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Genealogy by the States – Week 25 – Arkansas

Posted by on Sunday, 23 June, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Arkansas. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Arkansas. If you don’t have any connections to Arkansas, find a Arkansas resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 6/23/2013 – 6/29/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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George Pool was my daughter’s great great grandfather. Although he was not born in Arkansas. He moved his family from Georgia to Scranton, Logan County, Arkansas.

In 1870 George Pool (1 year old) is living in Gwinnett County Georgia. Living with him is his father Joseph Pool, presumably his mother Sarah and his older brother William, who is 3.

In 1880 George Poole is living in Jackson County, Georgia. Living with him is his father Dallas, presumably his step mother Nattie, two brothers William and Jess and 4 sisters, Mary S., Lulah, Fannie and Jnett. He’s working on a farm just like his older brother William and his father Dallas.

In June of 1900, George Pool is living in Gwinette County, Georgia. Living with him are his wife Mary Blake, three sons William, Jessie, Golden and four daughters Clara B., Ruth and Mamie. For some reason his son Flower is not listed on the census. Also living on the farm was a boarder Lea ???, a 22 year old male, presumably a hired hand working on the farm.

Sometime between June of 1900 and June of 1903, George and his family moved to Logan County, Arkansas. He owned several hundred acres of farming land in the lower end of the McLean’s bottom, north of Cotton Town. A large bunch of boarders worked his land.

In 1908, George Poole and his wife sold 80 acres of land to P B Cox.

In 1910, George Pool is living in Logan County Arkansas. All eleven of George and Mary’s living children are listed on the 1910 census. George also has six hired hands living on the farm (Henry, Frank and Kiko Kimmer, Charley Torres, Pall Smith and Jim Felis). LIving right next door is a Will Pool who’s married to a Pearl and has a daughter C.G. This may be his son William. If so, he was counted twice on the census. At this point, George owns the farm outright and does not have a mortgage.

In 1920, George Pool is still living in Logan County Arkansas. Only one son (Joseph) and three daughters (Les, Bessie and Lela) are still living in the household. Living right next door to them though are two sons (Jesse and Golden) and their families.

On July 19, 1921, George Poole died in Logan County, Arkansas. His death certificate listes Dall Poole as his father and unknown who his mother was.

Mrs. Berth Whitbey once said of George Poole; “We lived there close to him. He was a bad old boy. Everybody was afraid of him and Jess, too. Boy, they fought and they drank.”

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A few Arkansas Genealogy Links
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Arkansas Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 24 – Missouri

Posted by on Sunday, 16 June, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Missouri. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Missouri. If you don’t have any connections to Missouri, find a Missouri resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 6/16/2013 – 6/22/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

Boy my personal life really kicked me for a loop and I hadn’t finished what I started. I’m trying to get back to it now after a long absence.

I did not have any relatives from Missouri. The State Historical Society of Missouri has an absolutely fabulous online primary documents. Check out some of the documents in the section The American Civil War in Missouri. The Missouri Digital Newspaper Project is another great section to try out.

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A few Missouri Genealogy Links
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Missouri Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Amaneunsis Monday: Seymour High School Room1 1891-92

Posted by on Monday, 10 June, 2013

The following is a transcription from the Seymour School records for the academic school year 1891-92. Clearly the ages of these individuals are most likely not in a high school level class. Perhaps there was an extra room at the high school which was needed for younger students.

School Teacher Teacher 2 Year
Seymour High School – Room # 1 Mary A. Moose 1891 – 92

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Name Age Last Bday Name of parent or guardian
First M Last S Sex Yr Mo Mo Day P First M Last
Albin Kottman M 7 10 Oct 25 John Kottman
Alfred Collington M 8 9 Dec 9 Henry Collington
Charlie Lumb M 5 0 Sept John Lumb
Charlie Nichols M 6 8 June 15 Geo. Nichols
Elmer Munson M 5 Louigo Munson
Eddie Burgess M 7 10 Nov Arthur Burgess
Ernest Manweiler M 7 0 Sept Jacob Manweiler
Fritz Henniger M 6 11 Oct Bernard Henniger
Freddie Weislogel M 5 9 Dec 11 Fred Weislogel
Freddie Stephanofsky M 6 0 Sept John Stephanofsky
Geo. Acrase M 6 11 Sept 11 Richard Acrase
Henry Nick M 7 Henry Nick
Henry Rumetch M 7 0 Sept Henry Rumetch
Henry Munson M 6 Louie Munson
Herman Finder M 7 11 Oct John Finder
Howard Booth M 7 4 Apr 30 Edward Booth
Jeremiah Driscoll M 8 2 June 3 Jeremiah Driscoll
John Cosgrove M 7 11 Oct John Cosgrove
Nelson Happy M 6 1 July Nelson Happy
Olin Simmons M 8 2 July 14 Edwin Simmons
Raymond Healey M 6 6 Mch 5 Robt Healey
Robbie Stewart M 5 7 June 18 Gabriel Stewart
Timmie Mahoney M 7 6 Feb Daniel Mahoney
Wallace Warner M 8 Geo. Warner
Wallie McDonald M 5 Hugh McDonald
Charlie Flack M 12 3 Sept 30 Theodore Flack
Lawrence OOonnell M 6 6 June 4 Wm. OOonnell
Freddie Davis M 7 4 Dec 5 Frank Davis
Amelia Madenkard F 9 3 May 20 Wm. Madenkard
Annie Weislogel F 7 2 July 2 Fred Weislogel
Bertha Rot F 7 5 March 24 David Rot
Clara Lumb F 7 3 May 19 John Lumb
Eleanor Sperry F 6 5 Mar Frank Sperry
Etta Nichols F 7 2 June 18 Chas. Nichols
Edith Maynard F 6 3 May Jesse Maynard
Hattie Trounson F 7 9 Nov 28 Alba Trounson
Ida Taber F 10 5 March 7 Frank Taber
Jessie Hotchkiss F 7 4 Apr 18 Frank Hotchkiss
Jessie Jones F 7 5 Apr Henry Jones
Lottie Schmink F 7 8 Jan Fred Schmink
Lizzie Maybury F 7 3 June 7 Chas. Maybury
Lizzie Bauers F 6 5 March Fred Bauers
Lena Weirdo F 7 7 Jan 27 Louis Weirdo
Lulu Mathess F 5 8 Dec 13 Chas. Mathess
Minnie Bach F 6 8 Dec 8 John Bach
Minnie OBrien F 7 0 Aug John OBrien
Mary Clark F 6 8 Dec 5 John Clark
Maggie McCarthy F 5 10 Nove Chas. McCarthy
May Gilbert F 6 3 May 9 Fred Gilbert
Martha Young F 10 5 Mch Fred Young
Malvina Miles F 9 5 Mch 25 Gustave Miles
Alice Peterson F 7 3 Sept 10 Gustave Peterson
Lizzie Buckmuller F 12 2 July Adolph Buckmuller
Daisy Knapp F 7 5 Apr 2 Hiram Knapp
Eva Weston F 11 0 Dec Fred Weston
Emma Juno F 11 Arthur Juno
Eliza Moshier F 9 5 Mar 12 James Moshier
Maggie Cushing F 6 0 Apr 11 Patrick Cushing

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Genealogy by the States – Week 23 – Maine

Posted by on Sunday, 9 June, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Maine. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Maine. If you don’t have any connections to Maine, find a Maine resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 6/9/2013 – 6/15/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Given my early colonial New England roots, I was surprised to find out that I did not have a lot of connections to the state of Maine. My closest connection is a first cousin, twice removed. As it appears to be a common theme lately, he is also a descendant of John Charles Sanders and Mary Clark Tripp.

George Joseph Sanders was born on 03-Nov-1906 in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut. He married Ethel H. Pichard on 22-May-1943 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut. He died in February 1985. His last known address was in Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine

A have a few notes my father had recorded about him including;

  • He was a retired toolmaker at Lewis Engineering Co. in Naugatuck, CT
  • He was also a licensed amateur radio operator since 1923. His call sign K1GZI
  • According to his mothers obituary, George lived in Cheshire, Ct in 1956

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A few Maine Genealogy Links
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Maine Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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