Archive for October, 2011

Joseph West, Missing Son

Published under Biographical,Missing Persons on 10/29/2011

William Andrew West, youngest son of William Wesley West and Eliza Wilhite, was born posthumously on 5 Mar 1849 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. His parents had lived across the state line in Montgomery County, Indiana and the family was enumerated in both places when the 1850 census was taken. Life was not easy for Andy West. He was a Continue Reading »

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John Teschner of Chicago, Illinois

Published under Immigrants on 10/28/2011

John Teschner and Carolina Kätz married in Germany and immigrated to the United States with at least three of their six children.  The names of two of those children have yet to be determined.  The 1900 census says that the family arrived in 1878, but none of them have been found in the 1880 census.  John was a blacksmith and Continue Reading »

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Mary Chudo Zahorec

Published under Immigrants on 10/25/2011

On the 30th day of March, 1909, Mary Zahorec arrived at the Port of New York aboard the ship Potsdam that had sailed from Rotterdam, Holland.  She didn’t apply for American citizenship until thirty-one years later.  Her naturalization records are filled with facts about her life. She lived at 10308 Parkview Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio when Declaration of Intent No. Continue Reading »

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Slaves of William Small of St. James Santee, Charleston District

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After his death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of William Small, late of St. James Santee, Charleston District, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 24th day of 26 June, 1834, names the following Negro slaves: Jerrett, $500; Mary, $400; Continue Reading »

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Slaves of Robert Dorrill of Charleston District, South Carolina

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After his death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of Robert Dorrill late of Christ Church Parish, Charleston District, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina. That document, dated the 3rd day of May, 1834, names the following Negro slaves: Joshua, $450; Martha, $350; Continue Reading »

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Slaves of Mrs. Frances L. Maxcey of James Island, Charleston, South Carolina

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After her death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of Mrs. Frances L. Maxcey of James Island, St. Andrews Parish, Charleston District, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 14th day of March, 1834, names the following forty Negro slaves: Continue Reading »

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Slaves of Henry W. Findley of Christ Church Parish, Charleston, South Carolina

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After his death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of Henry W. FIindley, late of Christ Chruch Parish, Charleston, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 23rd day of May, 1834, names the following Negro slaves: Sally, $100; Mary Ann, $125. Email Continue Reading »

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Slaves of Elias Couturier of St. John’s Berkeley

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After his death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of Elias Couturier of St. John’s Berkley, Charleston Parish, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 29th day of April 1834, names the following Negro slaves: Big Willia, $300; Betty, $200; Lewis, Continue Reading »

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Slaves of Miss Mary Coates of Charleston, South Carolina

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After her death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of Mary Coates, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 23rd day of June, 1834, names the following Negro slaves: Dacius & Emma, $450  

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Slaves of James E. McPherson at Cypress Creek Plantation

Published under Slaves and Their Owners on 10/02/2011

After his death, the court ordered that an inventory and appraisal of the property belonging to the estate of James E. McPherson at the Cypress Creek Plantation in Beaufort, South Carolina be made and returned to the court in Charleston County, South Carolina.  That document, dated the 10th day of May, 1834, names the following Negro slaves: March, $1000; Lizzy, $300; Continue Reading »

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