My 2nd great grandmother, Sarah A. (TAGUE) VAN DUYN died of a stroke (cerebral hemorrhage) in Greensboro Township, Henry County, Indiana, on Valentine’s Day of 1935. She was 79 years, 9 months, and 15 days old. Continue reading
This is one of a group of articles tagged “The Massa Theory”. It analyzes two statements from “The End of the Trail: The Saga of the ‘Coon’ Indian Heritage,” by Bill and Jane Wilson, and Mary M. Van Duyn Overton, 3 February 1997.
You will find some articles on the blog Coon Genealogy, with some duplication on this blog.
In this article, I will be analyzing two statements that are presented as fact Continue reading
These are images that I have of my ancestors. Without these, I would not know their features. I do not know their voices Continue reading
Isaac VAN DUYN was born on 15 May 1822 in Ohio.1,2 Many undocumented family trees say he was born in Belmont County, Ohio, although I have yet to find credible evidence of this. Some trees say his parents are Isaac and Anna (DAVIS) VAN DUYN. I have no credible evidence of this yet, either. Continue reading
Find A Grave as a Source – Or, Where is Cousin Ed?
Find A Grave can be helpful. It can also be a genealogist’s nightmare. It is a misused and misunderstood website. Like gravestones themselves, Find A Grave memorials are only as good as the information provided to or by the memorial maker. But Find A Grave can be much worse. Continue reading