 1954.

"Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014," online database, Ancestry.com; entry for Ollie M Cook 413-84-1422.

1910 U.S. census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, Civil District 6, ED 93, Sheet 2a, Dwelling 27 Family 27, Household of Jefferson G Cook; unaged "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TXC-9SG : accessed 20 February 2024).

"Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N91N-Z68 : Fri Oct 13 18:15:23 UTC 2023), Mary Jane Cook, 23 Mar 1915.

1920 U.S. Census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, Civil District 6, ED 111, Sheet 7b, Dwelling 135, Family 147, Household of Jefferson G Cook; imaged "United States Census, 1920",database with images , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN51-8KR : accessed 20 February 2024),

1930 U.S. Census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville, Civil District 6, ED 19-214, Sheet 15b, Dwelling 321, Family 337, Household of David Cook; imaged "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPWK-CXB : accessed 20 February 2024).

1940 U.S. Census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Woodbine, Civil District 6, ED 19-19, Sheet 9b, Household 195, Household of David S Cook; imaged "United States Census, 1940", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K44V-5YX : accessed 20 February 2024).

1950 U.S. Census, Davidson County, Tennessee, Woodbine, ED 19-37, Page 8, Dwelling 63, Household of Stahl D Cook; imaged "United States 1950 Census", database with images , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6NTM-JT2D : accessed 20 February 2024).

"Mrs. Mary J Cook", The Tennessean, 25 March 1915, p. 14, col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com(https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 February 2024).(Death announcement for Mary who died on the 24 of March)

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/215649022/ollie_mai-cook: accessed February 21, 2024), memorial page with gravestone image for Ollie Mai Cook (1886–1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 215649022, citing Triune Cemetery, Triune, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Tammy Vermillion (contributor 49014485).

Friday, February 16, 2024

Worked on My Daughter's Paternal Ancestry--The German and English Immigrants

AncestryDNA has updated communities so I checked for my daughter Brittany's test results but was disappointed that they still do not show any communities for her Germans which settled in Franklin County Indiana abt 1839.  I do understand that there are not many German testers, but this was an area with a high amount of German settlers--among them Beckman, Braun, Weidekuehn, Gessell, Bossert, Ritter, Wirth,  Those lines are represented in Thrulines so I don't feel like it is a lack of testers.

I checked her matches at MyHeritage from her DNA upload and found a Gessell descendant among her DNA matches. Not one from Phillip Leonard Gessell the immigrant, but a generation further back with descendants still living in Germany who have tested.  This totally made our day.  Worked on adding more information to that portion of the tree and added the segment to DNA Painter for my daughter's chromosome painting.  The Gessell line is back thru the ancestry of Brittany's paternal grandfather.   I have attached a screenshot below showing how it appears in her chromosome painting at DNAPainter.  She is fortunate that 3 of her 4 grandparents have DNA tested and I am able to use that to do a visual phasing of her chromosomes to determine each of those grandparents contribution to her DNA.

Found some additional info for the Gessell line and then started working on her English lines at FamilySearch.  Her Folley line was the most recent of any of her ancestors to immigrate to the US. I like to work on that line at FamilySearch since I cannot justify getting a World Explorer subscription for just that one portion of my research, especially when I can find records for that area elsewhere for free.  

Worked on getting her ancestors linked in the FamilySearch tree so that her fan chart would fully display.  She was impressed and it really didn't take much work once I had the more recent generation linked.



Tuesday, February 13, 2024

WW1 Draft Registration Card of Jefferson Gideon Cook Jr.



World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
of Jefferson Gideon Cook Jr.

He is my Papaw Cooke's paternal first cousin.  He lived in Chicago and worked as a conductor on the street cars.  After retiring in 1949 he moved back to Tennessee.

(US, WWI Draft) Registration Card
Serial Number: 2418
Order Number: A1157
Name: Jefferson Gideon Cook
Permanent Home Address: 5427 Maryland Chicago Cook Co. Illinois
Age in years: 42
Date of Birth: Feb 23 1876
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Conductor St Car
Employer's Name: Chi Surface Lines
Place of Employment or Business: Monroe & LaSalle Chi Cook Ill
Nearest Relative Name: Sarah Cook
Address: 5427 Maryland Chi Cook Ill

Signature Jefferson Gideon Cook

Registrar's Report
Description of Registrant
Height: Tall
Build: Slender
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye or is he obviously physically disqualified? NO

Marguerite Johnson
Sept 12 18

Chicago Local board No. 14
1510 Hyde Park Bl., Chicago

Source:

“World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918,” digital image, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/file/560091574/cook-jefferson-gideon-us-wwi-draft-registration-cards-1917-1918 : accessed 13 February 2024), Jefferson Gideon Cook registration, serial number 2418, order number A1157, Draft Board 14, City of Chicago, Illinois; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509; no specific roll cited.

Links of Interest:

Chicago Surface Lines

5427 Maryland Chicago IL

Seeing Greater Chicago : a sightseeing and route guide / by the Chicago Surface Lines

Surface Service Magazine Vol 1 (1920s)


Monday, February 12, 2024

Nancy Harger Jakes Applies for Bounty Land

James Jakes 1788–1847
BIRTH 10 FEB 1788 • Franklin Co., Virginia, USA
DEATH 05 SEP 1847 • Bedford Co., Tennessee, USA
My 3rd great-grandfather, James Jakes married Nancy Harger on 29 MAY 1806 in Franklin Co., Virginia, USA  They have one unknown F under 10 in household during 1810 census In which they are in Franklin Co VA near John Jakes--James’ father. Their son George Jakes was my 2nd great Grandfather and was born in 1820 in Franklin Co VA. I do not have the census for them that year(1820.) The family was in Bedford Co TN by the time of son James Jakes’ birth in 1825 and the remainder of their children were born in TN. There are a good bit of descendants from John Jakes son of James & Nancy Harger Jakes so more work has been done on his line.

I had no idea that James served in the War of 1812. I just happened to do a search on the surname Jakes at the BLM site and found the listing below.  I would recommend checking the BLM GLO site to see if any of your ancestors applied for and received a warrant but opted to sell it.  


Looking at the individual entries it appears that James serviced under Capt Jones in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. Nancy filed for bounty land under the 1850 Act as well as the 1855 Act and sold the warrants as many did. I have copies of the Land Entry Case Files. I placed an order for Nancy's Bounty Land Applications but the Archives couldn't locate it and feel like it is either lost or misfiled. Many times the Bounty Land Applications are placed in with the pension files but with neither James nor Nancy applying for a pension that did not happen in this case.

Bounty Land under the 1850 Act:






Transcription From back of Warrant:

For Value Received I Nancy Jakes widow of James
Jakes to whom the within Warrant No(blank) was issued
do hereby sell and assign unto William C Davis & George Trumbull of
St Clair County Illinois to his heirs and assignees forever
the said warrant and authorise him to locate the same 
and receive a patent therefore.  Witness my hand
and seal this May 32st 1853.  Nancy (Her x Mark) Jakes Seal
Attest
Francis H Ragsdale
B. L. Chadwick
State of Tennessee Coffee County
On this 21st of May 1853 personally appeared Nancy
Jakes to me well known and acknowledged the foregoing
assignment to be her act and deed and I certify that the
said Nancy Jakes is the identical person to whom the
within issued and who executed the foregoing assignments thereof.
J A Brantley J P

State of Tennessee
Coffee County
I  A.M. Short Clerk of the County Court 
for said county certify that James A Brantley
Esqr whose genuine signature appears to the above certificate
is and was at the time of executing the same an acting Justice of
the peace in and for said county duly commissioned and
qualified and that full faith and credit is due to all his
official acts as such.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal of office
at Manchester this 23rd day of May
1853     A M Short Clerk

Bounty Land Under the 1855 Act: 






Transcription from Back of Warrant

For Value Received I Nancy Jakes to whom the within Warrant
No 57991 was issued do hereby sell and assign unto Silas O Kellogg
of Steele County Minnesota Territory and to his heirs and assignees forever
the said warrant and authorise him to locate the same and
receive a patent therefor.
Witness my hand and seal this fifth day of Aprile 1856
Nancy (her x  mark) Jakes Seal

Attest
T. B. Martin
John Jakes

State of Tennessee County of Bedford
On this the fifth day of April in the year Eighteen
hundred and fifty six before me personally came Nancy
Jakes to me will known and acknowledge the foregoing assignment
to be her act and deed and I certify that the said Nancy Jakes
is the identical person to whom the within warrant issued and
who executed the foregoing assignment thereof 
Alexander Lee JP

State of Tennessee
County of Bedford

I J H. Thompson clerk of the county court
of the county and state aforesaid do hereby
certify that Alexander Lee Esq whose genuine signature appeared to the
foregoing certificate of acknowledgment is and was at the time of so
doing an acting justice of the peace within and for the county and
state aforesaid duly elected and commissioned and qualified and that full 
faith and credit is due all his acts as such.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
the seal of my office as clerk aforesaid this eighth day of 
April AD Eighteen Hundred and fifty six   J H Thompson Clk

Sources:  

Nancy Jakes, widow of James Jakes(Priv., Capt Jones Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812), bounty land Warrant file # 63701(Act of 1850 40 acres); Land Entry Case File; Record Group 49; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Nancy Jakes, widow of James Jakes(Priv., Capt Jones Company, Virginia Militia, War of 1812), bounty land Warrant file # 57991(Act of 1855 120 acres); Land Entry Case File; Record Group 49; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Jo Cook Purchases a Grey Mare at the Estate Sale of Charles Pope

A part of Charles Pope's Probate is recorded on p 718 of Rutherford Co TN Records for book 20 1858-1861.  It starts with an Inventory of Accts due the estate and cash on hand.  Immediately after that, the administrators Newton C Crick and Christopher Pope give a listing of Inventory of Sale.

on pg 721 at the very top of the page is a listing for
 Jo Cook ------1 grey mare --- 130.00


I believe this is a purchase by Joseph Knox Cook.  The Sale was recorded 11 Dec 1860 and while there is no date of sale mentioned, the accounts & cash on hand listed prior to the inventory sale listing give 30 Nov 1860 as the date those were gathered and witnessed.  It would follow that the sale occurred sometime between those two dates.

Sources:  
"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L93F-MSH3?cc=1619127&wc=Q63S-1MS%3A1589264531%2C1589374078 : accessed 12 February 2024), Rutherford > Marriage records, 1804-1881 > image 16 of 733, "Cook, Joseph K & Emily C Lamb Sept 9, 1860 E W Hendrix"; citing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Rutherford county clerk.

"Rutherford Co TN Record books and index, 1804-1914," digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G1-DLKX?i=366&cat=263162 : accessed 12 February 2024) image 366 of 411, Charles Pope dec'd Inventory of the Estate: citing Records for book 20 1858-1861, p 718-721.

Monday, February 05, 2024

When a Presumed 1st Marriage is Actually a 2nd Marriage--Henry F Hill

 I knew thru my earlier research of Tennie Ferguson HIll that she had been married prior to her marriage to Henry F Hill.  What I didn't know was that Henry had been previously married as well.  Today I finally found his 1880 Census entry.  While Henry Hill is a fairly common name, the Mother's birth place and his occupation give me a high degree of confidence that this is the Henry Hill who later married Tennie.


1880 U.S. Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri, population schedule, Sarcoxie, enumeration district (ED) 62, p. 404B, dwelling 197, family 202; Henry Hill; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 February 2024); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 694.

And his wife Isabella is 12 years his senior(according to the census entry) has also been married before and has several adult children.  I was able to find their marriage record from Muskingum County, OH.  The marriage record giving his name as Henry F Hill offered further evidence for the argument that this is indeed the same Henry who later married Tennie.

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XZCW-DJL : accessed 3 February 2024), Entry for Henry F. Hill and Isabelle Johnson, 26 Apr 1874.

Using her given name from the census & her childrens' surname, I went looking for Isabella's first marriage, I looked for an Isabella that married a Johnson male and was able to find her 1st husband Payton Johnson who was considerably older than Isabella.  Prior to her marriage. her name was Isabella Blake  I found Isabella and her 1st husband in the 1870 Census. So now that I have an idea of how those marriages map out, I'd like to find either a divorce or a an obituary or death record for Isabella Blake Johnson Hill some time between 1880 and 1884.  Jasper Co MO is about 150 miles north of Fort Smith Arkansas.  

I have been researching the children from Isabella's first marriage and where they ended up and believe that Isabella and Henry's marriage ended in divorce or at least separation since I found her buried in KS in the same cemetery as her daughter and under her previous surname.  So I've been compiling a list of what locations to check.  In Missouri that would be Jasper, Newton, Berry, and Lawrence Counties.  If Henry filed after he got to Arkansas then the counties to checkn are Madison, Newton, Franklin, Sebastian, and Logan Counties 

In the Henry F Hill investigation file, some of the documents in the case are dated 1883 and the information on those give the impression that Henry Hill has been in the Huntsville Madison Co. Arkansas area for a year or more.  That would narrow down the time of the end of Henry's first marriage to about a 2-3 year period--say between June 1st 1880 -1882. 


Things to consider:
  • Either party could have filed for divorce.
  • It's possible there was just a separation which would make Henry's marriage to Tennie problematic.
  • It's also possible that the divorce could have been later up to about early1886.
  • If Isabella did get her previous name back after the split rather than the children just burying her with that name or her going back to it once she and Henry were no longer together then it might follow that she likely initiated the divorce.
The search goes on....

Friday, February 02, 2024

Residence listings for George Solifelt

I contacted the office of the Register of Deeds at Iola Kansas and they were very helpful in letting me know the descriptions for the deed that was transfered from George to Tennie. The deed was written as a survivorship so that if either passed on it would pass to the other.


Warranty Deed, Iola Kansas, Register of Deeds pg 555(Book covering March 1932); Lot 12 Block 97 From Klaumanns to Geo & Tennie[Mailing Address is 421 South Buckeye, Iola, KS]

Residence listing for George Solifelt:


620 N 1st(1910)
628 N Kentucky (1912)

618 N 1st (1916)
616 N 1st (1920)
616 N 1st (1925)

Lot 6 Harmons Sub-Division Deeded to Arthur T Cundy (Oct 6, 1927)
711 S Jefferson Ave(1929)

505 N Washington (1930)

504 N 2nd (1931)

210 N Cottonwood(Mar 1931)
210 N Cottonwood(Sep 15 1931)

Lot 12 Block 97 From Klaumanns to Geo & Tennie(July 1932)
421 South Buckeye(Aug 1932)
421 South Buckeye(Jan 30 1935)
(alias: Lot 12 Block 97 City of Iola).
Tennie was living at same residence in 1946 at time of her death

Sources:

1910 US Federal Census, Iola Ward 1, Allen, Kansas, Iola Ward 1 Dist 9, p 17b; digital image at Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7884/ : accessed Feb 2, 2024)Kansas > Allen > Iola Ward 1 >Dist 0009, img 34 of 43..

1920 US Federal Census, Iola Ward 1, Allen, Kansas, Iola Ward 1 Dist 9, p 18a; digital image at Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6061/ : accessed Feb 2, 2024) Kansas > Allen > Iola Ward 1 > Dist 0009, img 35 of 41.

1930 US Federal Census, Iola Ward 1, Allen, Kansas, Iola, Dist 13, p 5b; digital image at Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6224/ : accessed Feb 2, 2024) Kansas > Allen > Iola > Dist 0013, img 10 of 21..

R.L. Polk's Iola (Kansas) City Directory, 1910; database with images. "Iola(KS) City Directory" Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2469/ ; entry for George Solifelt.

R.L. Polk's Iola (Kansas) City Directory, 1912; database with images. "Iola(KS) City Directory" Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2469/ ; entry for George Solifelt.

R.L. Polk's Iola (Kansas) City Directory, 1916; database with images. "Iola(KS) City Directory" Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2469/ ; entry for George Solifelt.

R.L. Polk's Iola (Kansas) City Directory, 1927; database with images. "Iola(KS) City Directory" Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2469/ ; entry for George Solifelt.

R.L. Polk's Iola (Kansas) City Directory, 1929; database with images. "Iola(KS) City Directory" Ancestry https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2469/ ; entry for George Solifelt.

Ancestry.com. Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925; 1925, Kansas, Allen County, Iola Img 146 of 446. Line 15, entry for George Solifelt.

“East Iola and other news items,” The Iola Register, 15 Sep 1931, p. 5, col. 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 2 Feb 2024.)

“Locals,” The Iola Register, 23 Mar 1932, p. 3, col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 2 Feb 2024.)

“Real Estate Transfers,” The Iola Register, 29 Jul 1932, p. 7, col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 2 Feb 2024.)

“Locals,” The Iola Register, 13 Oct 1932, p. 3, col. 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 2 Feb 2024.)

Friday, January 12, 2024

Shem Cooke Deeds to William Cooke land in Franklin Co. NC(1804)

 


This indenture made the 6th March in the year of Lord
one thousand eight hundred and four Between Shem Cooke
of the county of Granville and State of N. Carolina of the
one part and William Cooke of the county of Franklin and
State aforesaid fo the other part.  Witnesseth that for and
In consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds
Current money of Virginia by the same William Cooke to
the said Shem Cooke in hand paid, the receipt whereof
is hereby fully acknowledged the said Shem Cooke
hath bargained  & sold. by these presence doth grant
bargain & sell unto the said William Cooke his heirs
& assignees a certain piece or parcel of land lying &
being in the county of Franklin aforesaid on the south 
Side of Tar River, Beginning at a Beach on the
River bank running South 206 pole along Davis's
line thence East 206 poles then North 45 degrees
West along Bennetts line to the beginning Containing
by estimation 131 acres be the same more or less to
have & to hold the aforesaid 131 acres with the apper-
tenances & improvements thereunto belonging to him the 
said William Cooke his heir & assignees forever & the said
Shem Cooke his heirs and assignees doth hereby
agree with the said William Cooke that the Said William
his heirs and assignees wall forever hereafter presumably
occupy and possess the aforesaid granted premises free
from all incumbrances whatsoever and the said Shem Cooke 
doth ablige himself and his heirs and assignees defend the aforesaid 
granted lands & promises to him the said Will-
iam Cooke his heirs and assignees forever against the claims 
of  all persons whatsoever in witness where of the 
said Shem Cooke hath hereunto set his hand
and seal the day and year above written
Signed Sealed & Delivered    Shem Cooke (Seal)

In presence of
J. Knights                 Jureat
Joseph Jenkins



Franklin County  Sept Session 1804
The within Deed was exhibited in open
court and duly proved by the oaths of
Jonathan Knight and on motion ordered 
to be recorded

Test                            G. Hill J C C

The foregoing Deed is truly
registered   Test           Jer Perry P.R.

"North Carolina Deed records or real estate conveyances, 1779-1951, and index, grantor and grantee, 1776-1949," entry for Shem Cooke to William Cook, 6 March 1804, digital image, 155 of 797, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G96M-W3J1?i=154&cat=181225 : accessed 12 January 2024); Franklin County, North Carolina, Register of Deeds, "Deed Book, v. 12-15 1783-1811," 12:109; FHL microfilm 427052.


My Ancestry Pro Tools Experience

I have tried out Ancestry's add-on subscription to Pro Tools and have written blog posts about my experience using the different tools available thru that subscription.  You can find those posts linked below.

Ancestry's Pro Tools Suite
As I have finished out my test drive and decided that the tools were not something I would want to keep from month to month on my account, it was time to cancel that portion of my Ancestry subscription.  In order to cancel it, I did as I always do when I cancel my regular subscription from time to time.  
  • Click on my picture in the top right
  • Select Account Settings
  • Scroll Down to Membership
The Ancestry Pro Tools Membership was listed below my  active US Discovery Membership so I scrolled further down and selected the "Cancel membership" option that was beneath the Ancestry Pro Tools Membership.  When I unsubscribe from services I always expect them to try and convince me to keep my subscription but this one was rather confusing and may have been due in part to them really not offering an add on subscription before, and not having things set up for an unsubscription from it.  They should have had that ready before release as the screen that is presented after canceling the Pro Tools was confusing.




The above screen made me wonder if my hints were going away but not wanting the extra charge I continued on with my cancellation.

They asked for an explanation of why I wanted to cancel and while there were several that applied, I chose too expensive.

I guess they wanted a more detailed explanation for anyone who chose the expense as a reason for cancelling. They might have had something similar on the other choices I don't know.  This was the one I thought was most applicable to my situation.

I selected it and clicked on Cancel membership. On the Cancellation Details screen I was assured that "No other subscriptions on your account will be affected by this cancellation."   Sigh....why not say that in the first place.  It just really feels like bad business practice to me when companies make it hard for folks to unsubscribe or in this case make you uncertain of what is available after cancellation.  Hopefully they will improve on this.  

I am thankful that the cancelation can be done without having to make a phone call.  In the earlier years, that was not the case and I didn't subscribe because I dreaded the unsubscribing process.  😀


Will I subscribe to Pro Tools again?   I don't know--maybe once a year if I get extra time to tinker and they offer some DNA tools that weren't already available.  

Sunday, January 07, 2024

Bounty Land for Elisha Luna's War of 1812 Service


The following is my transcription of a portion of the Bounty Land Application file of Mary Luna, Widow of Elisha Luna(Deceased a soldier of the War of 1812)  Mary did not file a pension claim but did file for bounty lands after the 1850 Act and the 1855 Act. Red Text is used to indicate the location of the transcribed information within the image files as most of the images contained multiple papers.



I've also included my notes and some images after the transcription

US, War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant
Mary Looney Widow of Soldier Elisha Looney
https://www.fold3.com/image/316048215/looney-elisha-page-1-us-war-of-1812-pension-files-1812-1815
National Archives
Records of the Dept of Veterans Affairs
Record Group 15 NARA Catalog ID 564415

Image 1 Index Card
War of 1812 Soldier Elisha Looney or Luney
Widow Mary
No Claim for Pension
Bounty Land Wt 8469-80-50
Bounty Land Wt 20086-80-55

Service Pvt under Capt Tubbs Tenn Mil

Image 8(Top  left portion)  

Mary Looney Widow
of Elisha Looney Dec'd
Private Capt Tubbs Co.
Tennessee militia commanded
by Lieut Hammonds
War of 1812

121.179

M & G G Dibrell
Sparta Ten

Image 8(Top  Right Portion)

State of Tennessee
White County

On this 23d day of April A D 1855
personally appeared before me a justice of
the peace within and for the county and state aforesaid
Mary Looney aged Sixty four years a resident of
White County Tennessee formerly a resident of Dekalb county
who being duly sworn according to law declares that she
is the widow of elisha Looney deceased who was a private
in the company commanded by Captain James Tubb in
the regiment of Tennessee Militia command by Col Hammond
in the war with Great Britain declared 05th June 1812
that her said husband volunteered or was drafted
in Smith County Tennessee about the 20th day of Sept 1814
for the term of six months and continued in actual service
for more than 14 days and was honorably discharged
at Wilson Springs Miss. Territory about the 10th day of April 1815
she further declares that she was married to the said
Elisha Looney in Sumner County Tennessee about the ___
day of ______1805 by one________
a justice of the Peace and that her name before her
marriage was Nary Ann P? Enix that her said husband
died in Dekalb County Tennessee about the year 1842 on
the 27th day of April and that she is now a widow, she
further declares hat she has heretofore made application
for bounty land under the act of 28 Sept 1850 and
obtained a land warrant for 80 acres No 8469
which she has legally disposed of and cannot now

(Continued on Image 8 Bottom Left Portion )

be returned she makes this declaration for the
purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she
may be entitled under the act approved 3d March
1855 and has never applied for any other. 
 Mary X (her mark) Loonery

We William Adcock and Leonard Adcock residents
of Dekalb County Tennessee upon our oaths declare
that the foregoing declaration was signed and ack-
nowledged by Mary Looney in our presence and
that we believe from her appearance and the
statements of the applicant that she is the identical
person she represents herself to be, thus her
husband Elisha Looney is dead and she is still a
widow.

Leonard Adcock
William Adcock

The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn
to and subscribed before me on the day and year
above written and I certify that I know the affiants
to be credible persons that the claimant is
the person she represent herself to be and that
I have no interest in this claim

Elijah W Denton
Justice of the Peace

Image 8 Bottom Right Portion

State of Tennessee
White County


I George G Dibrell Clerk of White County Court
Hereby certify that Elijah W Denton Esq whose
genuine signature appears to the within affidavidts is now
and was th the time of signing the same an acting Justice of
the Peace in and for said county duly commissioned and
qualified that all of his official acts as such are entitled
to full faith and credit in Testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of said court
at office in Sparta the 28th day of April A
D 1855

G G Dibrell Clerk
of White County Court

Image 9 Left Portion

State of Tennessee Dekalb county
I W J Isbell clerk of the county court of
Dekalb County do certify that Isaac H Hayse, Esqr and
William H. Magness Esqr before whom the within declarations
and affidavits purport to have been made were both of
them acting Justices of the peace within and for the county
of Dekalb in the state aforesaid at the time the Same
purports to bear date and that they were duly commissioned
and sworn and that the signatures purporting to be theirs
is genuine and that I have attached or made fast the
certificate of the clerk of the county court of Sumner County
stating the loss of the records of Marriages in said county
and that the same is a attached with the seal of Dekalb County
In testimony where of I have hereunto set
my hand and affixed my seal of office
at office in Smithville this the 21st day
of November 1850 W J Isbell Clk
of Dekalb County Court

Image 9 Right Portion

Declaration of Mary Luna
Widow of Elisha Luna Deceased
State of Tennessee
Dekalb County

On this the the(sic) ninth day of November
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifty personally appeared before me Isaac H.
Hayse an acting justice of the peace within and for
the county of Dekalb in the state aforesaid Mary
Luna, aged about sixty two years a resident of Dekalb
County in the state aforesaid(Tennessee) who being
duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the
widow of Elisha Luna, deceased, who was a private
in the company commanded by Captain James Tubb
in the 2nd Regiment West Tennessee Militia commanded
by Col Laury and Lieutenant Col Hammonds
in the war with great Britain declared by the
United States on the 18th day of June A D 1812
and that her said Husband was drafted and
mustered in to the service of the United States at
Fayetteville Tennessee on the 20th day of September
1814, for the term of Six Months, and that her said
husband the said Elisha Luna continued in actual
service in said war for the term of upwards of
six months, and was honorable discharged at
Wilsons Springs, Madison County Mississippi Territory
on the 10th day of April A D 1815 as will
appear from the muster rolls, and the proof of
the said Captain James Tubb.

She further states that she was married to the
said Elisha Luna, the in the County of Sumner in the
state of Tennessee on the 18th day of January 1802
or 1803, by virtue of a marriage license, issued
from the proper authority and married by a justice
of the peace of said county, whose name is not recollected
at this time, and that her name before her said marriage


Image 10 left Portion

Was Mary Enox, and that her said husband died
at home in Dekalb County Tennessee on the 27th
Day of April 1841, and that she is still a widow
and have not been married since she was married to
the said Elisha Luna
She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining
the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the
act passed 28th September 1850 and that she knows 
nothing of her said husbands discharge
                                                Mary (Her Mark) Luney
Attest B L Johnson

Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and Date
first above written
Isaac H Hayes J P
for Dekalb County

State of Tennessee Dekalb County.
Personally appeared before me Wm H
Magness an acting justice of the peace within and
for the county of Dekalb in the State aforesaid James
Tubb, former Captain in the Second Regiment
West Tennessee Militia Commanded by Lieutenant
Col Leroy Hammons, and who being duly sworn
according to law declares that the within named
Elisha Luna was a private in his company in
the second regiment as above stated, and that
the said Elisha Luna was mustered in to the
service of the United States at Fayetteville, Tennessee
on or about the 20th day of September A D 1814
for the term of six months and that he the said
Luna was in actual service for upwards of
six months in my company, and was honorable
discharged on the 10th day of April 1814 as appears
from the muster rolls now in my possession
sworn to and subscribed before me this the
14th day of November 1850

James Tubb Former Capt.
former Captain
in 2 Regiment W T M

Wm H Magness J P
for Dekalb County

Image 10 Right Portion

State of Tennessee Dekalb County

Personally appeared before me William H
Magness an acting justice of the peace within and for
Dekalb County in the sate aforesaid Joseph Atnip
who is entitled to full credit and who being duly
sworn according to law declares that he was personally
acquainted witht he within named Elisha Luna and
that him and the within named Mary Luna
lived together as husband and wife in the holy state
of wedlock all the time that I was acquainted with
them which was many years before the death of the
said Elisha Luna and that they raised a large family
which are all of lawful age and that the said Mary
Luna, widow as aforesaid is yet a widow and the lawful
Widow of the said Elisha Luna, deceased, and has not
been married since she was married to the said Elisha
Luna deceased and that she is at this time and has
been a member of the Baptist Church, for long before the
death of her said husband, in good standing and that
I the witness am in no wise interested in this matter,
Joseph Atnip (Seal)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of November A D 1850
Wm H Magness J P
For Dekalb County

State of Tennessee
Sumner County

I John L Bugg Clk of the
County Court of Sumner County Certify
that I have made diligent research in my
office for the marriage license of Elisha
Luna and Mary Enix said to have been married
in this county in 1803 or 1804 and the
same cannot be found. The records of
marriage of this date having been lost
or destroyed than being now on file in
my office witness my hand and seal
of office at Gallatin this
the 13th day of November 1850

John T Bugg Clk
By H W Bugg D C


Notes:  
The documents are somewhat intermixed in the file and within how they were digitized.   The notation from the index card summary notes that no pension was filed for Elisha's service.  Mary filed for bounty land under the 1850 act and the 1855 act and received warrants both times for a total of 160 acres.

There is some discrepancy in the marriage date and the date of Elisha's death but that is not unusual as there is also a number of spellings differences for Mary's maiden name and also for her married surname.  She got the month right for her marriage but missed the year and maybe the date by a few days.  Also she gives a conflicing answer on the year of Elisha's death but gives 27th of April as the day and month consistently.   Elisha and mary lived in the area of Dekalb Co TN near the county line adjacent to White County.  The Adcocks and the Lunas lived close.  My maternal grandfather who is my Luna descendant also is a descendant of the Adcocks of that area.




In her 1855 Bounty Land Application. Mary mentions that she has disposed of the land she received in 1850.   The GLO website site shows her as the original land owner.  Interestingly it's in Lawrence County Arkansas, the same county where I am also researching a Cook land entry.  Mary Luney is listed in the Registered Land Sale Book for Lawrence Co AR(see source below) I have not yet found out what became of the land from this 1850 warrant.

Lawrence County, Arkansas, Register of Land Purchase and Sale Record, page 175; filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980; digitized by FamilySearch, [URL: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTJ-6SX8-L?i=599&cat=147338]; catalog listing at FamilySearch, "Register of Land Entries, Lawrence Co AR," DGS #8340198, item 5, image 600 of 611.

Christopher Warner ended up with the 1855 Warrant(20086) and used it on land in Richardson Co. Nebraska.

Monday, January 01, 2024

Trying Ancestry's Pro Tools Suite: Advanced Filters

In my previous posts which focused on Ancestry's Pro Tools Suite I did a "test drive" of the following Pro Tools:  Tree Checker, Charts and Reports, and Map View.  The Advanced Filters feature is also part of the Pro Tools subscription. 



Where will you find those filters?  That's a great question. From what I could tell, the majority of Advanced Filters are really part of the functionality of Tree checker and Map View 

Adv Filters in Tree Checker





Adv Filters via Tree View Menu of Map View


The other part of the Advanced Filters tool comes into play when you do a search.  A subscriber to the Pro Tools add-on is given the option to filter the results so that they see unviewed results only.



Prior to subscribing to Pro Tools I could see search results noted as  "In Your Hints", "Seen Today", "Ignored Hint",  etc.  I can still see these when I haven't selected the Unviewed Results option.  I don't know if those notations will still be available when I'm not subscribed to the Pro Tools add-on or not.  In my opinion it just seems a bit much to consider the Advanced Filters as a separate tool.  

I and other subscribers to the Add-on have had issues with it not updating error lists in a timely manner as well as not recognizing that we are subscribed to it without refreshing a number of times.  It's a new tool and I would expect to deal with these issues if I were beta testing, or it were free. I do not have a lot of patience for things like this when it comes to something that I will be paying close to $120(at the monthly rate of $9.99) if I were to remain subscribed to it for the entire year. Folks who are on a fixed income in today's economy will likely not either. 

Transcription Homestead Application No 7026 Lawrence Co Ark

Below is my transcription of the documents contained within the Land Entry Case File No 7026 of W. C. Cook. This may or may not be my Wm C Cook...or anyone related to him with the same name.
I do not have enough information to draw a conclusion though I will say at this point it does seem unlikely given where I would expect him to be in 1873 and 1874.


Lawrence County Arkansas Homestead Application
of William C Cook application No. 7026



Homestead Application


William C Cook
Little Rock Arkansas
July 27th 1874
Section 12 Town 18 N Range 3 W
canceled October the 11th 1881
letter of R&R No. 61682 Sept 14 81

additional markings:

2-151 WDD

__________Page Break__________

Homestead
Application No. 7026 Land office Little Rock
July 27th 1874

I, W(illiam) C Cook, of Lawrence County
Arkansas, do hereby apply to enter, under the provisions
of the act of Congress approved May 20, 1862, entitled “An act to secure
homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain,” the SE ¼
of Section 12 in Township 18N of
Range 3W, containing One Hundred & Thirty acres

(Signed) W C Cook

:Land Office of Little Rock Ark
July 27th 1874

I Geo W Denison, register of the Land Office
do hereby certify that the above application is for Surveyed Lands of the
class which the application is legally entitled to enter under the Homestead
Act of May 20, 1862, and that there is no prior, valid, adverse right to the
same.
(Signed) Geo W Denison
Register

__________Page Break__________

Receiver’s Receipt No 7026 Application No. 7026
Homestead

Receiver’s Office, Little Rock Ark
July 27 1874
Received of William C Cook the sum
of fourteen dollars —---cents;
being the amount of fee and compensation of Register and Receiver for the
entry of South East ¼
of Section 12 in
Township 18 North of Range 3 West, under
the act of Congress approved May 30 1862, entitled, “An act to secure home-
steads to actual settlers on the public domain.”

(Signed) Henry M Cooper Receiver

$14.00

__________Page Break__________

Homestead
(affidavit)
Land Office at _________________________
_____________________________________ 187?

I W(illiam) C Cook of Lawrence County
having filed my application, No 7026, for an entry under the
provisions of the act of Congress approved May 20, 1862, entitled “An act
to secure homesteads to actual settlers on the public domain.” do solemnly
swear, that I am a citizen of the US and the head of a family
that owing to the distance & expense it is impossible
for me to go to Little Rock & make this sworn statement
before Register & Receiver and that I am actual settler on the SE ¼
of Section 12 in Township 18 North Range 3 West
that said application No.7026, is made for the purpose of actual
settlement and cultivation; that said entry is made for my own exclusive
benefit and not directly or indirectly for the benefit or use of any other
person or persons whomsoever; neither have I heretofore perfected or
abandoned an entry made under this act.
(signed) W C Cook

Sworn to and subscribed this 12rd day
of Sept 1873? Before Mr Wm McBryde
County Clerk of Lawrence County & I certify
That W C Cook is a bonafide citizen of Lawrence
County Witness my hand and affixed seal
this day above written
Wm McBryde Clerk
By J P Coffin D C.

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Non Mineral Affidavit
County of Lawrence
State of Arkansas

William C Cook being
duly sworn according to the law deposes
and says that he is the identical W C
Cook who is an applicant for forenamed?
title to the SE 1/4 of Section 12 in T18
N R 3 West, that he is well acquainted
with the Character of said described land
and with each and every subdivision
thereof having frequently passed over the
same, that his knowledge of said land
is such as to enable him to testify understanding
with regard thereto that there is not to his
knowledge within the limits thereof, any
vine or lode of quartz or other rock in
place bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin
or copper, or any deposit of coal that
there is not within the limits of said land
to his knowledge, any placer cement
gravel or other valuable mineral deposit
that no portion of said land is claimed
for mining purposes under the local
customs or rules of mines? or otherwise
that no portion of said land is worked
for mineral during any part of the
year by any person or persons that said
land is essentially non mineral land
and that his application therefore is

__________Page Break__________

not made for the purpose of fraudulently
obtaining title to mineral land, but
with the object of securing said land
for agricultural purposes
W C Cook

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23rd
day of September A D 1873 and
I hereby certify that with the foregoing
affidavit was read to the said W
C Cook previous to his name
being subscribed thereto; and that
deponent is a respectable person
to whose affidavit full faith and credit should be given
Wm McBryde Clerk
By J P Coffin D.C.
(seal)

Source:
Document retrieval by Gopher Records from
National Archives Washington DC 
Records of the Bureau of Land Management 
Record Group 49 
Pre-1908 Land Entry Files 
Arkansas Little Rock 
Homestead (Cancelled) 
Application No. 7026
W. C. Cook