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  • Edith Cox
    FYI: The 1890 census records for most of the nation are unavailable due to a fire at the census storage facility. Edith ... From: Carol Singh
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      FYI: The 1890 census records for most of the nation are unavailable due to a
      fire at the census storage facility.
      Edith

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
      To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 5:37 PM
      Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Census availability


      > Dear Larry, I have been searching for my great
      > grandfather William McGowan. My great grandmother
      > Jacky Ann McGowan (daughter of Lemuel McGowan, Sr. and
      > Perlina "Paulina" Moore McGowan)had a daughter Jenny
      > Secession McGowan who, according to the 1880 census
      > was born in 1879. I do not know whose son my great
      > grandfather William McGowan was since there were four
      > William McGowan cousins of Jacky Ann who could have
      > been the father of her daughter. My mother, Clyde Rae
      > Worthington daughter of Jenny S. McGowan and Alfred
      > Worthington(1871) said that Jacky Ann and William
      > never married because he was killed while hunting on
      > Christmas Eve before Jenny was born (birth 7 March
      > 1879). Jacky, of course, was already pregnant though
      > apparently she had told none of the family because she
      > and William were planning a January wedding. Jacky Ann
      > McGowan died in June 1925; the birth certificate
      > filled out by her son-in-law Alfred Worthington with
      > whom she had made her home listed her as "75 year-old
      > widow." The courthouse in Greenville has no marriage
      > record for Jacky Ann McGowan. Of course, I am not sure
      > they began keeping them that far back. In addition,
      > most of my closest kin married in Kinston, my mother
      > included, so the Greenville courthouse would not
      > necessarily have had the records anyway. Jenny McGowan
      > died in 1934; Grandpa Alfred Worthington filled out
      > her death certificate also. He gives her name as Jenny
      > Baker--why I do not know because he certainly knew
      > that Jenny's mother was cousin of his own mother, who
      > was also a McGowan! What interests me is that during
      > all the years of our growing up, Mama called Sarah
      > Frances McGowan (our great grandmother from Mama's
      > maternal line) "Aunt Sarah." Sarah Frances had a
      > brother William McGowan; if he were the father of
      > little Jenny, then Sarah Frances would be our great
      > aunt. I never learned until a few years ago when I
      > attended my first Worthington Family Reunion in
      > Greenville that Sarah Frances was my grandfather
      > Alfred Worthington's mother and was therefore my great
      > grandmother. I can figure no other way that Sarah
      > Frances could be my great aunt without her brother's
      > being my great grandfather. Maybe I am missing
      > something since I am still a relative new-comer to
      > this research. Additionally, Mama, Uncle Mark, and
      > Uncle Poe are all dead and cannot fill in the gaps for
      > me. Mama had pictures of her mother Jenny and of Sarah
      > Frances and of Jacky Ann; she specifically referred to
      > Sarah Frances as Aunt Sarah and Jacky Ann as
      > grandmother. I simply assumed in my childhood that
      > Sarah Frances was the sister either of Grandpa Alfred
      > or of Jacky Ann. Imagine my shock upon learning after
      > all these years that I did not even know the identity
      > of my great grandmother! Mama was 12 years old when
      > Jacky Ann McGowan died, and Mama spoke often of her
      > and the things she did. Mama's older brother, my uncle
      > Mark Howard Worthington, told me that Grandma Jacky
      > and her William did marry. I understood him to say
      > that this William was named William George. However, I
      > have never found any William McGowan who died in a
      > hunting accident in 1788. Further, one of our group
      > wrote me Latter Day Saints records show W. K. McGowan
      > as the spouse of Jacky Ann McGowan--this was William
      > Kinsey McGowan of whom Mama often spoke with great
      > affection and admiration without ever saying he was
      > her grandfather. This fact makes me think that he was
      > not, or that if he was, she was never made aware of
      > it. The 1880 census shows Jacky Ann McGowan still in
      > the household of her parents Lemuel Sr. and Perlina
      > McGowan; also in the household is one-year-old Jenny,
      > listed as granddaughter. I understand that 1890 census
      > records for Pitt are not available because of a
      > courthouse fire. I have not seen the 1890 census or
      > the 1910 census. Jenny McGowan married Alfred
      > Worthington in January 1909. I do not know if Jacky
      > Ann came to live with them at that point or later or
      > where Jacky and Jenny were living prior to 1909. I am
      > still puzzled the information Grandpa Alfred
      > Worthington gave on Grandma Jenny's death certificate;
      > since her mother had lived in his household, he
      > certainly knew that his wife's maiden name was NOT
      > Baker. In fact, John Baker was her former husband.
      > Before that, she was married to Anderson. On her
      > marriage certificate, William McGowan is listed as her
      > father and Jacky Ann McGowan as her mother. However,
      > no middle name is given for William McGowan. If you,
      > or anyone you know can solve this mystery for me, I
      > will be eternally grateful. I know that I have written
      > volumes, and perhaps I've been disorganized or even
      > redundant, but I did not want to leave out anything
      > that might provide a clue to the answer. Later, Carol
      > --- Larry Ruff <lruff@...> wrote:
      >
      >> Just tell me what you need. Be glad to help.
      >> Larry
      >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
      >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      >> Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 1:45 PM
      >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Census availability
      >>
      >>
      >> > Dear Larry, I'm in the same boat as Edith. Please
      >> help
      >> > me, too. I know that I can access these at the
      >> State
      >> > of Virginia Library here in downtown Richmond, but
      >> I
      >> > would be interested in having my own copies or in
      >> > being able to access these on the web. The Pitt
      >> County
      >> > Family Researchers has census records through
      >> 1850,
      >> > and I have gained volumes of information from
      >> these.
      >> > However, later census records have never been
      >> placed
      >> > online at that site. Beyond 1850, if it had not
      >> been
      >> > for the generosity of fellow group members like
      >> you, I
      >> > would have only unanswered questions about many of
      >> my
      >> > ancestors. I'd appreciate any help you can give.
      >> > Later, Carol
      >> > --- Larry Ruff <lruff@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> >> I can help you with the 1860,70,80.
      >> >> Larry Gray Ruff
      >> >> ----- Original Message -----
      >> >> From: "Edith Cox" <edieanne@...>
      >> >> To: "Pitt genealogy list"
      >> >> <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      >> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 7:33 PM
      >> >> Subject: [genpcncfir] Census availability
      >> >>
      >> >>
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Are the Pitt Census abstracts available in
      >> print?
      >> >> The 1850 census is on
      >> >> > line but where can I purchase the 1860 and
      >> later
      >> >> ones?
      >> >> > Thanks for any help.
      >> >> > Edith Cox
      >> >> >
      >> >> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      >> >> removed]
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> >
      >> >> > Pitt County Historical Society:
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      >> >>
      >> >
      >>
      > http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/pitt/VolumeIIChronicles.htm
      >> >> >
      >> >> > RePrint of 1982 Chronicles of Pitt Co Order
      >> Form,
      >> >> limited supply:
      >> >> >
      >> >>
      >> >
      >>
      > http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/pitt/Chronicles%20Flyer%20Feb03.htm
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      > http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/pitt/VolumeIIChronicles.htm
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      >> > RePrint of 1982 Chronicles of Pitt Co Order Form,
      >> limited supply:
      >> >
      >>
      > http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nc/county/pitt/Chronicles%20Flyer%20Feb03.htm
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      >> join our dynamic group
      >> > if you are interested in genealogy discussion and
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      >> > Eastern and Coastal North Carolina counties.
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      > RePrint of 1982 Chronicles of Pitt Co Order Form, limited supply:
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      >
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      >
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