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What Happened to the 1890 Census
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sherry Hightower Sep 12, 2012.

Duplication?
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INTRODUCE YOUR GROUP
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Linda Berry commented on Sherry Hightower's group Peacock
"My Mothers maiden name was Eleanor Peacock, Her Father was Arthur Lyle Peacock, the family still lives in Onaway Mich."
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Peacock

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Keith Hunter commented on Sherry Hightower's group Texas History Hunters
"Hi Ya'll, I just joined the group and am always interested in Texas history.  My little slice begins with Samuel G. Wells (gg-grandfather) who obtained a grant of the original Burnett colony in 1834.  That portion encompassed the…"
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Texas History Hunters

This group is for anyone researching Texas ancestry, or for those interested in Texas history in general. Please come to the group willing to share and help others in their research
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CROSS Genealogy

For anyone researching the CROSS surname.
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Wendy Kelso Whiteman, DRT ADDA commented on Sherry Hightower's group Alamo Defenders
"I descend from Gordon Cartwright Jennings, Oldest Alamo Defender.  He is my 3rd Great Grandfather, He and wife Catherine Cynthia Overton Jennings had four children, Abigail, Joseph, Catherine (Katy) and my  2nd great grandfather, and…"
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Alamo Defenders

This group is for descendants of or those interested in the history of the Battle of the Alamo.The following website is not officially associated with this group but I feel it is a great resource for us.See More
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American Revolutionary War Ancestors

Find out about your ancestor in the American Revolution. Members will assist each other with researching American Revolutionary War ancestors.
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Wilkinson Genealogy

Wilkinson, or Wilkerson genealogy.
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"I want the new Shoebox App from Ancestry BUT: "This app is incompatible with your device." ٩͡[๏̯͡๏]۶"
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"I have a new job and have been really REALLY busy so I am less & less active. Still looking for group admins if anyone is interested."
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"Great article to simulate the old search style, for those who do NOT like the sliding search option: http://j.mp/1lYMw2j"
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"Discussion at LinkedIn over the (new) sliding search method on Ancestry.com & NO ONE likes it! http://linkd.in/1jmeV21"
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Peebles

Peblis, Peebles, Peebes, Peeples, Peoples. An ancient Scottish name.
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American Revolutionary War Ancestors

Find out about your ancestor in the American Revolution. Members will assist each other with researching American Revolutionary War ancestors.
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American Revolutionary War Ancestors

Find out about your ancestor in the American Revolution. Members will assist each other with researching American Revolutionary War ancestors.
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My Ancestor was a Preacher

Preachers, Minister, Priest,etc. Anyone whose ancestor was spreading the word of God, often called Circuit Riders.
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Barbara Kim Thigpen commented on Sherry Hightower's group Bell Genealogy
" Bealle of Maidstone, John son Bealle of Maidstone, William son Bealle, Thomas son Bell., Thomas I son Bell, William son Bell, Robert son Bell, Sir Knight Robert, Sr son Bell, Sir Robert son Bell, Planter…"
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Bell Genealogy

A group for everyone researching the BELL surname.
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Barbara Kim Thigpen commented on Sherry Hightower's group Peacock
"Andrews, M. Catherine Widow of John Kindred/Jundred? [wife of William Peacock Jr b Apr 1635, Duffil, Derbyshire, England] b. 1653  Raleigh, VA d. 1738  Surry Surry County, Virginia married BET 1664 & 1670 Surry, VA/ Raleigh County,…"
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
My Family Lines:
Adams, Barr, Bell, Blakely, Briant, Butcher, Cain, Collinsworth/ Collingsworth, Coons, Craig, Cross, Dover, duSachoy, Duty, Evelman, Gardener, George, Hankins, Hardewyn, Hardin, Henry, Hogue, Holtzclaw, Ireland, Jolly, Jones, Joplin, Kilgore, Langston, Lawson, Lyon/s, Marr, Noeller, Orendorff, Pate, Peebles, Perrin, Pettypool/P'Pool, Pool/e, Purvis, Ratliff, Rhodes, Rodgers/Rogers, Rossignol, Routen, Runnels, Saxon, Springate, Toliver/Tolliver, Turner, Weatherford, West, Wier, Wilkinson / Wilkerson, Wooten

There was no place to include this: I have Cherokee & Creek ancestry on both my paternal and maternal sides.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee,Virginia, France, England, Scotland, Germany, USA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
Family History
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http://www.texashistoryhunter.net

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Group Admins needed

When GenealogyWise first came into being, those of us who joined early were encouraged to create groups to provide a place for people to come and find "their space".  Many of us created groups by the surnames we were actively working on and then places, occupations, events, etc. I never dreamed we would be the Admins for all the groups we created. 8-0

If anyone is a member of a group created by me and you want to take over that group, please let me know. I am spread very thin these…

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Posted on September 21, 2013 at 11:48am

How I Get the Most Out of GW

There are so many groups now and that is a good thing, but as I stated in my previous blog, you just can not check out every one of them.



If I were new to GenealogyWise, after I set up my page with the surnames I am researching, etc, I would go to the groups main page. Then I would start researching all the surnames on my list. You will see in the results, not only the group which is about that surname, but the other groups where a comment has been left about that… Continue

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:52pm — 9 Comments

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At 9:15pm on June 6, 2013, Carol Nance said…

Sherry, I didn't know about this website.  Thanks for inviting me.

Carol

At 3:48pm on June 6, 2012, Jim Collinsworth said…

Hi Sherry, I submitted a 37 marker. Thanks, Jim

At 6:20pm on December 19, 2011, Ms. Gerry Hill said…

On Facebook (or others I imagine) Best not to say anything in the first place..  You never, never know where it will wind up.  (Have no opinions, dissagree with no one, talk like a saint? etc)

 

Wanted to thank you for wishing me Happy Birthday. I have not been on lately!

At 7:24pm on September 26, 2011, Graeme Watson said…
Hello, Thanks for joining my forum, I also have joined the Lawson forum.
At 4:57pm on September 25, 2011, Graeme Watson said…

Thanks for the welcome.

 

At 4:56pm on September 25, 2011, Graeme Watson said…

Thanks for having a interest in my Scottish Wars Forum, I only got it online a few days ago so its still a work in progress.

 

At 3:34pm on August 25, 2011, Alvin Eugene Collins said…
MOST slave owners were farmers some large and others small. Very few were in the plantation class. Yes, I had several ancestors who were slaves in Missouri,Kentucky, Tennessee and Kentucky. Also, many of them were chiidren of white men of various social classes. Some of my white ancestors were SMALL farmers, whereas,others were NOT even slave owners. They just simply had liasons (most being mutually consensual ) with black women, with the mixed breed chiildren bearing there fathers last names. However, there were also, some unfortunate cases, in my ancestry where my black female ancestors were  sexually taken advantage of by UNKNOWN white men. To my knowledge,I had only one white ancestor who even MIGHT fit in the plantation owning category. He was my ggg grandfather James Gordon (1810-1875), a judge in Columbia, Missouri. His father David Gordon (1770-1840) was one of the founders of Columbia, Missouri. James Gordon, according to the books, was a life long batchlor. But, he had a FREE live in mulatto mistress Henrietta Robinson (b.ca. 1815), by whom he had a daughter Cornelia Gordon (b.ca.1846) my great great grandmother. Henrietta can be  seen in the 1860 Boone County, Missouri Census Schedules as living as a free woman of color in James Gordons household. The Gordon Home in Columbia, Missouri, GORDON MANOR, was destroyed by fire in 1998. It was a Federal style mansion built in 1823. The front porch was topped by a balcony supported by four one story Corinthian columns. Above the porch was a Palladian window. The house was on the National Register of Historic Sites.
At 12:37pm on August 25, 2011, Alvin Eugene Collins said…
Truer words have never been spoken !!! Some members are defeating their purpose of membership by making their comments and information private. Also, they are shielding themselves from obtaining more information about their own ancestors. Whereas, otherwise ,they could meet new LIVING relatives who could possibly, take them back several generations further and, bring to light pictures of their ancestors which they had never seen nor knew even existed. I am, also, a member of ancestry.com. Unfortunately, a multitude of members ,of that website, have private trees, only viewable to a selective few. It is amazing that some of these folks will use YOUR material and maintain private trees !! These people are just simply too selfish and stingy to share THEIR information with others ! In several instances, people have used stories and pictures I have posted. I sent them messages telling them that I was glad that I had material that they could use, and that I would love to see their trees.  BUT....................... with only a few exceptions, no responses !! (lol) or (frown) !!!!!!!!!!
At 1:24pm on March 26, 2011, Becky Jamison gave Sherry Hightower a gift
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You're not forgotten, Sherry! Have a great day.
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At 11:50pm on March 21, 2011, Melanie Boyden said…
Hi!  Thank you for your kind welcome.  I apologize for not responding sooner, but I forgot my password...  Finally, last night, I got another, and it's like seeing everything NEW again(It's been a long time since I was here!)!
At 3:47pm on December 16, 2010, Lillian Alline Champagne said…

Hi Sherry, Did I answer you back? I hope so. I was born in Houston & raised in Spring. I have many ancestors buried at Countyline Cemetery in Montgomery Co. If you have people buried there we are definately related. We have been traveling and my computer is down so I am using a library computer. Will try to get back to your reply a lot quicker than I did.

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At 12:18pm on October 28, 2010, James Alfred Locke Miller Jr. said…
What is your Wooten linage? Great grandfather Sgt. & Lt. Edward Wooten, CSA, was the son of Shadrack "Shade" Wooten of Pitt Co., N.C., the son of Wm. Wooten, Sr., who wed Nancy Forbes, daughter of Patriot Lt. Arthur Forbes, Sr. If memory serves, he was the son of John Wooten. I was once an officer in our now defunct Wooten Family Assn. Much of it's research is in DAR library, Washington, D.C. By-the-way, it was found that DAR Patriot, militia Ens. Shadrack Wooten, though awarded a commission, never accepted it. Likely he still qualifies under some civil or other office or act?
At 4:46pm on August 31, 2010, Lillian Alline Champagne said…
Thanks Sherry, I found the button to join the group. I also was born in Houston, & raised in Spring, Texas. If this is your native stomping ground, we are probably cousins one way or another. What surnames are you researching? My main ones are Miller, Haberlie, Walker, Grizzard, Simmons, Pain, Melton, Tanner, Reaves, Smith, Johnson, Collins, Lacy, Barrett, Hanna, & McAdams. Most of them came from southern states Ga., Ala. Fla. & N.C. mostly. Hope we connect and can help ea other. Lillian
At 12:43pm on July 31, 2010, Kate Steere said…
Hi-
Here is what is Ancestry:
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Preston Wadkins
Enlistment Date: 13 May 1865
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Irvine, KY
State Served: Kentucky
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Kentucky Three Forks Infantry Battalion on 16 Jul 1865.
Mustered out on 17 Jul 1865 at Irvine, KY.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Preston Wadkins
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: District 1, Breathitt, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Post Office: Jackson
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Preston Wadkins 35
Celia Wadkins 33
Emly Wadkins 15
William Wadkins 13
Andrew Wadkins 10
Elizabeth Wadkins 8
Eda Wadkins 7
Moses Wadkins 6
Elijah Wadkins 5
James Wadkins 3
Josiah Wadkins 1

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Breathitt, Kentucky; Roll M653_357; Page: 273; Image: 273; Family History Library Film: 803357.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Preston Wadkins
Home in 1880: Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Ceily
Father's birthplace: Virginia
Mother's birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farming
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Preston Wadkins 53
Ceily Wadkins 51
Nannie Wadkins 13
Green A. Wadkins 18
Elvira Wadkins 10

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky; Roll 404; Family History Film: 1254404; Page: 573C; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0753.
At 7:16am on July 31, 2010, Kate Steere said…
Hi Sherry-
Saw your post on Preston Wadkins, since he served such a brief time, I'm guessing there won't be many service records for him. Does she need any other records on him?
At 1:43pm on July 30, 2010, Daniel Morgan said…
II forgot to add my email address (in case anyone is searching Morgans or Kerrs) dmorgan960@yahoo.com.
Daniel Morgan.
At 1:40pm on July 30, 2010, Daniel Morgan said…
Sorry, I cannot add to your research since most of my Morgans came from Charleston, SC, USA and from Ireland and myy Kerr research led me to Annapolis, MD., and vicinity and to Ulste,Ireland. Dan
At 9:20am on July 19, 2010, Cynthia Kindall said…
Sherry,
As i said in my request- its a history lesson and to find people that care to help is a +.
Cynthia
 
 
 

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