Finding the Parents of Elizabeth Walker Allen

My Walker and Allen families in Baltimore, Maryland have been a mystery to everyone. Isaac Allen and Elizabeth Walker marry on December 31, 1834 in the First Methodist Church in Baltimore (aka "Lovely Lane Church.") They are my third great-grandparents. I did find the parents of Isaac Allen eventually, and I'll write more about him … Continue reading Finding the Parents of Elizabeth Walker Allen

Who Are the Parents of Mary Johnson of Vermillion County, Indiana?

I started on a journey to map every Hendricks, Hendrix, Hendrickson and Hendrixson in Kentucky from 1780-1840 to make sure I knew who everyone was, and which families they belonged to. Along the path, I stumbled across a Polly Hendrixon who married Isaac Johnston in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1816. This immediately captured my attention: … Continue reading Who Are the Parents of Mary Johnson of Vermillion County, Indiana?

Unparented Hendrickson Children: Richard, John, Alexander, and Mary.

There are four Hendrickson children in the Indiana area at the time that John and Sarah Hardin Hendrickson are there. I call them "unparented" because no one seemed to know who their parents were, and there were no existing records to prove parentage. They are: Richard Hendrickson who marries Margaret McKibbens (1831 Bartholomew County, Indiana) … Continue reading Unparented Hendrickson Children: Richard, John, Alexander, and Mary.

Philip Levin Webster of Prince George’s County, Maryland and his descendants

In 1882, some of the Webster descendants filed a case against the owners of the White Tavern and land in Prince George's County, Maryland. They alleged that one Webster descendant of Philip Levin Webster wrongly sold the property, when the other descendants should have benefited from that transaction. The case names the descendants of Philip … Continue reading Philip Levin Webster of Prince George’s County, Maryland and his descendants

Two William Neales: Nancy Bryan and Anne “Nancy” Davis

There's been a big mystery and some mistakes about the two William Neale's who marry in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1799 and 1800. Originally, people combined these two men into one man, assuming his first wife died early in their marriage and then he remarried. But looking at the tax and probate records in Bourbon … Continue reading Two William Neales: Nancy Bryan and Anne “Nancy” Davis

Why Separate Hendrickson and Eve Citth Are the Wrong Names

We need to dispell this myth: there is no Separate Hendrickson married to an Eve Citth. Let me explain how the mistake got made...and then got replicated all over the internet. How John Hendrickson became Separate Hendrickson We know Simeon Hendrickson's grandmother's name is Eve, because he says so in his Mormon (LDS) 1841 "baptisms … Continue reading Why Separate Hendrickson and Eve Citth Are the Wrong Names