December 7, 2016

Winnie Reddin Harrison Enumerated In Overton County TN Census of 1840 As Over 100 Years Old

Shaking Those Ancestry Leaves

I was checking ‘shaking leaves’ in Ancestry recently and it lead me to a new census record for 1840 showing my 4th Great Grandfather Elias Harrison (son of James). What was really special about this record was that it also included his mother Winnie Reddin Harrison (not by name mind you) as a member of the household who was age 100 or older! Winny/Winnie is my 5th Great Grandmother through my dad’s Pentecost line.  I do have the original 1840 census record image, but the one posted here in this article is easier to read.

On the Trail of James Harrison’s Revolutionary War Service

Originally, I had tried to go into the DAR through this Harrison line, but they rejected it because my cousins in Missouri who had been admitted to the DAR decades before didn’t provide adequate proof of James Harrison’s Revolutionary War service. So, that means that we later descendants have to dig a little deeper and find that proof. Finding this 1940 census record showing (presumably) Winnie Reddin in Elias Harrison’s household adds to the preponderance of evidence for her and presents one more link in the paper trail.

In addition, I was also able to use Fold3 to download the original documents and testimony of Turner Johnson substantiating the claim of Eli Harrison.

There is a two page transcription of Eli Harrison’s testimony in Overton County set at Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters

Revwarapps@Carolina.Rr.Com. (2016) Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Rosters. Retrieved November 03, 2016, from http://revwarapps.org/

©2016 Carol Wilkerson

Using Repositories In Your Genealogical Research

7+ Websites for Revolutionary War Research

This is my first blog post using the Firefox addon Scribefire so it’s going to be abbreviated, but I wanted to tell you about an excellent article by Gena Philibert-Ortega that lists the Top 7 Websites for Revolutionary War Ancestors, plus one more suggestion from me as a resource.

My source is “ask your genealogy friends”. Sounds simple, but you never know who might have their own books on a topic. This link happens to go to Cyndi’s List which is always an excellent starting point for genealogical research.

 

Revolutionary Voices – A Last Muster Film UPDATE

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In my haste to get my article published about the Revolutionary Voices – A Last Muster Film I neglected to put in a couple links to where you too can donate at Kickstarter.

Donate any amount (minimum of $1) you choose through the Kickstarter site using this link.

Again, my apologies for leaving out the links, but I’m just so excited about this film and getting the word out to kick start it. You can read my previous article here.

You Can Be A Part Of The Revolutionary Voices Film

You Can Be A Part Of The Revolutionary Voices Film

Be A Part Of Preserving United States History!

I’m proud to say I’m a backer participant in the Kickstarter  of Maureen Taylor’s film “Revolutionary Voices” A Last Muster Film. She and Verissima Productions are raising funds to get this film made about Revolutionary era people who lived during the time our country was becoming a nation. I hope you will join me in helping make this historical film possible by contributing what you can to the endeavor. See more about this film by clicking the video below.

My Revolutionary War Era Ancestors 

You may not know it, but the faces you see in these images might be those of someone who was a child during the Revolutionary War era. Why do I say that? Because the people in these tintypes are of a certain age that might have fit that criteria. The tintypes are from my Yates family and my grandfather Will Yates probably inherited them when his own father Jim Yates passed away. They sat in a closet or dresser for many years until I asked for them.

Two men

 

 

 

Yates man

 

 

 

 

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These men listed below are my Revolutionary War Patriots (although I am in the DAR only through one of them*):

 

*Capt. Thomas POINDEXTER

Service:

NORTH CAROLINA    Rank(s): CAPTAIN, CIVIL SERVICE

Birth:

1733    HANOVER CO VIRGINIA

Death:

1-1-1807     SURRY CO NORTH CAROLINA

Service Source:

HAUN, NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL VIII, PART 6, P 800; CLARK, STATE RECS OF NC, VOL 22, PP 502,505

Service Description:

1) CAPT, PAID FOR SERVICES
2) SHERIFF, JUROR, 1777

 

 

BAILEY, ELISHA

Service:

VIRGINIA    Rank: PRIVATE

Birth:

11-20-1763    VIRGINIA

Death:

11-30-1841     ADAIR CO KENTUCKY

Pension Number:

S*W8344

Service Description:

1) CAPTS. BARNETT & LEAK, COL. CAMPBELL

Residence 1) County: ALBEMARLE CO – State: VIRGINIA

Spouse: 1)Hannah Gay

 

 

Richard Osgathorpe – Not yet recognized for Rev War Service (I have his pay voucher though).

Served from North Carolina

 

 

 

 

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