Genealogy by the States – Week 31 – California

Sunday, August 4, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of California. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to California. If you don’t have any connections to California, find a California resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 8/4/2013 – 8/10/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Raymond Leslie Sanders is my first cousin twice removed. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on February 12, 1903. He was one of two children os Herbert Ephrain Sanders and Gertrude Stowe.

He was married on September 13, 1923 to Mary Goodwin in a double wedding ceremony with his father. The ceremony was his fathers second marriage. The marriage took place in Millerton, Dutchess County, New York. They went on to have three children.

By 1930, he and his growing family moved from the east coast of the United Staes to Los Angeles, California. He died in Lodi, California in May 1974. He is buried in Cherokee Memorial Park in California.

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A few California Genealogy Links
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California Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 27 – Florida

Sunday, July 7, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Florida. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Florida. If you don’t have any connections to Florida, find a Floridaresource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 7/7/2013 – 7/13/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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My Great Grandfather John Edwin Laurie was born on Dec 31, 1875 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was married to Minnie Isobel Banks on 26-Jun-1894 also in Hartford, Connecticut. John and Minnie spent most of their lives in Connecticut, spending most of their lives in New Britain, Connecticut. However, John and Minnie moved to Florida for a while where they built a house. John Died on January 8, 1940 in New Britain, Connecticut. John and Minnie had thirteen children (Howard, Harold, Florence, Stanley, Marion, Alfred, Blanche, Gladys, Ruth, Raymond, boy, John, Gertrude).

John Edwin Laurie New Britain Connecticut

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A few Florida Genealogy Links
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Florida Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 25 – Arkansas

Sunday, June 23, 2013 Posted by

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

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Posted by

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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