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4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities (update)

Ancestry updated my ThruLines again, but decided to use different tree sources for the incorrect suggestions in it (the names and photos are different but they’re the same people as before). Rachel Flood Logan is new, but she’s set in someone’s tree as the mother of Andrew Logan (who is the father of my 2nd-great-grandfather Henry Logan’s enslaver Tyler Logan), so she’s not a match, either.… Read more “4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities (update)”

The search for Henry Logan’s family

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My paternal 2nd-great-grandfather Henry Logan (1837 – ~1920) was born into slavery in Mississippi. Two out of four of the US Census records I’ve found for him say that his parents were born in South Carolina (the 1870 Census doesn’t have columns for the birthplaces of parents unless they were born outside the US and the 1900 Census says they’re from Mississippi).… Read more “The search for Henry Logan’s family”

4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities

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I loaded Ancestry’s ThruLines page recently to see if a particular cousin showed up in it so that I could possibly figure out who her parents and grandparents are since their names are private in her tree.… Read more “4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities”

Breaking through a brick wall 2

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After I was finally able to find the parents of my paternal grandmother’s mother (Fannie Dennis), I quickly hit another brick wall in that line at her mother. According to the earliest record I could find for her mother Mariah (Herod) Dennis (an 1880 US Census record after she was already married), she was born about 1860, which means that she should show up in the 1870 census with her parents.… Read more “Breaking through a brick wall 2”

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