Dear Mr. Matthews:
While I know I should not have imposed on your tme, I do thank you for your message and the helful information provided. Good luck with your brick walls. Earl in IL
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Date: 8 Aug 2003 16:16:02 -0000
Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Digest Number 666
------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~--><br>Buy Ink Cartridges or Refill Kits for Your HP, Epson, Canon or Lexmark<br>Printer at Myinks.com. Free s/h on orders $50 or more to the US & Canada. http://www.c1tracking.com/l.asp?cid=5511<br>http://us.click.yahoo.com/l.m7sD/LIdGAA/qnsNAA/FvNolB/TM<br>---------------------------------------------------------------------~-><br><br>There are 2 messages in this issue.<br><br>Topics in this digest:<br><br> 1. RE: Digest Number 663<br> From: "Richard Matthews" <prm@...><br> 2. Re: Maps<br> From: KLinge6131@...<br><br><br>________________________________________________________________________<br>________________________________________________________________________<br><br>Message: 1<br> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 11:12:44 -0500<br> From: "Richard Matthews" <prm@...><br>Subject: RE: Digest Number 663<br><br>Thanks for your compliment Earl, but let me assure you that many people in<br>our area know much more about the former inhabitants of Jackson County than<br>I do. What I know I have learned in trying to solve my own brick wall,<br>Walker Mathis, b. 1789 Ga m. Luvina Isbell. By following birth places and<br>birth dates and relating that information to historical time lines and<br>migration patterns I have learned some about why and when our ancestors did<br>what they did, but there are so many exceptions to those rules that to try<br>to place a specific individual into known trends is many times misleading.<br><br>In a prior post you stated that Lucinda was listed as being 57 or 37 years<br>old on the 1850 census. Since she had a 26 years old son, Thomas listed, one<br>would assume she was 57 at that time meaning she was born 1793, possibly in<br>Georgia. If one looks back at a 1793 Georgia map, one will find that almost<br>all of the white settlement was around Savannah and near the Savannah River<br>north and east of the City of Savannah. So there is a good possibly your<br>Lucinda was born in that area. But since you do not know her maiden name,<br>that is probably a dead end. Being a widow, she was listed as head of the<br>household, you need to find the given name of her husband. Since the first<br>sons name was Thomas, it is a good bet his Fathers name was also Thomas. At<br>least that might give you a good starting point. Try doing a google search<br>for "Thomas Dent, Lucinda Dent". Many online listing will pop up, maybe one<br>of them will give you some information you need.<br><br>I do find that the Dents were late comers to our area. There is not a single<br>land grant to a Dent in our county records. For that matter, they seem to<br>not be wide spread at all in the US even in the mid 1800's. This<br>information is available at http://www.hamrick.com/names/. This may make<br>your search a bit easier than a sir name that is overly common. Immigration<br>records of the Dent name could be a help.<br><br>I would like to make one other point. As good as the Internet is, about<br>helping with genealogy, it is still necessary to dig into library and<br>government records to solve the tough genealogy questions. Many, many files<br>have not yet been put on line. Also some of the online information cannot be<br>trusted to be accurate and written records should be found to verify some of<br>that information.<br><br>Good luck with your search, I'm sorry to say I cannot help you much, other<br>than the few suggestions I have given. I still have too many brick walls of<br>my own to try to solve.<br><br>Bests,<br><br>Richard<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From: Redzbarn@... [mailto:Redzbarn@...] <br>Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 6:30 PM<br>To: email@example.com<br>Subject: RE: [jacksongenealogy] Digest Number 663<br><br><br><br>Richard:<br><br>Much impressed with your comments inre the early settlers of Jackson Co. I<br>have been advised by several others that no one knows more about generations<br>of people who have lived or are living in the area. So I turn to you
to ask<br>for help with getting back through my "brick wall" I have not been able to<br>discover anything concerning the ancestry of the Lucinda Dents etal listed<br>in the 1850 Census of Dist. 19, Jackson Co. The "cousins" on the Dent List<br>have provided reams of data on the Maryland, Virginia and NC Dent families<br>but none appear to hook up with my Dents who must have migrated to Alabama<br>through Georgia before settling in So. IL in the 1850-60 decade. Once in IL<br>they produced prominent educators, medical doctors, lawyers and judges , a<br>fact that would indicate they must have developed out of a fairly good gene<br>pool. <br><br>I shall be most appreciative of your good efforts on my behalf and willing<br>to remunerate you for any reasonable expense incurred.<br><br> Earl Redzbarn@...<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]<br><br><br><br>________________________________________________________________________<br>________________________________________________________________________<br><br>Message: 2<br> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:59:41 EDT<br> From: KLinge6131@...<br>Subject: Re: Maps<br><br>Clay, Want to thank you so much for the information you send forth. I enjoyed <br>the Land Patents. Gullat Cuz by marriage, K. Lingenfelter<br><br><br>________________________________________________________________________<br>________________________________________________________________________<br><br><br><br>Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ <br><br><br>
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