Looking for primary sources

+3 votes

Prior to completing the merge of Case-546 (L) and Case-3295 (R) it would be nice to find primary sources regarding the Weygant relationship.  Can you help?

WikiTree profile: Saral Weygant
in Genealogy Help by David Wilson G2G6 Mach 9 (95.2k points)
edited by David Wilson
It's not just primary sources that are missing. The profile has NO SOURCES at all, and no geographic information.
Ah, then,there’s always those “first hand knowledge “ kinds of sources for people who loved long ago.
Yes, and here I was still believing that Jeanne Calment had the longest human lifespan at 122. Obviously some people get much older than that, if they still remember events from before 1820.
Too Funny!!!

2 Answers

+2 votes
Without dates or approximate dates and locations, it is almost impossible to find sources for profiles.
by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (941k points)
+2 votes

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGN-NW3S : 11 July 2016), Sarah Case Birdsall, 1820; Burial, , , ,, ; citing record ID 122356112, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com. links to husband James and son David.

1800 census https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRZ5-BCR?i=2&cc=1804228 5 boys, 2 girls, 2 women 26-44.

http://prntscr.com/kxx4tn is a screenshot of the download of the source on 3295. red lines and arrows added for clarity. You MUST download the page to see it correctly.

by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (279k points)
btw, if you sort out the weird glitch I believe George married Elizabeth Wyatt or Johanna Case. Peter probably married the one left over.

Thanks for the look at!  The Birdsall Book is lax on sourcing as is Find A Grave.  She did survive James long enough to have married again. If we consider the transcriptions of Oblong MM to be correct; but, they do not match.  With the book stating son of 1st marriage of father Nathan. There are many in NY with both surnames Case and Birdsall.  

My gut feeling is these two profiles are a match; yet, starting with no evidence has me a bit shy of possibly conflating the profile.  The Weygant name is likely the most uncommon name though there are many of those also in the area just west of the Hudson River in New York.  The 1790 marriage does not fit at all... Before James died and after many children were born.

BTW: The screenshot opens without download.

Btw, I screenshotted the download of the page from THIS link from case-3295


If you look at it WITHOUT downloading it, it is a bigger mess than the screenshot is. The screenshot IS the download of that page.
I added that to James while looking for needle in haystack. The link is in Plain Text to snippet from. Scroll is a better way to view.

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