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The WikiTree Challenge 2021 Week 33

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Date: 18 Aug 2021 to 25 Aug 2021
Location: WikiTreemap
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WikiTree Challenge Week 33

Guest Star: Lisa Lisson

Notes From Lisa

  • I have several brick walls. Don't we all! :) Joanna Barrett (b. 1824 Ireland) is my highest priority. Joanna Barrett - brick wall - Came over from Ireland and had the child here and then died, but doesn't line up for her. She thinks younger Joanna was born out of wedlock. She was said to have preserved her husband in a pickle barrel when he died on the ship on the way to the US. Lisa also wants to know how she ended up married to Richard and how they were close enough to get married
  • Jesse Haley (b. ~1800 in Halifax County, VA) and King Elliott (b. 1796 in NC/VA) (father of Elias Elliott are two other tough ones, I've been working on. She has document's in Virginia all the way back to Jessie - only missing 9 years of his life. She believes that his father may have died when he was very young. He does not appear in any of their records. Has disproved what other trees say about him.
  • Here's a link to a "report" I wrote to myself about Joanna Barrett Wilmoth. I wrote it several years ago, but I really haven't made any progress since then. I'd love to extend that line back and also determine who is the father of her first child, also named Joanna.
  • I don't have [a report] for King Elliott, for reference, they lived close to the Halifax County/Mecklenburg County, VA border and the NC/VA border. I have a number of paper records, I haven't uploaded yet for collateral family members. I will say all other researchers claim he died in 1831, but I do have a tax record for him as late as 1838.
  • Emma DeLa Thomas is her 2nd great grandma. - She has her father Shepherd and Mary. She went by her mother's name and she has the family bible, confirmed by her death records Oral history by several histories that her father was LaMarr Shepherd. They lived side by side, but nothing that proves that he is actually her father.

Photographs

Note: Please check with your captain, Laura, if there are any questions about the images being protected by copyright.
  • add image link here

Resources

Ireland

  • National Archives of Ireland Try their census search
  • Ireland Church Records Where to find church records with various links
  • Ireland Census Substitutes What census records are available, with where to find them
  • Ireland Emigration Video on FamilySearch on finding the origins of Irish Immigrants
  • Irish Records Civil and Church record database
  • Irish Ancestors This maps out where surnames are located, as well as locations in general
  • Tracing Irish Roman Catholic Ancestry An overview of how to approach Roman Catholic research
  • WikiTree Ireland Project Check for resources and stickers
  • Tip: The census records are a good start, and you should be able to find images of all the birth records for each child on irishgenealogy. They have exact birth date, places, fathers Occupation, and mother’s maiden names. Once you get that, you can search for the marriage of the parents, and that gives their fathers names. The civil records are great, but only go back to 1864 for births, a bit earlier for marriages.

Scotland

  • Scotlands People search indexes to registers of births, deaths and marriages; census returns; wills and testaments (including soldiers' wills), valuation rolls, Highland and Island Emigration Society records ($)
  • Scotlands Places you can view tax rolls, Ordnance Survey name books, and maps and plans.
  • Scotland Resources Scotland’s list of source links.
  • Scotland Reliable Sources Scotland’s list of reliable source links
  • Scottish Archive Network digital copies of selected records from the NRS and other Scottish archives.

United States

Tell Us What You Found!!

Interesting Finds

List interesting finds to share with the guest at the end of the week
  • Elizabeth Sheppard McNair's Family Bible, a gift from her father John A Sheppard (1798-1871)
  • Judith (Scott) Wayne (abt.1795-1874) died intestate. Her children fell out over some 88 acres of land she owned, and the chancery proceedings ran to 139 pages. The court sold the land and appointed a receiver to divide the money. She died in 1874 and the proceedings continued until 1882!
  • Andrew J. "A.J." Lett was a witness to his neighbors claim against the United States government. According to the suit, 900 pounds of bacon, 3 barrels of flour, 20 barrels of corn, 44 gallons of syrup, 15 chickens, and 200 pounds of fodder were taken from Nehemiah Dickens with no compensation or voucher, for use by the Army. The claim was filed as "disallowed."
  • Valentine Holyfield and his commonly confused cousin Lewis Valentine Holyfield could not have lead more different lives. Whilst Valentine spent his life in Surry County and served as a Private in the Confederate Army from 1861-1862 (he was captured at the Battle of Roanoke Island), Lewis became a postmaster in Orleans, Polk County, Missouri and served in the Union Army before settling down in Montgomery County, Kansas.
  • William Mayo (1684-1744) May be the famous man who surveyed the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. There seems to be some dispute whether it is this William Mayo or another who had also been in Barbados. This line appears to go back through Barbados to the Mayo family in Wiltshire, England. No migration record found, but there are parish records to support the given lines.
  • Fourth great grandfather Lott Wilmoth applied for homestead exemption in Surry, North Carolina. In 1869, Lott received a homestead exemption for a tract of land: 60 acres on the waters of Mitchell's River adjoining W.R. Wilmoth [likely his son William Richard] and others. He also claimed certain personal property to help avoid these items being sold off by creditors. More information on homestead exemption in North Carolina can be found here: https://scholarship.law.unc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1799&context=nclr
  • Fourth great-grandfather Anderson Thomas (1807-aft.1880) was both a slave owner and a self-proclaimed "Union Man" during the American Civil War. He felt the war was a rich man's war, so he was against it.

Free Space Pages

List of Free Space Pages created for or linked to members of this family.
  1. The Humphrey Jennings Fraud
  2. Letter from William Wayne to the Court of Chancery regarding his mother
  3. Papers related to Tarlton Maddox Brothers suing to have their father, Tarlton Maddox's land divided equally amoung his children and their heirs.
  4. The Will of Andrew J. Lett
  5. The Will of David Talbot
  6. Slaves of David Gwin Talbot
  7. The Will of James Booker breaks the brick wall, proving Elizabeth Booker's parents.
  8. Slaves of James Booker
  9. Slaves of Phebe (Worsham) Booker
  10. sources for the Scott surname in Amelia, Virginia
  11. Fourth Great-Grandfather Anderson Thomas' Southern Claims Commission Claim - he claimed to be a "Union Man" and sought compensation for food and livestock taken by the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  12. Will of James Dalrymple
  13. Langley Talbots of Virginia - Conflation

Military Profiles

Did any of the guest's family serve in the military or military conflicts?


Ancestors

Brick Walls

These are not all of the brick walls. See the tree in the G2G for additional ancestors. Please remember that each connection needs to be proven up to the brick wall.

Paternal Brick Walls (65 + 38)

  1. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottJohn Talbott: Needs mother proven (different surname) Mother proven
  2. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottSarah OwenWilliam OwenRobertson OwenJohn William OwenJohn Owen: Needs parents
  3. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottSarah OwenWilliam OwenRobertson OwenJohn William OwenPhoebe Brackett: Needs parents
  4. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottSarah OwenWilliam Owen: Needs mother proven
  5. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottSarah OwenElizabeth Torlan ➔ Andrew Torlan: Needs parents
  6. Boss Henry TalbottJoseph Merritt TalbottSarah OwenElizabeth Torlan ➔ Sarah Comer: Needs parents
  7. Boss Henry TalbottRosa BowenAlexander Bowen ➔ Alfred Bowen: Needs parents
  8. Boss Henry TalbottRosa BowenAlexander Bowen ➔ Martha Puryear: Needs parents
  9. Boss Henry TalbottRosa BowenNancy Keene: Needs parents Nancy's maiden name proven, which makes her the brick wall
  10. Esther Lee RichardsonDaniel Richardson George RichardsonElijah RichardsonLucy Thompson: Needs parents
  11. Esther Lee RichardsonDaniel Richardson George RichardsonLucy CollieNancy Jennings: Needs parents
  12. Esther Lee RichardsonDaniel RichardsonAmanda Payne ➔ Leroy Payne: Needs parents
  13. Esther Lee RichardsonDaniel RichardsonAmanda Payne ➔ Rachel Hill: Needs parents
  14. Esther Lee RichardsonHarriett ElliotElias Elliot ➔ King Elliott ➔ Robert Elliot: Needs parents
  15. Esther Lee RichardsonHarriett ElliotElias Elliot ➔ King Elliott ➔ Charity Frazler: Needs parents
  16. Esther Lee RichardsonHarriett ElliotElias Elliot: Needs a mother
  17. Esther Lee RichardsonHarriett ElliotPanthea Overby ➔ Peter Overby: Needs parents
  18. Esther Lee RichardsonHarriett ElliotPanthea Overby ➔ Cynthia Worsham: Needs parents
  19. Silas Baker CarrRobert CarrThomas CarrThomas B. CarrWilliam Carr: Needs parents
  20. Silas Baker CarrRobert CarrThomas CarrThomas B. Carr: Needs a mother
  21. Silas Baker CarrRobert CarrThomas CarrNancy Abbott: Needs parents
  22. Silas Baker CarrRobert CarrSusan Waller: Needs parents
  23. Silas Baker CarrElizabeth CanadaSherrod Canada: Needs parents proven
  24. Silas Baker CarrElizabeth CanadaElizabeth Robey: Needs parents proven
  25. Winifred Davis HaleyWilliam HaleyStephen HaleyJesse Haley: Needs parents
  26. Winifred Davis HaleyWilliam HaleyStephen HaleyTemperence OwenBarnett OwenPhoebe Staples: Needs parents
  27. Winifred Davis HaleyWilliam HaleyStephen HaleyTemperence OwenElizabeth Gentry: Needs parents
  28. Winifred Davis HaleyWilliam HaleyMary Ann TribbleMatthew Tribble: Needs parents
  29. Winifred Davis HaleyWilliam HaleyMary Ann Tribble: Needs mother proven
  30. Winifred Davis HaleyClara HoltBranch HoltColeman HoltJames Holt: Needs a mother
  31. Winifred Davis HaleyClara HoltBranch HoltColeman HoltEllen Ellender: Needs parents
  32. Winifred Davis HaleyClara HoltBranch HoltElizabeth Brooks: Needs parents
  33. Winifred Davis HaleyClara HoltCaroline WayneLeonard Wayne: Needs parents
  34. Winifred Davis HaleyClara HoltCaroline Wayne: Needs a mother Mother found

Maternal Brick Walls (61 + 30)

  1. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardGeorge HarwardJames HarwardWilliam Harward: Needs parents
  2. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardGeorge HarwardMary Myrick??: Needs parents
  3. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardGeorge HarwardRosanah BarbeeChristopher Barbee: Needs a mother Link to father not on the profile
  4. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardGeorge HarwardRosanah BarbeeMargaret Vawter: Needs parents
  5. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardElizabeth SuggWilliam Sugg: Needs parents
  6. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardCaswell HarwardElizabeth SuggElizabeth Sim: Needs parents
  7. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardMary ThomasTillman ThomasJohn ThomasJoseph Thomas: Needs a mother Needs mother proven
  8. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardMary ThomasTillman ThomasJohn Thomas: Needs a mother Needs mother proven
  9. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardMary ThomasTillman ThomasMary Oaks: Needs parents
  10. Connie Maize HowardAllen HarwardMary ThomasHarriet Judd: Needs parents Parents found
  11. Mattie V MaddoxJames MaddoxCalvin MaddoxTarlton MaddoxDavid MaddoxElizabeth Sherwood: Needs parents proven
  12. Mattie V MaddoxJames MaddoxCalvin MaddoxTarlton MaddoxSarah Perkins: Needs parents proven
  13. Mattie V MaddoxJames MaddoxCalvin MaddoxCinthia Braswell: Needs parents
  14. Mattie V MaddoxJames MaddoxSemanthy Buchanan ➔ Alfred Buchanan: Needs parents
  15. Mattie V MaddoxJames MaddoxSemanthy Buchanan ➔ Mary Smith ➔ Elizabeth Owen: Needs parents
  16. Mattie V MaddoxMartha LettAndrew Lett: Needs parents
  17. Mattie V MaddoxMartha LettMartha Womack: Needs a father
  18. Mattie V MaddoxMartha LettMartha WomackElizabeth Booker: Needs parents Father Proven (Needs mother LNAB proven, now connected)
  19. James Abe WhiteNeeds mother proven
  20. James Abe WhiteThomas WhiteJoseph White: Needs mother proven
  21. James Abe WhiteThomas WhiteTemperance WilmothEzekiel Wilmoth: Needs parents
  22. James Abe WhiteThomas WhiteTemperance WilmothMary Riggs: Needs parents proven
  23. James Abe WhiteJoanna LyonWilliam WilmothLott Wilmoth: Needs parents proven
  24. James Abe WhiteJoanna LyonWilliam WilmothLucinda Snow: Needs parents Parents found, but Lucinda Snow was not William's mother
  25. James Abe WhiteJoanna LyonJoanna Barrett ➔ John Barrett: Needs parents
  26. James Abe WhiteJoanna LyonJoanna Barrett ➔ Catherine Kennis: Needs parents
  27. Stella Fay HolyfieldJohn HolyfieldValentine Holyfield ➔ Watson Holyfield ➔ Valentine Holyfield: Needs parents
  28. Stella Fay HolyfieldJohn HolyfieldValentine Holyfield ➔ Watson Holyfield: Needs a mother
  29. Stella Fay HolyfieldJohn HolyfieldNancy O'Neal ➔ James Oneal ➔ Lamentation Oneal ➔ John O'Neal: Needs parents
  30. Stella Fay HolyfieldJohn HolyfieldNancy O'Neal ➔ James Oneal ➔ Lamentation Oneal ➔ Sarah Exum: Needs parents
  31. Stella Fay HolyfieldJohn HolyfieldNancy O'Neal ➔ Dicey Carpenter: Needs parents
  32. Stella Fay HolyfieldNancy HumphriesAlexander Humphries: Needs parents proven
  33. Stella Fay HolyfieldNancy HumphriesLucy Day: Needs parents proven

Needs Work

  1. Silas Baker Carr Needs a biography written
  2. Sarah (Weldon) Hill Needs a biography written
  3. Joseph Hill Needs research and narrative

Need Recycling

If you can use one of these profiles instead of creating a new one, please do. Thanks!!




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