I've transcribed another letter from Edith West Harris to her brother Paschal West and his wife Rebecca Westray West here. At the time, Edith had been abandoned by her husband, Zachariah T Harris and was living "at home" with her parents, Georgie and Jennet West. Paschal and Rebecca were living in Yell County, Arkansas after … Continue reading Letter from Edith Harris West to Paschal West, April 1888
Tag: Forsyth County GA
[(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”
When you see this... And then you see this... And realize there was once a company with some line on an order form somewhere asking: Aha, you want to buy a marriage registry book for your county? How about a nice volume for "Colored" marriages? (The Times-Recorder is Americus, Georgia's newspaper to this day.) The … Continue reading [(Almost) Wordless Wednesday] Forsyth County Georgia Marriage Book G “Colored”
I’ve Located Letters from my 4th Great-Grandparents!
Thanks to my long lost Arkansas cousin, Ron West, whom I located through FamilyTreenDNA.com, I have just read 5 letters written from relatives in the family of my 4th great-grandfather, George W. West (abt. 1819-1895). One letter was even penned by my 4th great-grandmother, Jennet Cowen West, herself. If I can stop bawling my eyes … Continue reading I’ve Located Letters from my 4th Great-Grandparents!
George W. West, b. abt. 1818 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?
I have a family mystery. (Unlike every other genealogist out there, right?) I'm looking for the record that proves the parentage of George W. West. Read on for more about my West Connection or click here to get straight to the Mystery of George W. West's Parentage. Who was George W. West? GEORGE W. WEST … Continue reading George W. West, b. abt. 1818 in Spartanburg, SC – Who’s Your Daddy?