Family Ties: Identifying the Parents of Jesse D. Williams

NOTE: This post is my ProGen Study Group Proof Argument assignment. It is the culmination of several assignments, including my evidence analysis and research report on a related factual situation, already posted. It does not yet have the benefit o…

NOTE: This post is my ProGen Study Group Proof Argument assignment.  It is the culmination of several assignments, including my evidence analysis and research report on a related factual situation, already posted.  It does not yet have the benefit of my study group peer review. Continue reading “Family Ties: Identifying the Parents of Jesse D. Williams”

Walling Family Reunion

The waiter was not impressed. I motioned towards my lunch companion and said, “Her grandmother and my great grandmother were sisters.” He paused and said, “Say that again.” So I did. “Oh. Can I get you started with some beverages today?” It didn’t…

The waiter was not impressed.  I motioned towards my lunch companion and said, “Her grandmother and my great grandmother were sisters.” 

He paused and said, “Say that again.” So I did.

“Oh. Can I get you started with some beverages today?”

Continue reading “Walling Family Reunion”

More Keeping in Touch

I’ve continued to transcribe the correspondence of sisters-in law Ocie Williams and Dora McBride, which documents our great grandparents’ (challenging) migration from Arkansas to Texas in the 1890s. (1) The invented spelling evident in the first p…

I’ve continued to transcribe the correspondence of sisters-in law Ocie Williams and Dora McBride, which documents our great grandparents’ (challenging) migration from Arkansas to Texas in the 1890s. (1)  The invented spelling evident in the first post prompted family discussion about formal schooling in that era, making the thoughts expressed in the third letter particularly interesting.  Continue reading “More Keeping in Touch”

Who Kept in Touch?

That was one of the research prompts presented by Paula Stuart-Warren at my Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy class. It reminded me of another Texan find that I had yet to document here. And you thought the Texas trip was over! I posted earlier abo…

That was one of the research prompts presented by Paula Stuart-Warren at my Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy class.  It reminded me of another Texan find that I had yet to document here.  And you thought the Texas trip was over! Continue reading “Who Kept in Touch?”