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americanancestry11
americanancestry11
 
 
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Barteau / Valentine Wedding Invitation
Barteau / Valentine Wedding Invitation
Status: Located; Wedding invitation for Sadie Barteau & JL Valentine 
 
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Byrne-Drennan Marriage
Byrne-Drennan Marriage
 
 
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Charles-Cook-Passport-Application
Charles-Cook-Passport-Application
 
 
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Citation91
Citation91
Draft Registration - Alvin Dryden Ebi 
 
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Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
Status: Located; May 1966
"Santa Cruz Old Timers Going Out of Business"
One of Santa Cruz's oldest business firms, Byrne Brothers Hardware, is closing out its books after more than 70 years of continuous operations, it was announced yesterday.
John Byrne and Roy Mayfield, partners in the store since 1930, said details of the close-out sale will be announced Thursday.
Byrne Brothers was established in 1894, when two Michigan brothers, George G. and Walter C. Byrne, arrived in Santa Cruz and bought a tinsmith and woodstore. The original location was on Pacific avenue near the present site of Santa Cruz Savings and Loan.
The business prospered, and in 1905 the firm was moved up the street to its present location at 1531 Pacific ave - 16 Pacific ave in those days. The firm included not only hardware sales, but a plumbing and sheet metal department. The shops behind the store, finally disappeared in 1958, when a city parking lot took over the land.
Mayfield, a native of Tennessee, has been with Byrne Brother for all his business life, joining the firm in 1916. He and John Byrne bought an interest in the company in 1930, buying out the share of George Byrne. The partners in 1930 were Mayfield, Byrne, and John's father, Walter Byrne, one of the founders. An active partner was Helen Byrne, widow of the other founder, George G. Byrne.
For more than 50 years, the store has provided free scales for friends and customers dropping in. An old-style beam platform scale was first used, the sort with sliding weights. Later the Toledo dial scales were installed still in use, regularly tested and sealed for accuracy.
Byrne said neither he nor Mayfield has made plans beyond the closing sale. Once the stock is sold out, they hope to sell the building and site, he said.
Another old-timer about the store is a pickup truck which Byrne described as "of this generation" -- a 1939 truck with the original paint and lettering on it. The truck is still in regular use. 
 
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Cloyd Valentine & Minnie Packard wedding announcement.
Cloyd Valentine & Minnie Packard wedding announcement.
Status: Located;  
 
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Cook Letter 02-01-1871
Cook Letter 02-01-1871
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding the death of Cook's wife, Sarah Maria (Barteau):

Tuxpan Mexico
February 1st 1871

Dear Brother William

It is with a sorrowful heart I write these few lines to you. When I was on to New York last summer I little thought I should meet with the loss I have met with so soon after my return home. When I arrived home I found Sarah and the Babe both sick and I thought the baby was dangerous but had no idea that Sarah was. In a day or two after I got home Sarah got up around the house and I thought was getting quite well again, so she helped to move the furniture to the vessel and was very anxious to get away and get settled out here. Three days after we left Galveston she was taken with a hemorrhage from the lung and the next day she had four hemorrhages and the next day one so she had six hemorrhages in three days. From that she commenced failing after we got ashore she had inward inflammation set in and it settled in the bladder for about four days. She suffered dreadfully from the inflammation of the bladder which I suppose was the cause of her death. She died on the morning of the 10th of January at 3 o'clock. I had not the least idea that her lungs were affected as the doctors all said that it was bronchitis and not the lungs and I did not feel the least alarm about her until she commenced spitting blood. It was very sudden to us all. She was sick two weeks after she had her first hemorrhage.

Give my love to all of the children and tell them to write to Cecilla. She will keep house for me and keep the children all together which was their mother's request.

I will bid you good bye for this time.

From your Brother,
Charles R Cook 
 
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Cook Letter 05-13-1866
Cook Letter 05-13-1866
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau regarding a minor debt payment owed by Barteau:

San Luis Pass
May 13th / 66

Dear Brother William

I will now with a few lines in acknowledgement of yours that I rec'd on the first of this month. I did not have time to answer it before I left town so I will write now as I have a chance to send this to mail. I was glad to hear that you rec'd the trunk all right. Sarah can tell you more of the particulars about things than I can which I presume she has done as this as she has written to you once or twice since she sent the trunk. I received a letter from Smith Dayton acknowledging the receipt of the money and I wrote to him in case that he should come out early in the fall to draw the remainder of the money from you and bring it to me. I did not give him a draft or order but wrote him to give you a receipt of it in my name. So if he calls on you for it and you have it to spare you can let him have it. I think it likely he may want it to use himself before he gets ready to start out here which I am perfectly willing to in case you can spare it as well as not, for I am a little interested in that vessel with Smith and if he uses the money there it will be the ?? that I shall have to pay when he gets out there.

Sarah is quite complaining just now and has been for some two or three weeks. Cecilla and Charlie are well. We are all on a sand hill roosting on the lookout for some poor being to come along with a cargo to smuggle in which case I am in hopes to make something for if the cargo is worth anything I shall, for I get 1/4 of the value besides my yearly salary. Give my love to the children and tell them that I will try to come and see them a year from this summer if nothing happens and I can get away from here. If I stay keep(?) the situation I am in now I expect it will be hard to get a leave of absence long enough to come on without resigning, and that I don't care to do unless I am sure of doing better. You must write whenever you can take time enough and make it convenient for we are mighty glad to get a letter from home if there is only three lines in it. We have no news here to write for we never see any one or hear anything except in a paper, and it is only when I go to town that we get any of them. I will close for this time from yours,

Fraternally & Sincerely, your Brother
C. R. Cook 
 
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Fernald Island001
Fernald Island001
1702 map of Thomas Fernald’s Island (aka Puddington’s Island, Lay Claim Island, Dennett’s Island), later the site of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The land appears to be subdivided amongst his children:

Mr. Pray -- Married to Mary Fernald
Mr. Kelly -- Married to Joanna Fernald
Mr. Atkins -- Married to Patience Fernald
Mr. Henderson -- Married to Sarah Fernald
Samuel Fernald
Hercules Fernald
Mr. Eastwick -- Married to Elizabeth Fernald 
 
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Fernald's Island (aka Puddington's, Lay Claim, and Dennett's Island) circa 1702
Fernald's Island (aka Puddington's, Lay Claim, and Dennett's Island) circa 1702
1702 map of Thomas Fernalds Island (aka Puddingtons Island, Lay Claim Island, Dennetts Island), later the site of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The land appears to be subdivided amongst his children:

Mr. Pray -- Married to Mary Fernald
Mr. Kelly -- Married to Joanna Fernald
Mr. Atkins -- Married to Patience Fernald
Mr. Henderson -- Married to Sarah Fernald
Samuel Fernald
Hercules Fernald
Mr. Eastwick -- Married to Elizabeth Fernald 
 
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Franklin Waters Death Notice
Franklin Waters Death Notice
 
 
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Garrett Rue Court Record 1887
Garrett Rue Court Record 1887
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Estate-Auction
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
Hancock-IL-1855-Francis-Brown-Probate-Journal
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
 
 
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Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
Hancock-IL-1911-Charles-Austin-Death-Cert-and-Will
 
 
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Henry Dryden Phoebe Mankin wedding license
Henry Dryden Phoebe Mankin wedding license
 
 
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Henry Dryden Sadie Stice Wedding License
Henry Dryden Sadie Stice Wedding License
 
 
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henry-kloman-letter-1918
henry-kloman-letter-1918
(added note at top) No! I didn't have any trouble about baggage coming over & have not done any more of the fool tricks I did.

Mobile Hospital #1
Dec 10, 1918

My dear Edna:

I expect you think I am mean not to have written for so long but I expect Nell has kept you occasionally posted as in several of her letters she has said 'I have written to Edna'. I received your very interesting letter of Sept 22nd after I left Beauvais & joined this outfit & life has been as strenuous & such a rush since that I didn't even attempt to write any personal letters except to Nell.

I wish I could write you a long letter and tell you the many things I have seen & experiences I have been through but can only send a short one this time for while we are not busy just at this time yet conditions of living make it difficult to write. I am in my tent with one candle for light and my ever ready knee is my usual writing table. I saw much of interest around Montdidier when I had headquarters at Beauvais but it was quiet there compared to what it has been here. About Oct 1st I had a wire to report to Paris immediately & on arrival there was assigned to Mobile Hospital #1 & told to take train to Bar le Duc & find the outfit from there. I expected to be several days finding it as it was just back of the fighting front at Verdun but located it & arrived bag & baggage that night, a very fortunate & thankful man.

Mobile #1 is entirely in tents & moves with the battle front & receives only the worst wounded cases which cannot be moved back further. When there was a drive or there would be a constant stream day & night, we would operate & as soon as possible pass them on back to an evacuation hospital, the last month of the war we operated 1077 cases & I had 227 burials. This will give you some idea. We were & are yet constantly in wind & rain. We wade in mud, sleep in mud, eat in mud. There is no escape. We were always within range of the enemy guns & frequently shelled & bombed but our work went quietly and incessantly on regardless of days or inconvenience, our brave boys were coming back in need & the Drs & nurses stuck to their job as long as there was the need.

I was in Verdun one day while it was being shelled & one of the big fellows broke right over my head. I heard the whine but before I could think to duck it had exploded & the shrapnell was pattering down around me but my name wasn't on it & it didn't touch me. Two days after we moved from that location it was shelled & the outfit that followed us there had a number of their personnel killed & wounded, we were very fortunate to get through with out any casualties.

Mail was just brought in and I drew from your letters, two from Nell, Nov 10th the last & one from a poor little woman in Austin, Texas, the wife of a Capt. Moore whose husband I buried Oct 16th & I wrote her, it was her only notice & her letter is just heart breaking. We were at the foot of Dead Man's Hill & the famous Hill 304 when the end came. That is a desolate and God forsaken country. I never saw a place so torn up. We later moved up near Dun & as I went over the battle field we saw most awful sights, many of our own boys, as well as Coche(? illegible), were lying unburied where they had fallen two & three weeks before, some bodies only in part & no possible way of identification. I buried all we found.

We are now near what was the town of Varennes, a railhead, awaiting orders to entrain for Germany. It is raining hard. I just looked at my bed & found a nice puddle of water on my pillow & elsewhere & have moved to what I hope may be free from deluge.

I am well and feeling fine & notwithstanding inconveniences am glad to be at the front as long as I have to be over here. Did Tom get over? Love to all. Don't know when I'll get home. Hope to see you in NY when I come. Am delighted to hear if you can find time to write. Tell Val to work hard at school & see how much he will know when I see him next.

Affectionately,
Harry 
 
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Ian Trapnell Brown Birth Announcement
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
 
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John Bartow
John Bartow
Confirmation from John Bartow that his brother, Francis Bartow, has repaid the $1 owed in January, 1825 (this would have been about $25 in 2012 dollars).

From the collection of Edna Valentine Trapnell Bruce.
 
 
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John D Byrne - Vivian Irene Ebi wedding announcment
John D Byrne - Vivian Irene Ebi wedding announcment
Status: Located; Santa Cruz Sentinel Social column 
 
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John Macky History
John Macky History
 
 
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Joseph Trapnell III business card
Joseph Trapnell III business card
Joseph Trapnell
Co. G 7th VA. Cav. Ashby's Brig
Co D 1st MD. Cav. Paynes' Brig

Jefferson County Camp
U.C.V.

Charles Town, W. VA. 
 
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Joseph Trapnell III card
Joseph Trapnell III card
Mr. Joseph Trapnell
Charlestown, W. Va. 
 
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Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
Aug 4, 1910

My dear Tom,

When I reached my office about noon today, I found yours of yesterday announcing the birth of your son. It was a great relief, for we, especially Mamma, have felt not a little anxiety on account of the long delay. We unite most heartily with you in returning Thanks to our Father in Heaven and prayers that all may continue well with the trio.

I am not well enough to write you at length but, no doubt, Mamma, when she has read your letter will write Edna our congratulations in extenso.

I think your baby is about, or fully, up the average so fars as averdupois is concerned and, as for looks, I believe a newly born infant is, to a a man's eyes, the most disappointing production in natural history. Fortunately they develop rapidly and in, say 30 days, you will hardly credit the statement that it is the same individual.

I am glad to know that Mother and child are doing well and since Edna wanted a boy (which I concur in) that she has it.

My best love and warmest wishes for all hands. Meanwhile keep us posted if you can. As ever,

Yours A f'ly
Joseph Trapnell 
 
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JosephBrownPassport1919
JosephBrownPassport1919
 
 
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Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, March 6 1866
Letter from Charles Cook to William Barteau, March 6 1866
 
 
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Lewis Valentine Family Record
Lewis Valentine Family Record
Status: Located; Family record page from the bible of Lewis Valentine (1765-1846). Click on any individual for more information. 
 
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Logan Serles West Point Graduation
Logan Serles West Point Graduation
NY Times Article from June 12, 1915, listing West Point graduating class members. 
 
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Logan W Serles California State Board of Pharmacy certificate
Logan W Serles California State Board of Pharmacy certificate
 
 
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oldkitteryherfam00staciala
oldkitteryherfam00staciala
 
 
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Q V R Serles Olive E Rue Wedding License
Q V R Serles Olive E Rue Wedding License
 
 
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Rebecca Holmes White 1863 dance card (side 1)
Rebecca Holmes White 1863 dance card (side 1)
 
 
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Rebecca Holmes White 1863 dance card (side 2)
Rebecca Holmes White 1863 dance card (side 2)
 
 
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Rebecca Trapnell Funeral
Rebecca Trapnell Funeral
Letter from Frederica Holmes Trapnell to Edna Valentine Trapnell about Rebecca Trapnell's funeral (see source #S514 for full transcript) 
 
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Richard Trapnell Letter  to Edna Valentine Trapnell 25 Sep 1914
Richard Trapnell Letter to Edna Valentine Trapnell 25 Sep 1914
Point of Rocks MD, 9/25/1914

Mrs. Thos. T. Trapnell

My dear Niece Edna,

I wish to assure most positively that it was a pleasure for Thos' Uncle Dick to accord his wife all the information I gave him. It was no trouble at all as I have the most of in stored in my brain and the flow of the pen brings not as rapid a memory. The close of my letters usually indicate the same when I am in a hurry to keep up. I don't quite recall did I send you a booklet of The Course Psaxxx(?) of Holy Trinity Church this place. If not I'd like for you to possess it & I'd like to know xx xx Mr. Cxx's find. I have given a Memorial Altar Cross to the Church here...the...made by Gosham of yr city. The inscription upon it is To The Glory of God and in Memory of John Tropenell who suffered death at the stake for the denial of the Roman Dogma of Transubstantiation at Bradford on Avon Wiltshire England. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church 1518. This I may have told you in my letter. My great Grandfather was John also and so is or was the one Mr. Cope speaks of John, & Tom has a brother John. It's all a delightful endeavor to me. I understand that Ben Trapnell has some of the Trapnell plate with the coat of arms. I'd like to know if it's so where he picked up in England. There is at Statesboro GA a Firm Trapnell Mitchell & Co. Ladies ready to wear Goods Gents & Boys Furnishings Dry Goods, Notions & Shoes. B.A. Trapnell write him but don't mention yr informant & let me know results.

Faithfully Yr Uncle R.W. Trapnell 
 
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Robert Don - Minnie Rue Marriage License
Robert Don - Minnie Rue Marriage License
 
 
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Salute to Tom Trapnell
Salute to Tom Trapnell
Status: Located; March, 1943 Esquire article on Thomas John Hall Trapnell 
 
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Sarah Maria Barteau Cook Letter to William Barteau, Feb 3 1867
Sarah Maria Barteau Cook Letter to William Barteau, Feb 3 1867
 
 
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Sarah Maria Barteau letter to William Barteau, Feb 22 1866
Sarah Maria Barteau letter to William Barteau, Feb 22 1866
 
 
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Sarah Rue legal summons to Garrett Rue
Sarah Rue legal summons to Garrett Rue
 
 
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Sarah Trapnell / John Byrne Wedding Announcement
Sarah Trapnell / John Byrne Wedding Announcement
Status: Located; Feb 24, 1957 Santa Cruz Sentinel wedding announcement for marriage of John Byrne and Sarah Trapnell 
 
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Serles-McMahon marriage license 1886
Serles-McMahon marriage license 1886
 
 
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Serles-McMahon marriage license side note
Serles-McMahon marriage license side note
 
 
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Skidding Down Memory Lane - Coles Trapnell
Skidding Down Memory Lane - Coles Trapnell
Memoir of Coles Trapnell, written around 1987. Approx 30 pages, covering mostly his early childhood. Compelling and well-written, and it's a shame he didn't go any further with it. 
 
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Thomas-John-Hall-Trapnell
Thomas-John-Hall-Trapnell
Brief history of the life and career of Thomas John Hall Trapnell, written in 2013 by Hunter Ripley Rawlings IV 
 
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Usual Ebi - Flora Dryden Marriage License 1876
Usual Ebi - Flora Dryden Marriage License 1876
 
 
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ValentinesInAmerica
ValentinesInAmerica
 
 
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Vistula 3
Vistula 3
 
 
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Vistula 4
Vistula 4
 
 
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William Dryden Harriet Watson Marriage License 1886
William Dryden Harriet Watson Marriage License 1886
 
 
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William Garner Lucy Rue Marriage License
William Garner Lucy Rue Marriage License
 
 
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Winfield Scott Frost - Mary F Rue Marriage License
Winfield Scott Frost - Mary F Rue Marriage License
 
 
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Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553
Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553
 
 
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Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553
Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553
 
 
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Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553
Year--1850;-Census-Place--Morgan,-Ashtabula,-Ohio;-Roll--M432_659;-Page--439B;-Image--553