28 June 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Charles Vernon's 2nd Marriage

I had no idea that my Great-Grandfather Charles 'Vernon' Albea had been married twice [see how I found out]. My mom and my aunt were equally surprised. In the end however, my Great-Aunt Ree, Vernon's daughter, did know about the marriage to, as she referred to her, "that Budell woman." Being a true southern lady, Aunt Ree didn't have much nice to say about Alice Budell Hooper, so she didn't say much at all. That's ok, because exactly one week after sending for Vernon and Alice's marriage record, I received it in the mail. Because this document is meant to be folded, the different section are placed oddly when laid flat. I'm going to transcribe the document in a way that makes sense.

No. 3343

State of South Carolina
In the Probate Court


Charles Vernon Albea
Alice Budell Hooper

The law requires that one of these Licenses be
returned by party performing the ceremony to
Guy A. Gullick, Probate Judge, within fifteen days
after the ceremony, the other to be delivered to
contracting parties.



Marriage License
Affidavits to Obtain License



I do solemnly swear that I am legally capacitated to marry; that my full name is Charles Vernon Albea; that my age is 42 years and ___ months; that my place of residence is Greenville, S.C. ; my race is white ; my nationality is American.

SWORN to before me this 15th
day of Sept. A. D., 1946
Hellen D Gullick (L. S.)
(Notary public for South Carolina)
Charles Vernon Albea [Signature]

[Guardianship Portion of License not filled out]



I do solemnly swear that I am legally capacitated to marry; that my full name is Alice Budell Hooper; that my age is 43 years and ___ months; that my place of residence is Greenville, S.C. ; my race is white ; my nationality is American.

SWORN to before me this 15th
day of Sept. A. D., 1946
Hellen D Gullick (L. S.)
(Notary public for South Carolina)
Alice Budell Hooper [Signature]

Marriage License


Whereas, It has ben made to appear to me, GUY A. GULLICK, Judge of Probate for Greenville County, upon oath that Charles Vernon Albea of Greenville, S.C. and Alice Budell Hooper of Greenville, S.C. are legally capacitated to contract matrimony, that their ages are respectively 42 years and ___ months and 43 years and ___ months, that their race is white and their nationality is American.

These are, therefore, to authorize any person qualified to perform marriage ceremonies to perform the marriage ceremony for the persons above named, and for the so doing this shall be sufficient warrant.

Given under my Hand and Seal this 15th day of Sept A.D., 1946
Guy A Gullick [Signature]
Judge of Probate for Greenville County



THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I, Hellen D Gullick did this day perform the marriage ceremony for the within named persons at Greenville South Carolina, this 15th day of Sept A.D., 1946
Hellen D. Gullick
Notary Public, S. C.
(Official capacity and address)
Signature of Contracting Parties
Alice Budell Hooper
Charles Vernon Albea

[Guardianship Portion of License not filled out]


27 June 2010

How I Use Ancestry.com's Member Trees

Often, when genealogists talk about online family trees, they do so with derision. They point out, and rightly so, that a lot of these family trees are full of miss-information that has simply been copied from somewhere else and lack sources. Many folks will simply ignore other family trees when doing their research, but I find this to be very shortsighted.

I've written before about the successes I've had with Ancestry.com's trees and finding photos. I also find that the online trees are a great way to find new sources for my ancestors. Many online trees might contain errors but might also contain links to documents on ancestry or uploaded photos and documents. By using the "shaky leaf" hints, researchers can easily add these items to their own family tree. At the same time, the prior complaints remain the same. Researchers should always use caution before adding any information to their trees, no matter how easy Ancestry.com had made it. There are ways to utilize the information and Ancestry's system without compromising the caliber of your own tree. Here's how I do it:

It all starts with the well advertised "shaking leaf." Although I've criticized the simplicity and, as I see it, misleading aspects, of this system, the leaves are still a good place to start. So, I click on the "Family Trees (1)" link, which will take me to my hints page. I will have to click on "Review Hints" for the families trees again to see the trees that Ancestry.com thinks match my own.

On this page, you'll see the individual from your tree on the right, with each suggested tree on the left. You can review each suggestion to decide if the individual matches your ancestor. If they do, click the checkbox next to the suggestion. This step doesn't change your tree, so don't worry about any "conflicting" highlights that you see. Once you have chosen all the suggestions that match your ancestor,  click the orange button to "review selected tree hints."

On this next page, you'll see a page where all of the information from those other trees has been combined and now wants to connect to your tree. Here's what it looks like:

There's a lot going on in the image above. The most important think to look out for if you want to protect the information in your tree is any information marked "NEW." This only happens when the suggested tree has fields filled in that your tree has empty. This information will automatically be checked and will be added to your tree if you don't do anything. See Sarah Burkhalter for example. With these boxes check, marriage information has been inserted into my tree on the right. However, if you look above Sarah to George and Ann, you can see that I have unchecked the "NEW" information and the field on my tree remain blank. The first thing that I do when looking at this page is to uncheck all "NEW" boxes. I don't want to blindly add this information to my tree. Where did it come from? What are the sources? I have no idea. You can also see that a number of fields are marked "CONFLICTING."  Because I already have information in these fields, I would have to manually mark the boxes to have this changed in my tree.

As I continue down the list of family members, I find a listing for two different Johns:

According to Ancestry.com's system, these are two different sons named John. One is already listed in my tree, while another is not and is marked "NEW." If I selected on the 2nd John's check box, he will be added to my tree as a brand new entry. But I have to be careful here, because these two John's are the same person. The have the same birthday and everything, but for some reason Ancestry wants to keep them separate. I never add new people from this view.

So if I'm not adding information from these trees, what's the point of making these connections? Like I said before, I find this system to be a good way to find new sources, document and photos for my family.  After connecting these trees to my own, I have gained five new hints for my tree. All of the records on their tree, have now been suggested for my own. Perhaps they've been able to find an elusive 1850 census record that I couldn't find because of a strange spelling. Perhaps they've uploaded a document that they received from a local archive. These records will now be suggested to me - and I haven't even visited their family tree.  Again, I cannot take these hints as gospel. I still need to review each hint and decide its validity on my own.

In less than five minutes, Ancestry has helped me collect the records from (in this example) 11 different family trees that reference my ancestors. Instead of having to review each tree individually, I can see their sources all at once. Of course, if these sources prove useful, I should review the tree that it came from, which might contain more information.

Genealogists should utilize all forums of research available to them. If they are cautious, there's a lot of great information to be found.

26 June 2010

And you can find me at...

Every time I see a relative for the first time in a while, I bring up genealogy. Often, I end up writing down my email addresses and multiple web address for them on a scrap of paper. Unsurprisingly, I often don't hear from them - scraps of paper often being unreliable and discarded. So, I needed to find a solution, and I did: Moo.

Moo is a printing company that makes business cards, mini cards, postcards and more. These cards are super easy to make, especially if you already have photos uploaded to flickr, smugmug, facebook, etsy, or bebo. Simply choose the product you want to make, put your photos and contact information into their templates, and you're done. And the prices are extremely reasonable: 100 cards for around $20.

I made the mini cards (100 for $19.99 + shipping). I chose 20 different photos from my genealogy collection, which gave me a wide selection of cards to hand out. I put my name, email address and two websites on the back. Others might choose to put their phone number, twitter or facebook IDs, etc. Here's how mine came out (the photo itself is a little dark, not the cards themselves):

My Moo Cards

25 June 2010

Three Years of Blogging

Today marks three years of writing about my genealogy research on this blog. I've written about a variety of topics, from websites to photographs, from personal opinions to factual stories. Overall, I really feel that by blogging I've helped my research. Not only do I receive advice from readers, but I take part in a great online community full of folks much more knowledgeable than myself. By reading other's blogs, I find I have access to new ideas, as well as old ones that should be revisited. I get to read stories about other people's ancestors who are similar to my own or radically different. I'm able to stay on top of all sorts of new resources that can be found online, as well as learn how to use old resources that have been tucked away in an archive and my never end up online. I can honestly say that without the geneablogging community my research would not be to the point that it is today and would suffer because of it. 

And while I'm learning, I'm expressing myself. My content might not be the best or most interesting out there, but I know I have at least a few readers.  I hope that they enjoy my writings and take back at least a tiny portion of what they give me. Thank you so much for reading my posts and leaving encouraging comments - I appreciate it.

And finally, on my last blogiversary I gave away cake for free. This year you'll have to fight me for it. 

23 June 2010

This is going to take a while...

I've worked out my strategy for working through the estate records I received about my Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Frank Leaphart, that I received yesterday.
  1. I'll scan the records myself. This will require two scans per record and I will stitch them together using Gimp. By scanning them myself, I will save money and will get spend more with each individual document.
  2. As I scan each record, I will read over them and look for valuable information. I'll take notes on anything of interest to save myself time in the future when I go back to find it.
  3. Save the new digital files to my computer and back them up on a flash drive.
  4. Eventually, upload the images to my Flickr account and tag them in a way that will allow other researchers to find them. I'll also highlight the most interesting documents here on my blog.
So far, I've scanned and edited five pages. The fifth page happens to be Frank's will. This document was recorded in May 1864 - perhaps when Frank was heading off to war? The rest of his estate records seem to start in November of 1865 and, given the wording of his will, I don't believe Frank was dying when he wrote this. From this document I have concrete evidence of Frank's middle name, Edwin, and that he referred to his wife as Julia Ann - not Julian or other variations that I've seen. The will was also witnessed by men named Crapps, which was his wife's maiden name.

[Image reproduced from microfilm in South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S. C. Lexington County Estate, Box 17, Pg 3, FR 273-368. Estate File of F. E. Leaphart, E1965.]

Estate Records are Here!

A little while ago I discovered that Lexington County, South Carolina had placed some indices online for marriage and estate records. Listed in the estate record index were documents filed for my Great-Great Grandmother, Ida Leaphart Hyler, her brothers and their father, Frank E Leaphart. Since Frank is one of my brick wall ancestors, I hoped that these records might shed light on his life and ancestry.

I sent a request to the address on the website, requesting information on the records. It turned out that those records were not housed in the county, but were actually at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. I was able to use
their online form to request the documents listed in the index. After a few weeks, I received an invoice for the records that I'd requested. For $76 the SC Archive would send me about 130 pages of records. Although the price was steep, I decided to go ahead and pay.

Today when I arrived home there was a package waiting for me: stacks of 11x17 paper almost two inches thick. My record request had arrived! Given the size of the materials I received, I really feel like I've gotten my money's worth. I've started skimming through the pages and have already discovered a few interesting facts about my ancestors. My Great-grandmother Ida is at times referred to as an infant, as 12 year old girl and "the former Ida Leaphart, now Mrs. Hyler." I can see numerous pages of ledgers, showing where items for the estate were sold (want a quilt for $2.50?) and where money was taken out for the care of Ida and her orphaned siblings. I also now have another document proving who Ida's maternal grandfather was, as she also inherited part of his estate.

I'm looking forward to reviewing these pages over the coming days, as well as sharing the information with others. I have two scanners at home, neither of which is capable of scanning documents of this size. I need to find somewhere to do this - maybe fedex kinko's? Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? Any advice would be appreciated.

[Image reproduced from microfilm in South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S. C. Lexington County Estate, Box 17, Pg 3, FR 273-368. Estate File of F. E. Leaphart, E1965.]

22 June 2010

The Price of Research in The South

It was recently announced that the price of vital records document requests will soon go up here in Georgia - for the second time in a year. All together, the cost of requesting these certificates will have gone up 150%! I thought I would put together a chart to show the different prices throughout the region.

The prices listed below are for records available through each state's vital records office. Not all years may be available at these locations and/or prices. Records that do not fit into the categories listed here are usually available through individual counties. Also, be sure to review each state's policy when "family only" restrictions are listed, as this term varies by state.

(Website Link)
$15; 1908-Present; Family only
$15; 1908-Present; 25 year restriction to family only
$15; 1936-Present
$15; 1950-Present
$12; Feb 1914-Present; Family only
$10; Feb 1914-Present; 50 year restriction to family only
$10; 1917-Present; Family only
$10; 1917-Present; Family only
$9; 1916-Present with limited availability from 1865; Family only with ID
$5; 1917-Present with limited availablility prior; 50 year restriction for COD or for family only
$5; Jun 1927-Present
$5; 1927-Present
$15 now, soon $25; 1919-Present; ID Required & family only
$15 now, soon $25; 1919-Present
$10; 1952-1996
$10; Search Only/No Copies
$6; 1911-Present
$6; 1958-Present
$6; 1958-Present
$15; 1907-Present; 100 year restriction & ID Required
$7; 1957-Present; 100 year restriction & ID Required
$5; 1957-Present; New Orleans Only
No Information
$15; Nov 1912-Present; ID Required & family only or for Genealogists after 100 years
$15; Nov 1912-Present; ID Required & family only or for Genealogist after 50 years
$15; 1926-Jul 1938 & Dec 1941-Present; ID Required & family only or for Genealogists after 100 years
$15; 1926-Jul 1938 & Dec 1942-Present; Search Only/No Copies
$24; 1913-Present; Possible family restrictions
$24; 1930-Present;  Possible family restrictions
$24; 1962-Present
$24; 1958-Present
$12; 1915-Present; ID Required
$12; 1915-Present; ID Required
$12; Jul 1950-Aug 2009
$14; Jul 1962-Dec 2008
$15; 1914-Present
$7; Available for past 50 Years
$15; Available for past 50 Years
$15; Available for past 50 Years
$12; 1853-1896 & Jun 1912-Present; ID Required & family only
$12; 1853-1896 & Jun 1912-Present; ID Required & family only
$12; 1853-Present; ID Required
$12; 1918-Present; ID Required

21 June 2010

Alice Budell Hooper is a Shocker

Lately, I've been seeking out local county government websites in an effort to find new genealogy resources. One that I've found is a Marriage License Record search available from the Greenville County, South Carolina probate court website. When I first found this database, I knew of a few family members that I might find listed, but could only find the marriage record for one of the couples (a Great-Aunt). I've checked back every few months to see if the database would be updated, and today I was rewarded - and surprised.

Mainly, I've been looking for the marriage license record of my grandparents, Roy and Betty (Huyler) Albea. I actually have their original marriage license in my records, but had found it odd that it was not listed in this database. Today I ran a search for 'Albea' and was rewarded with their listing, as well as one for Roy's father - which was an unexpected shock!

Roy's parents, Charles Vernon Albea and Mamie Auline Witt had divorced and lived in separate states. According to the family, Charles Vernon contracted tuberculosis while caring for his sister and died in 1947 in a sanitarium in at the early age of 44. His death certificate supports this information and even lists him as divorced with Auline as his wife. So I was very shocked to find a listing for Charles Vernon and a never heard of woman, Alice Budell Hooper. Who on earth is this woman? No one in the family had ever mentioned a second marriage, let alone this woman's name. I'm going to have to try and research her and send off for the marriage license to discover what this new information means.

16 June 2010

"The Oral History Workshop" by Cynthia Hart with Lisa Sampson

I always keep an eye on the genealogy reference section at the local bookstores for interesting new offerings. A little bit ago, I noticed The Oral History Workshop by Cynthia Hart with Lisa Sampson. As a genealogist, interviews are a great way to obtain family history stories and information, so I've been interesting in this book. Today, I finally decided to buy it and I would recommend it to any genealogist or family historian.

The book is organized into advise and tips for before, during and after the interview. The book includes great tips for preparation, including how to make yourself and your interviewee comfortable, different ways to record the interview and the pros and cons of those techniques, ways to keep the interview ethical, and even tips for self-interviewing. Next up, the book includes a large amount of interview questions for just about any situation. From the generic to the very specific, I found a large number of question ideas that were new to me and made we want to grab my recorder and find someone to interview. Finally, this book will also help you to figure out what to do with all the information that you'll collect, from storage and backup copies to indexing and editing to creating books.

The authors obviously have diverse experience with interviewing and have great tips to share. They've organized the book very well and I especially loved the charts filled with quick reference information, such as "recording 101" and "the terrific twenty [questions]" and "a few of their favorite things." Overall, the book is written in an easy style and great tone that makes the book flow seamlessly.

As someone who has done a good number of interviews with family members, I found that this book still offered a lot of great information to offer. After reading it, I asked my mom a few of the questions and got great responses. I even got some information out of my dad, who is makes an interview like pulling teeth. It turns out that, although the only thing he had to say about his wedding was "We went down to the courthouse and got married," he still remembers the exact outfit that my mom wore (which was not a white dress).  I'm looking forward to trying out more of the tips and interview questions from this book in the future.

This book is available from Amazon.com for $10.36 or from BN.com for $11.07.

Wordless Wednesday

Ruby Albea

12 June 2010

Surname Saturday - Leaphart

The Leaphart branch of my family tree is a pretty short one: only two generations, from father to daughter. My Great-Great Grandmother was Ida Leaphart, born in 1863 in Lexington County, South Carolina. Her parents were Frank E and Julia (Crapps) Leaphart, born in 1836 and 1834 respectively, also in Lexington County.

Lexington County is part of South Carolina's 'Dutch Fork,' the home of many german settlers. The Leaphart name is found most predominately in this same region, as well as in Baveria, Germany. The name doesn't seem very popular outside of these regions, so it's possibly a variation of another name. A likely varation of this name might be Liebhart, which is also found in Bavaria, as well as other parts of Germany and Austria.

I've run into some brick walls researching my Leaphart ancestors. I haven't discovered Frank E Leaphart's parents, nor his death information. I have sent off to the SC Archive for two sets of estate and guardianship records for him and his three children and hope that these records will provide a great deal of information.


Frank E. Leaphart
b. abt 1836, , Lexington, SC
d. bef 1870
& Julia Ann Crapps
b. abt 1834, , Lexington, SC
d. bef 1870
| Wade Leaphart
| b. abt 1855, , Lexington, SC
| d. 12 Nov 1920, , Richmond, SC
| & Maria J. UNKNOWN
| b. abt 1856, SC
| m. abt 1876
| | Albert Frank Leaphart
| | b. 30 Jun 1879, SC
| | & May UNKNOWN
| | b. abt 1891, SC
| | John Wilkes Leaphart
| | b. 15 Mar 1881, SC
| | Mammie W. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1886, SC
| | Julia Bell Leaphart
| | b. abt 1889, SC
| | Thomas G. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1892, SC
| Pierce Leaphart
| b. 8 Dec 1860, SC
| d. 2 Feb 1923, Columbia, Richland, SC
| & Alice E. UNKNOWN
| b. abt 1858, SC
| | Viola E. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1883, SC
| | Daniel D. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1885, SC
| | John T. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1887, SC
| | Joseph Leaphart
| | b. abt 1890, SC
| | Mary E. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1894, SC
| | Julia H. Leaphart
| | b. abt 1897, SC
| | Foster Leaphart
| | b. abt 1901, SC
| Ida Leaphart
| b. 30 May 1863, , Lexington, SC
| d. 26 Jul 1952, Eau Claire, Richland, SC
| & John Willis Hyler
| b. 23 Jun 1861, , Lexington, SC
| d. 11 Apr 1949, , Richland, SC
| m. abt 1883
| | Jesse Carry Hyler
| | b. May 1884, SC
| | d. aft 1952
| | & William Sykes Perry
| | Alicia E Hyler
| | b. Dec 1885, SC
| | Julie Belle Hyler
| | b. 13 Nov 1890, SC
| | d. Jul 1975
| | & Tillman T Kaminer
| | Lee W Hyler
| | b. May 1892, SC
| | Frank Lenard Hyler
| | b. 15 Jan 1894, Gilbert, Lexington, SC
| | & Gladys
| | Lillian Hyler
| | b. 12 Dec 1885, SC
| | d. Dec 1973, SC
|  |  & Unknown Mizell
|  |  Mary E Hyler
|  |  b. Jul 1896, SC
|  |  & Clarence Sharpe
|  |  Eula A Hyler
|  |  b. 1897, SC
|  |  & Unknown Graham
|  |  Mannie B Hyler
|  |  b. May 1899, SC
|  |  & F E Rheinhardt
|  |  Vary Americus Mack Huyler
|  |   b. 2 Apr 1903, Columbia, Richland, SC
|  |   d. 23 Nov 1976, High Point, Guilford, NC
|  |  & Ruby Lee Waters
|  |  Iva Hyler
|  |  b. est 1907, SC

07 June 2010

Amanuensis Monday - John Dorn's Will

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History have placed some great genealogically relevant documents online. One collection that's especially helpful is "Will Transcripts 1782 - 1855." I've found a number of wills for my ancestors, including one for John Dorn Sr, my 6x Great-Grandfather. It is probably the most interesting will that I've found so far and greatly helped my research. Here's the transcription:
Will of
John Dorn

State of South Carolina \
Edgefield District /

In the name of God, amen.
I John Dorn, Sen., of the District & State aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, but weak in body & calling to mind the uncertainty of life & being desirous to dispose of all such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say:
1. I give and bequeath to my children as follows, viz, William B. Dorn, Robert Dorn, John Dorn, Rebecca Smith, Benjamin Dorn, James Dorn, Mary Turner, Densely Dorn & Soloman Dorn, all my estate both real & personal, Equal Share & Share alike, except that portion that shall hereinafter be otherwise disposed of.
2. It is my desire, that immediately after my Death, my Executors cause all my Slaves to be loted out into Nine parcels as nearly Equal as possible, by some three compotent disinterested men, to be chosen by them, and by said three, to be valued to the best of their abilities; and immediately after allottment & valuation, my said children to draw, each one for themselves, one lot or share aforesaid; except my sons Densely & Benjamin, who shall be drawn for by my Executors.
3. I desire that immedaitely after my Death my Executors after giving a reasonable notice, expose all the remainder of my Estate both real & personal, to public sale to the highest bider, on such terms as they may deem expedient.
4. I loan to my wife Sarah Dorn one thousand dollars, with one year provisions, & such house furniture as my ex'rs may think proper; to be held in trust by them, or either of them, for her use and benefit, so long as she may live; and at her Death, any of said funds that may exist, be equally divided between my children aforesaid , or their heirs.
5. After all my Funeral expenses & just Debts be paid, out of the proceeds of the sale of my Estate aforesaid & other funds that I may be in possession of, I desire that my Executors make an equal distribution of all my estate as aforesaid, amongst my children aforesaid their heirs or assigns, taking in consideration the valuation of the different lots of slaves aforesaid.
6. In consideration of the deranged situation of my Sons Benjamin & Densley aforesaid, it is my desire that my son Soloman Dorn take the charge & care of my said son Benjamin first giving a sufficient bond to my son-in-low, Robert M. Smith, binding himself, his heirs and assigns, for the good & faithful Care-taking of my said son Benjamin so long as he shall live; and that Solomon aforesaid, in consideration of saud incumbrance, Shall have and hold for the use of himself & his heirs forever, all the Estate herein bequeathed to the said Benjamin; provided Said Benjamin Shall live more than Fifteen years after my Death; but should the said Benjamin Die before the expiration of fifteen years aforesaid, then the said Solomon Dorn, shall be fully compensated for all the trouble & expense he may necessarily be at in the Care-taking of said Benjamin aforesaid, and the remainder of said Benjamin's estate be equally devided among my children afresaid, their heirs or assigns and that my son-in-law Robert Smith take the charge & care of my said Son Densley Dorn, first giving sufficient bong to my Son Solomon Dorn, binding himself, his heirs & assigns for the good and faithful Care-taking of my said son, Densley Dorn, so long as he shall live, and that Robert Smith aforesaid in consideration of said incombrance shall have and hold for the use and benefit of himself, his heirs and assigns forever, All the Estate herein bequeathed to the son Densley Dorn, provided ----------- the said Densley Dorn Shall continue insane and live over fifteen years From my Death; but provided the said Densley, should at any time during his life be restored to his proper mind, he is to have the control of his estate, by paying said Robert M. A reasonable charge for his trouble in the care taking of him the said Densely aforesaid; but should said Densley, Die before the expiration of the fifteen years from the time of my Death, then the said Robert M. To be fully compensated for all the trouble and expense he may necessarily have been at in the care-taking of the said Densley, and the remainder of his estate aforesaid to be equally devided amongst my children aforesaid, their heirs or assings.
7. I constitute and appoint my sons, Robert Dorn & Solomon Dorn, Executors of this my last Will and Testament, by me so made; Revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal, this third day of Feb. A. D. One thousand eight hundred & forty-six, & of American Independence Seventieth signed, sealed, Published & declared, as & for the last will and Testament of the above named John Dorn, Sen. In the presence of
John Quattabum John Dorn (seal)
John Lendrum
Marchel Cornolly (Note- Four words interlined before assigned)

Recorded in Will Book "D" pages 285-6-7-
June 16, 1846, J. Hill, O.E.D.
Box 54-pkg-2249

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