William A. Duggins

William A. Duggins was born on 19 Nov 1794 in Amherst, Virginia, United States.12

He moved to Ohio, United States about 1809.3

About 1810, he was a member of the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church” in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.4 the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church”

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1820 with a household containing 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, and 1 female 16-26, listed as Wm Dougan.5

He was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1827 in Preble, Ohio, United States.6

He purchased land being 80 acres in the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S10T7R2 from Joseph Jr. and Elizabeth Sellers for $350 on 28 Dec 1827 in Preble County, Ohio.7

William was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1828 in Preble, Ohio, United States.8

He was listed on the tax rolls for personal property in 1829 in Preble, Ohio, United States.9

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW 1/4 of S10 T7 R2 in 1830 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.10

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1830 with a household containing 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 30-40.11 with a household containing 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female 30-40, listed as William Dugans

He purchased land being part of the NW quarter of section 10 in township7 of range 2 containing 60 acres for $350 from Joseph Sellers on 15 Dec 1830 in Preble County, Ohio.12

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW S10T7R2 in 1831 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

William was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW of S10T7R2 in 1832 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.14

He sold land being the S 1/2 of Section 30 in Township 23 N of Range 9 W to Nelson G Crawford for $1600 on 3 Sep 1833 in Pine Township, Warren, Indiana, United States.15

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW 1/4 S10T7R2 and 160 acres in the NE 1/4 S10T7R2 in 1834 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.16

William purchased land being 20 acre portion on East side NW 1/4 S10T7R2 and 160 acres being NE 1/4 S10T7R2 from Joseph Sellers and his wife Rachel for $2300 on 9 Jan 1834 in Preble County, Ohio.17

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1836 in Preble, Ohio, United States.18

He was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1837 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.19

William was listed on the tax rolls for 160 acres in the NW and 160 acres in the NE of S10 T7 R2 in 1838 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.20

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1840 with a household containing 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 30-40.21

He purchased  on 17 Mar 1849 in Preble County, Ohio.22 land being 40 acre portion SE 1/4 and 127 acre portion NE 1/4 S17T7R2 from George Crane for $3340

William lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.23 Wm A Duggins was listed as a 55 year old male who was born in Virginia on the 1850 census. According to the census, he owned $13000 in real estate. Also listed in the household was Sarah, a 52 year old female born in Kentucky; Henry A Duggins, a 28 year old male born in Ohio; Wm N. Duggins, a 25 year old male born in Ohio; Sarah A Duggins, a 21 year old female born in Ohio and Sarah D Duggins, a 17 year old female born in Ohio.

He filed land entry papers for the W1/2 of the SE ¼ and the E ½ of the SW ¼ and the Nee ¼ of the SE ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 30 in township 23N of range 9W in the District of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana on 1 Jul 1852 in Warren County, Indiana.24

He filed land entry papers SE ¼ of the SE ¼ and the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of section 30 in township 23 North of range 9 West in the district of lands subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana containing 26 94/100 acres on 1 Aug 1853 in Warren County, Indiana.25

William sold land being part of NW 1/4 S10 T7 R2 described as follows measuring N 42 2/3 rods thence from the southwest corner of said lot 6 rods due East thence 13 1/2 due north to the NE corner of said lot the center of the county road is the West line of said lot to the Board of Education of Washington Township on 3 Sep 1855 in Preble County, Ohio.26

He sold land being same parcel of land deeded by Nelson G. Crawford to W. A. Duggins being the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S14T7R2 containing 77 acres to C. J. White for $2000 on 18 Jan 1856 in Preble County, Ohio.27 being same parcel of land deeded by Nelson G. Crawford to W. A. Duggins being the W 1/2 NW 1/4 S14T7R2 containing 77 acres to C. J. White for $2000

He sold land being 84 66/100 acres in N part SE 1/4 and S part NE 1/4 S17T7R2 to Henry J. Duggins on 10 Mar 1857 in Preble County, Ohio.28

William sold land being the north part of the NE quarter of section 17 in township 7 range 2 to Benjamin A. Duggins for $3000 on 2 Sep 1857 in Preble County, Ohio.29

He lived a 66 year old male farmer born Virginia and was listed as William Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1860.3031

He filed land entry papers  in 1865 in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.3233

William died on 18 Feb 1872 at the age of 77 in Preble County, Ohio.12,3435

He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.12,34

He had his estate probated on 26 Feb 1872 in Preble, Ohio, United States.36

William A. Duggins and Sally Neal were married on 29 Apr 1819 in Preble County, Ohio.3741

Sally Neal, daughter of Benjamin Neal and Mary Sellers, was born on 21 Jun 1798 in Harrison, Kentucky, United States.2,34,42

She lived in Ohio, United States in 1809.42

She lived a 52 year old white female born Kentucky and was listed as Sarah Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.4344

Sally lived a 60 year old female and was listed as Sally Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 1 Jul 1860.30

She died on 19 Dec 1871 at the age of 73 in Preble County, Ohio.2,34,45

She was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.2,34

ENDNOTES:

1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for William A. Duggins (1794-1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. #39722526, created by Digger4Genealogy, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by Breda Duggins, William A. Duggins.

2. Lindsay M. Brien, Miami Valley Records Vol. 6 Cemetery Records: Parts of Butler County 723, Greene County 4467, Preble County 2215 (Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960), page 139 Duggins; microfilm, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org film 974057 Item 1 DGS 7712567 : viewed online 13 August 2022.

3. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 136 Henry Duggins; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

4. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

5. 1820 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 106 Image 3 of 6, Wm Dougan; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33

6. Ohio, Champaign County. Duplicate Tax Records: 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Wm A Duggin, 1827; image 114; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

7. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564908 DGS 8587961. Willam A. Duggens, 28 Dec 1827; Vol. 8: page 283-284; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

8. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Dugan Wm, 1828; image 304; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

9. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Dugan Wm, 1829; image 507; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

10. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Wm Duggins, 1830; image 709; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

11. 1830 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 5 of 20, William Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M19

12. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564909 DGS 8587962. William Duggins, 15 Dec 1830; Vol. 11: page 245; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

13. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1831; image 95; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

14. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1832; image 29; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

15. Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901.  Film #1977056 DGS 8071881. Nelson G Crawford, 3 Sep 1833; Vol. 15: page 402-403; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 2 February 2022.

16. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Wm Duggins, 1834; image 771; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

17. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564911 DGS 8151088. William A Duggins, 9 Jan 1834; vol 16: page 44; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 13 February 2022.

18. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1836; image 298; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

19. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1837; image 473; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

20. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Wm Duggins, 1838; image 663; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 29 August 2022.

21. 1840 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Twin Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 59 of 82, William Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 29 August 2022); NARA microfilm M704

22. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564923 DGS 8588002. William A Duggins, 17 March 1849; Vol 41: page 4; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 26 August 2022.

23. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42) Image 36 of 42, household 450, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); National Archives Publication M432

24. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A Duggins, 1 July 1852; database with images, Ancestry.com (: viewed online 11 February 2022). Original Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

25. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A. Duggins, 1 August 1853; .

26. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A Duggins, 3 Sep 1855; Vol. 45: page 274; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 26 August 2022.

27. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #8587952. Sally Crawford, Jan 1856; 44: 225; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

28. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A. Duggens, 10 Mar 1857; Vol. 46: page 408-409; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2022.

29. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564925 DGS 8588004. William A. Duggins, 2 Sep 1857; Vol. 46: page 412; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 28 August 2022.

30. 1860 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 15 Image 15 of 80, household 115, William Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

31. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, William Duggins, 10 June 1860; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022).

32. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A Duggins, 2 June 1865; .

33. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 11 February 2022), William A Duggins #140.

34. Joan Bake Brubaker, Mound Hill Union Cemetery Eaton, Ohio (West Alexandria, Ohio: Brubaker, 1992), p. 94 (Duggins.OH.032)

35. “Deaths,” The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio), 22 February 1872, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 August 2022).

36. Ohio, Willis and Probate Records, 1786-1998, William Duggins, 26 February 1872; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

37. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 279; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org digital copy 25 August 2022.

38. “Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : July 2017 (viewed online), William Duggin – Sally Neal.

39. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 26\5 Aug 2022.

40. “Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : Preble County, ohio, viewed online (11 February 2022), William A. Duggins.

41. “Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900,” , Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022), William Duggin.

42. Gilbert, Audrey, Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio (Owensboro, KY: McDowell Publications, 1981), p. 6 (Duggins.OH.027).

43. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 Image 36 of 42, family 459, Wm A Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 26 August 2022); National Archives Publication M432

44. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42), household 450, Henry Duggins.

45. “Deaths,” The Eaton Democrat (Eaton, Ohio), 28 December 1871, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 August 2022).

Henry Duggins of Preble County Ohio

Henry Duggins was born in 1787.1

He was born on 22 Dec 1788 at on river Dam in Virginia, United States.24

According to the death date and age on his tombstone, he was born on 23 Dec 1788.5 Birth Date calculated from tombstone information

Henry lived in Preble County, Ohio in 1805.3

He lived in Gasper Township, Preble County, Ohio in 1806.1,4

About 1810, he was a member of the 1st church of Eaton called “the old Public Church” in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.6

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1811.1

He served in the military as a private on roll of Capt. David E. Hendrick’s Company in 1812.78

He purchased land being part SW 1/4 S10T7R2 containing 50 acres for $100 from Nathan Sellers on 5 May 1812 in Preble County, Ohio.9

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1816 in Preble, Ohio, United States.10 According to the tax roll, Henry Dugans owned 50 acres in Section 10, Township 7, range 2.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1818 in Preble, Ohio, United States.11

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1819 in Preble, Ohio, United States.12

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1820 in Preble, Ohio, United States.13

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 7 Aug 1820.14 Henry Dougan was listed on the 1820 census in Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio. The household included 5 males under 10, 1 male 26 to 44, and 1 female 26 to 44. The household had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1821 in Preble, Ohio, United States.15

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1822 in Preble, Ohio, United States.16

He purchased land being 5 acre pt SW 1/4 S10T7R2 for $30 from Nathan Sellers on 17 Dec 1822 in Preble County, Ohio.17

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1823 in Preble, Ohio, United States.18

Henry was listed on the tax rolls with 55 acres in the SW 1/4 of section 10, township 7 range 2 in 1824 in Preble, Ohio, United States.19

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1825 in Preble, Ohio, United States.20

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1826 in Preble, Ohio, United States.21

Henry was listed on the tax rolls for 55 acres in Section 10 in Township 7 of Range 2 in 1827 in Preble, Ohio, United States.22

He purchased land being 160 acres in the SE 1/4 S10T7R2 from Jacob and Catharine Mullendore for $640 on 29 Nov 1827 in Preble County, Ohio.23

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1828 in Preble, Ohio, United States.24

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1829 in Preble, Ohio, United States.25 According to the tax rolls he owned two parcels of land in section 10, township 7, range 2.

He lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1830.26 Henry Dugans was listed on the 1830 census with 3 males 10-14, 2 males 15-19, 1 male 40-49, 1 female 5-9 and 1 female 40-49 in the household.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1830 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.27

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1831 in Preble, Ohio, United States.28 According two the tax list, Henry Duggins owned to parcels of land in section 10, township 7, range 2.

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1832 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.29

He was listed on the tax rolls in 1834 in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States.30

Henry was listed on the tax rolls in 1836 in Preble, Ohio, United States.31

He was listed on the tax rolls with 55 acres in the SW quarter of section 10 and 160 acres in the SE quarter of section 10 township 7 range 2 in 1837 in Preble, Ohio, United States.32

He filed land entry papers land bing the west half othe south west quarter of section two in township twenty of range thirteen East of the second principal meridian line in 1837 in Randolph, Indiana, United States.33

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in Jul 1840.34 with a household containing 1 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, and 1 female 50-60, listed as Henry Dugans

He purchased land in section 4 township 7 range 2 from John Gardner on 4 Apr 1842 in Preble County, Ohio.35

He purchased  on 5 Jan 1847 in Preble County, Ohio.36 land being 5 acres in NE 1/4 S9T7R2 from Andrew Harbison for $100

Henry lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.37 Henry Duggins was listed as a 61 year old farmer born in Virginia. According to the census, Henry owned $10,000 in real estate. Also listed in the household was James Duggins, a 65 year old female; Nathan H, Duggins, a 10 year old male; and Uriah Ryan, a 20 year old male.

He sold land being 3/4 acre portion NW 1/4 S9T7R2, 22 acres in SE 1/4 S4T7R2, 75 acres in SE 1/4 S4T7R2 and 5 acres in NW 1/4 S4T7R2 to Washington P. Duggins for $2500 on 26 Mar 1852 in Preble County, Ohio.38

He filed land entry papers for land being the east half of the northwest quarter of section twenty one in township thirty three of range one west in the district of land subject to sale at Miramac, Indiana on 1 Apr 1852.8

Henry signed his will on 3 Apr 1852 in Preble, Ohio, United States.39

He died on 7 Jun 1852 at the age of 63 in Preble County, Ohio.2,5,40

He was buried at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.2,5,40

Henry Duggins and Jane Sellers were married on 16 May 1811 in Ohio, United States.1,4,4143

Jane Sellers, daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley, was born on 6 Aug 1782 in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States.1,45,44

She lived a 65 year old white female born Kentucky and was listed as James Duggins in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 29 Jul 1850.45

She lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States on 6 Jun 1860.4647 Jane Duggins was listed on the 1860 census as Jane Duggins, a 78 year old female born in Kentucky. Listed in her household were Nathan Duggins, age 20; John Duggins, age 17; and Caroline Moffet, age 17.

Jane died on 5 Jul 1861 at the age of 78 in Preble County, Ohio.5,40,44,4849

She was buried after 5 Jul 1861 at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio.5,44,49

ENDNOTES:

1. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), page 136 Henry Duggins; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

2. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online October 2016), memorial for Henry Duggins (1788-1852), Find a Grave Memorial no. #39607444, created by Digger4Genealogy, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by KBrandon, Henry Duggins.

3. Lindsey Brien, “Early Settlers and Revolutionary Soldiers of Preble County, Ohio,” Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine vol. 69 (September 1935); digitized copy, FamilySearch Books (familysearch.org/library/books : viewed online 10 August 2022), pages 568-571.

4. Lowry R. E., History of Preble County, Ohio (Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915), pages 727-729 John F. Duggins; digital copy, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 12 August 2022.

5. Lindsay M. Brien, Miami Valley Records Vol. 6 Cemetery Records: Parts of Butler County 723, Greene County 4467, Preble County 2215 (Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960), page 139 Duggins; microfilm, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org film 974057 Item 1 DGS 7712567 : viewed online 13 August 2022.

6. History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

7. Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (N.p.: The Adjutant General of Ohio, 1916), page 38 Capt. David Hendrick’s Company; digital images, FamilySearch, http://www.familysearch.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

8. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 25 August 2022), Henry Duggins.

9. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564906 DGS 008194095. Henry Duggins, 5 May 1812 Vol. 1: page 193-194; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online January 2019.

10. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley Senr, 1816 : Image 11; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

11. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley, 1818 : image 74; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

12. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Abner Dooley, 1819 : Image 116; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

13. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Henry Duggins, 1820 : image 164; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

14. 1820 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 106 Image 2 of 6, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); NARA microfilm publication M33

15. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1821 : image 225; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

16. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1821 : image 282; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

17. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564907 DGS 8151054. Henry Duggins, vol. 5: page 22; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 14 August 2022.

18. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #4849213. Moses Dooley Jr, 1823 : Image 345; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

19. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1824 : image 418; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

20. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1825 : image 492; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

21. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528382 DGS 4849213. Henry Duggins, 1826 : page 7 (Image 645); digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 15 August 2022.

22. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1827 : image 96; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 August 2022.

23. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564908 DGS 8587961. Henry Duggins, 7 Dec 1827 Vol. 8: page 258-259 (image 584; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

24. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4949214. Henry Duggins, 1828 : image 287; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

25. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1829 : page 489-490; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

26. 1830 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio Image 3 of 20, Henry Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online February 2018); NARA microfilm publication M19

27. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528383 DGS 4849214. Henry Duggins, 1830 : Image 709; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

28. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1831 : image 95; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

29. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1831 : Image 299; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

30. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528384 DGS 4849215. Henry Duggins, 1834 : image 771; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

31. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Henry Duggins, 1836 : image 298; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

32. Ohio, Preble. Duplicate Tax Records of Preble County, Ohio 1816-1838.  Film #528385 DGS 4849216. Henry Duggins, 1837 : image 473; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 20 August 2022.

33. Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images Henry Duggins.

34. 1840 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington township, Preble county, Ohio Image 59 of 82, Henry Dugans; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 19 August 2022); NARA microfilm M704

35. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564919 DGS 8587669. Henry Duggins, 4 April 1842 vol. 33: page 23-34 (images 43-44); digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 August 2022.

36. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564921 DGS 8588000. Henry Duggins, 1847 vol. 37: page 63-64; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 19 August 2022.

37. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42) Image 36 of 42, household 450, Henry Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2016); National Archives Publication M432

38. Ohio, Preble County. Deeds, 1805-1963.  Film #564922 DGS 8588001. Henry Duggins, 26 March 1852 Vol. 39: page 574; digital image, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 21 August 2022.

39. Ohio, Preble. Record of wills, 1808-1901.  Film #564861 DGS 58868428. Henry Duggins, 3 Apr 1852 volume D: page 307-308; FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 25 August 2022.

40. Gilbert, Audrey, Obituary Abstracts 1850-1890 from Eaton Register & Eaton Democrat newspapers in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio (Owensboro, KY: McDowell Publications, 1981), p. 6 (Duggins.OH.027).

41. Preble County Ohio Marriage Records 1808-1842 Vol. A, Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2013, Henry Dugin / Jannet Sellers, 16 May 1811; database with images, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : viewed online October 2016).

42. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 24 August 22.

43. Dodd, Jordan, “Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : July 2017 (viewed online), Jannet Sellers – Henry Duggin.

44. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Jane Duggins (1782-1861), Find a Grave Memorial no. #8559201, created by Beverly, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; accompanying photograph by KBrandon, Jane Duggins.

45. 1850 U.S. Census, Preble County Ohio, population schedule, Washing Township, Preble County, Ohio, page 264 (image 36 of 42), household 450, Henry Duggins.

46. 1860 U.S. Census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, Preble County Ohio, Page 14 Image 15 of 80, household 114, Jane Duggins; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

47. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, William Duggins, 10 June 1860; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online 11 February 2022).

48. , (Duggins.OH.009), Mound Hill Cemetery, , .

49. Mound Hill Union Cemetery Eaton, Ohio (West Alexandria, Ohio: Brubaker, 1992), p. 94 (Duggins.OH.032)

Mystery Land

Have you ever transcribed a deed for the sale of a piece of land and realize you don’t have an accompanying deed for the purchase of the land? That’s what happened to me when I transcribed an 1852 deed where Henry Duggins sells three parcels of land to Washington P. Duggins.

The deed in question was for land in section FOUR of township 7 range 2 in Preble County, Ohio. That section number immediately caught my attention because the tax records consistently showed Henry Duggins with land in section TEN.

Preble County Ohio
Deeds, 1805-1963

Deeds v. 39-40 1851-1856
film 564922 DGS 8588001

Volume 39 page 574 (Image 291)

Henry Duggins & wife to Washington P. Duggins presented & recorded March
the 2[6]th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents that Henry Duggins and Jane
Duggins his wife of Preble County and State of Ohio, for and in consideration of the sum
of Twenty [five] hundred dollars to them in hand paid by Washington P. Duggins of
the same place have bargained and sold and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey
unto the said Washington P. Duggins his heirs and assigns forever all of the following
and premises situate lying and being in the county of Preble and State of Ohio and
being a part of the South East quarter of Section No 4 four township No. 7 seven
and range two East and bounded as follows. Beginning at the South west corner
thence north so far in said quarter as to include 75, seventy five acres of land strict
measure lying in an Oblong square in the South west part or corner of said quarter
section, and also one other tract or parcel of land adjoining the above described tract
and being a part of the same quarter and section and bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at the south east corner of said quarter, thence North with the section
line 100 one hundred rods, thence west 40 forty rods so as to include 25 twenty five
acres of land with the exception of three acres out of the above tract which was
heretofore sold and conveyed to Nathan F Sellers the two tracts containing in the
aggregate 97 acres more or less and also one other lot or tract of land adjoining
the above tract and being part of the North East quarter of section No. 9 nine
in the same township and range aforesaid and containing about 3/4 three quarters
of an acre and laying on the north or north west side of the Brookville road and
being all the lands which was conveyed to the said Henry Duggins by John Gardner
by a deed dated the 4th day of April 1842 and recorded in Book No 33 page 23
and 24 or Preble County land records and also one other lot or parcel of land being
part of the North East quarter of Section No. 9 nine in the same township and range
aforesaid and bounded and described as follows. Beginning at a ^ on a boulder in the
Brookville road 9.74 poles from the N. line and 59.64 poles from the East line of said
quarter, thence N. 4 1/2 degrees West 9.74 poles to a point on the N. line of the quarter 59.64 poles
W. of the N.E. corner thereof thence S 86[.7 degrees] W 38.54 poles to a T on a boulder on the
N. line of the quarter thence S 4 1/2 Degrees E 32.40 poles to a V on a Boulder in the middle
of the Brookville road and thence to the place of beginning containing five acres
of land the said several lots or tracts of land herein before described containing
in the aggregate one hundred and two acres and three quarters of an acres more
or less to have and to Hold the said lands and premises with the privileges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Washington P. Duggins his
heirs and assigns forever, and the said Henry Duggins and Jane Duggins his wife
for themselves and heirs to hereby covenant with the said Washington P. Duggins
his heirs and assigns that they are lawfully seized of the land and premises aforesaid
and that the said lands and premises are free and clear f all incumbrances when
ever and that they will forever warrant and defend the same with the saidn privileges
against the lawful claims of all persons. In witness whereof the said Henry Duggins
and Jane Duggins have hereunto set their hands and seals this 26th day of March
A.D. 1852
Henry Duggins his mark (Seal)
Jane Duggins her mark (seal)
Executed in presence of John J Bailey
I Stephens

page 575
The State of Ohio Preble County SS
Before me Isaac Stephens a justice of the Peace in and for said county
came Henry Duggins and Jane Duggins his wife the above named grantors
acknowledged the signing and sealing and sealing of the above deed of conveyance
to be their voluntary act and deed and the said Jane Duggins [being] at the same
time examined by me separate and apart from her husband and the contents of
said deed bing also by me fully made known and explained to her
she then declared that she did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same
and that she is still satisfied therewith as her act and deed, this 26th day of
March 1852
I Stephens JP

That meant that I needed to go back and do more RESEARCH!

My first step in that ‘going back’ process was to check the first land owners to see if a family member owned the land.

That search told me Bruce William was the original owner of the SE quarter of section four. Since I don’t have Bruce William in my database and know nothing about his family, I concluded this wasn’t family land. Thus, I returned to the grantor/grantee indexes knowing that if all else failed I could start tracking the land with Bruce William. Fortunately, I didn’t have to take that process. Instead, I found that I had missed an entry for Henry Duggins in Volume 2 of the deed indexes for Preble County.

Preble County, Ohio Deed Index volume 2

I’m not sure how I overlooked this one deed since I had already acquired the other Henry Duggins deeds listed on this page, including the sale of the land in section 4 to Washington P. Duggins.

Thankfully, I have been going back thru my old research to update sources and create research notes! I doubt I would have otherwise found this deed where Henry Duggins purchased land in 1842!

Tax Lists

Have you used tax lists in your genealogy research? Over the years, I’ve used and re-used tax lists, primarily in Kentucky, to try and learn more about my Crawford ancestry. Most of that research was in Lincoln, Madison, Garrard and Barren counties in Kentucky. While those tax lists have proven helpful, they’ve also proven to be difficult. That’s because most of those tax lists have multiple listings for ‘James Crawford’. The difficulty came from trying to figure out which James was which and whether each of them might be related to either of the women listed in those records: Rebekah and Mary Crawford.

While going back thru my research for Henry Duggins (step-son of my James Crawford ancestor), I’ve been using the tax lists for Preble County, Ohio. Year in and year out, Henry Duggins is listed on those tax lists beginning in 1816. These tax lists provide clues to my Preble County Crawford Research.

  • William Duggins – brother of Henry / step son of James and Sally Crawford
  • James Crawford / wife Salley – step father of Henry and William — MY ANCESTOR
  • James Crawford / wife Martha – possible cousin to MY ANCESTOR

While Henry Duggins is on the tax lists in 1816, his brother, William is not fund until 1827 when he is listed with personal property. He is listed again in 1828 and 1829 with personal property.

1829 Preble County OH Tax List

Then in 1830, William Duggins is listed with land in range 2 township 7 section 10.

Thus, the question of William’s whereabouts prior to 1827. Since the 1820 census shows Wm Dougan on the 1820 census living in Washington Township, Preble County, Ohio, I believe that William was living in Preble County, Ohio but doesn’t own property and thus does not appear on the tax lists.

That brings us to the two James Crawford families.

  • When do they appear on the lists?
  • Do the tax lists help figure out which is which?

One James Crawford appears on the 1816 tax list with 150 acres in Range 2, township 7 section 14.

1816 tax list – Preble County, OH

At the end of the 1816 tax list, the commissioners, including a James Crawford, sign the list.

1816 Tax List Preble County Ohio

Since the tax list only contained one James Crawford, the land description is a clue to the identity of James. However, one has to find a deed for the sale of the land to determine the spouse of this James Crawford. That sale occurred in 1829 when James and his wife MARTHA sold that piece of land to Adam Swinehart.

1829 Deed Preble County Ohio, vol. 10 page 343-344

Thus, the James Crawford on the 1816 tax list is the James Crawford who married Martha Knight — and NOT my ancestor!

Then in 1818, two men named James Crawford are listed on the tax lists! One is listed as James Crawford while the second is listed as James Crawford Junr.

1818 Tax List Preble County OH James Crawford
1818 Tax List Preble County OH James Crawford Junr

By 1834, there is only one James Crawford listed on the tax rolls. Since I have already proven that James and Martha moved to Warren County, Indiana before 1834 while James and Sally remained in Preble County, Ohio until their death, I can conclude that the James Crawford on the 1834 tax roll is the James married to Sally.

1834 Tax List Preble County OH

Thus, James Crawford Jr is the James Crawford married to Sally. That makes the James Crawford who was a county commissioner the James Crawford married to Martha.

Since these two James Crawford families appear to migrate together, figuring out which one is James Crawford Junior may help me figure out the Barren County, KY tax lists. Both James Crawford Senr and James Crawford jr are listed on the 1805 tax list in Barren County, KY.

1805 Barren County KY tax list

Even though I suspect that the James Crawford Jr is my ancestor, I still need to find land records to verify that the James Crawford (jr) with 50 acres on the Marrowbone has a wife named Sally. So far, I haven’t been able to locate any records for that land.

While going back thru the Preble County Ohio tax lists to document Henry Duggins has been tedious, it has caused me to look at other records and piece together information on both the Duggins and the Crawford families.

Expanding the FAN Club

Have you ever gone back thru your sources for a person to discover that the source contains more information about your family and their FAN club than you originally realized? That’s the situation as I’m updating sources for Henry Duggins. Henry Duggins [KGM3-TX3] is the stepson of my 4th great-grandfather, James Crawford.

Because of this relationship, I expect to find some of my CRAWFORD FAN club members: the CRAWFORD and DUGGINS surname along with the SELLERS surname.

  • DUGGINS — Henry and William — stepsons of my ancestor James CRAWFORD
  • CRAWFORD — James and James — the two CRAWFORDs married in Garrard County, KY who seem to migrate together
  • SELLERS — Nathan – Father-in-law of Henry DUGGINS
  • SELLERS — James and William — brothers of Nathan who married Mary and Sarah CRAWFORD respectively
  • DOOLEY — land owner in Garrard County KY who appears to have followed same migration path as the two James Crawfords

Thus, when I find all of these surnames in a piece on the Religious History of Preble County in the 1881 History of Preble County, Ohio, I wonder how many of them may have also been in the area of Garrard county, Kentucky prior to 1800.

page 103
Religious History
The pioneer religious organization of Eaton, and, for that matter, of Preble County, was that of the Christian church. The Eaton church of this denomination was first organized at the house of Nathan Sellers, about one mile south of the village in the year 1807. The organization grew out of a camp meeting held on the premises of Mr. Sellers and conducted by Reuben Dooley, Barton W. Stone, David Purviance and William Kinkade. Elders Dooley and Stone had at this time just commenced their labors. The following, from Stone’s Biography, affords a glimpse of the manner of religious work then carried on and the difficulties which had to be surmounted. Stone says:

“We preached and baptized daily in Eaton for many days. No house could contain the people that flocked to hear. We had to preach in the open streets to the anxious multitude. At night, after service, the cries and prayers of the distressed in many houses around were truly solemn. Almost the whole town and neighborhood were baptized and added to the Lord. We left this place and preached and baptized in many others. We were poorly clad and had no money to buy clothes. Going on at a certain time through the barrens, a limb tore Brother Dooley’s striped linen pantaloons very much. He had no other, nor had I a pair to lend him. We consoled ourselves that we were in the Lord’s work and that He would provide. He tied his handkerchief over the seat, and we went on and preached to the people. That night we lodged with Brother Samuel Wilson, whose wife presented Brother Dooley a pair of home-spun linen pantaloons.”
Soon after the organization was effected in Eaton the public church was built in the southwest part of the village. That structure, which long remained standing, and became widely known as “the old Public church,” was used by the Christian church in common with other religious organizations. The church appears to have prospered for the first fifteen years of its existence, and to have numbered among its members many of the pioneer families of Preble county, among whom may be named the Sellers, Dooleys, Crawfords, Bruces, Brubakers, Hardys, Duggins, Bantas, Shidelers, Flemings, Baileys, Bloomfields, and Vanausdals. The early ministers of the church were Reuben Dooley, William Kinkade, David Purviance. John Hardy was pastor of the church at the time of his death, in 1819.

History of Preble County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (N.p.: H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers, 1881), Page 103 – Religious History; digital images, Archive.org, http://www.archive.org viewed online 13 August 2022.

Wondering whether these four ministers had connections to my FAN club in Kentucky, I searched Google for each of them.

  • Reuben Dooley — son of Moses Dooley who settled in Madison County, KY in 1781. Reuben Dooley migrated to Preble County, OH in 1808 where his father lived. (History of the Restoration Movement).
  • William Kinkade, author of the book, The Bible Doctrine, was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Kentucky. His memorial on Find a Grave provides details about his life.
  • David Purviance’s biography indicates that he moved his family from Tennessee to Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1792, where his path would have crossed with the host of the 1807 Preble County, Ohio, camp meeting, Nathan Sellers.
  • Barton W. Stone may have also crossed paths with Nathan Sellers in Kentucky when Barton Stone was one of the ministers at the Cane Ridge Revival in Bourbon County, KY in 1801.

While I don’t know anything about the other pioneer families who were members of ‘the old public church’, two surnames caught my attention: Bantas and Vanausdals. These two surnames are in my tree — just not in my CRAWFORD branch of my tree. The Banta family was part of the Low Dutch Colony of White Oak Station in Madison County, Kentucky. (Wiki-Tree: Low Dutch Settlements in Kentucky)

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

It’s Saturday Night – 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) Who is a mysterious person in the family tree you’d like to learn more about? [Thank you to Linda Stufflebean for suggesting topics!]

When it comes to my tree, I have several mysteries. The ‘most’ mysterious would have to be my SMITH line – or should I say lines? And two of those SMITH mysteries are in my CRAWFORD line.

My third great grandfather, Nelson G. Crawford, married Martha SMITH in September 1833 in Warren County, Indiana. While I have yet to find any source tying Martha to her parents or siblings, I have found some evidence that suggests her mother may have been Hannah Smith. While Find a Grave does not contain a record for Hannah Smith, the book, Inscriptions from Western Warren County, Indiana Cemeteries, Volume II, by Rosella Jenkins, contains a major clue. A 56 year old Hannah Smith who died in 1847 is buried in the same cemetery as Martha Smith Crawford: the West Lebanon Cemetery.

While this book does not indicate the location of the burials, I was able to locate the stone during one of my visits to the cemetery. My memory says that the stone was located on the East side of an aisle across from the stones of Nelson and Martha Crawford. Unfortunately, when I made a return trip to the West Lebanon Cemetery, the stone for Hannah Smith was missing.

What I did find was a pile of tombstones around a tree and several deer wondering thru the cemetery. Thus, I think it likely that the deer pushed over tombstones which were then piled around the tree.

Not only did Nelson G. Crawford marry a SMITH, but his mother’s surname was also SMITH. Nelson’s father, James Crawford, married Sally Duggins in September 1799 in Garrard County, KY. Sally’s marriage to James Crawford was her second. She had previously been married to Alexander Duggins.

An Amherst County, Virginia marriage record for Alexander Duggins and Salley Smith indicates that Ann Shoemaker gave permission for the marriage.

Thus, I have hints as to the identity of the mothers of both Martha and Salley Smith – but not the fathers. These two lines have been a mystery in my tree for years!

William Duggins Indiana land

Would you consider yourself a ‘straight-line’ researcher or a ‘branching out’ researcher. In other words do you only research ancestors or do you branch out and research their siblings. I have to admit to being a ‘branching out’ researcher along with a multiple shrubs researcher.

As I’ve been going back thru my research, I recently realized that I haven’t reviewed my research for my ancestors half brothers, William and Henry Duggins. Since I recently discovered that William received patents for land in Warren county, Indiana where my ancestor, Nelson Crawford also patented land, I decided that I need to review my research for William and do some more digging into his life.

A search of the Bureau of Land Management records reveals that William Duggins received two patents for land in Warren County, Indiana. The first is certificate No. 35937 dated 1 July 1852.

The United States of America
Certificate
No. 35937

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings:
Whereas William A. Duggins, of Preble County, Ohio
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the
Land Office at Crawfordsville, whereby it appears that full payment has been madd by the said
William A Duggins
according to the provisions of the
Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820 entitled “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

The West half of the South East quarter and the East half of the South West
quarter and the North East quarter of the south east quarter and the
North West quarter of the South West quarter of section thirty in town-
ship twenty three, north of range nine west, in the District of lands
subject to sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing two hundred
and thirty six acres, and ninety four hundredths of an acre

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the general Land Office by the Surveyor
General, which said tracts have been purchased by said William A. Duggins

Now know ye, that the
United States of America, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress,
in such case made and provided, Have given and Granted, and by these presents Do Give and grant,
unto the said William A. Duggins
and to his heirs, the said tracts above described: to have and to hold the same, together with all the rights,
privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said
William A. Duggins,
and to his heirs and assigns forever,

In testimony Whereof, I Millard Fillmore
President of the United States of American, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and
the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the first day of July,
in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, and of the
Independence of the United States the Seventy Sixth
By the President: Millard Fillmore
By Alex. McCormick Apt Sec’y
E. S. Terry, Recorder of the General Land Office

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A Duggins, 1 July 1852; database with images, Ancestry.com (: viewed online 11 February 2022). Original Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

The second patent was for certificate Number 36087 dated 1 August 1853.

The United States of America

Certificate
No. 36087

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas William A Duggins of Preble County Ohio
has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States, a Certificate of the Register of the
Land office at Crawfordsville whereby it appears that full payment has been amde by the said
William A. Duggins
according to the provisions of the
Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820 entitled “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

the South East quarter of the South East quarter and
the South West quarter of the South West quarter of section Thirty, in
Township Twenty Three North of Range Nine West int he District of Lands
Subject to sale at Crawfordsville Indiana containing twenty six acres
and ninety four hundredths of an acre

according to the official plat of the survey of said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor
General, which said tract has been purchased by the said William A. Duggins
Now Know ye, that the
United States of America, in consideration of the Premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress,
in such case made and provided, Have given and granted, and by these presents Do give and Grant,
unto the said William A. Duggins
and to his heirs, the said tract above described: to have and to hold the same, together with all the rights,
privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said William A. Duggins

and to his heirs and assigns forever

In testimony whereof, I, Franklin Pierce
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters be made patent, and
the Seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the first day of August,
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty third and of the
Independence of the United States the Seventy eighth
By the President, Franklin Pierce
By Jno H Wheeler Apt Sec’y
J H Granger Recorder of the General Land Office

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015, William A. Duggins, 1 August 1853; database with images, Ancestry.com (: viewed online 11 February 2022). Original Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.

A search of the ‘First Landowner’s’ database on the History.Geo website for Duggins in township 23N of range 9W reveals that William A. Duggins was the first land owner of the south half of section 30 of T23N R9W in Warren county, Indiana

This map shows that William Duggins’ land in section 30 is just south of land his half brother, Nelson Crawford, owned in section 19. Seeing them as neighbors in Warren County, Indiana reinforces the idea that I need to expand my knowledge of William Duggins and his family.

Data Review – Preble County Ohio Marriages

Have you ever gone back thru some old research to discover that you’ve missed some details that might help break thru a brick wall?

Well, I decided to review my research of Polly Crawford and her family. Polly is the sister of my ancestor, Nelson G. Crawford. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of research for Polly and her family.

I decided to begin my review by looking at marriage records from Preble County, Ohio to see what I could learn about Polly and her children.

In looking thru my notes, I discovered that I had pulled records for Crawford, Duggins, and Sellers surnames from Ancestry’s database Marriage Records Vol. I 1808-1830 and Vol. II 1831-1840 for Preble County, Ohio.

In looking thru this data, I recognized names for children of several known residents of Preble County Ohio: James and Sally Crawford (my ancestor, James and Martha Crawford, Nathan Sellers, and William and Sarah (Crawford) Sellers.

However, there were several Crawford and Sellers names that I didn’t recognize. Thus, I decided to use the tree on FamilySearch to see whether I could figure out who all of these people are. To my surprise, I discovered some additional families whose children were married in early Preble County, Ohio.

  • Joseph Sellers / Rachel Summers – Joseph is a brother to Nathan Sellers and William Sellers (Joseph Sellers FamilySearch LBK3-VH6)
  • David Lloyd Daniel Crawford (FamilySearch L2QD-4RS)
  • William Crawford / Isabella McClure (FamilySearch L8WF-J2M)
  • Thomas L. Crawford (FamilySearch KZYF-WRL)

Even though I can connect Joseph Sellers and his family to other Sellers families in my data, I don’t know enough about these three Crawford families to place them in my vast pool of Crawford data.

Information on FamilySearch for David Lloyd Daniel Crawford and Thomas L. Crawford indicates that these two families had at least some tie to Maryland. FamilySearch has both of these men as sons of David Crawford II (1740-1812) and Lydia Loyd and grandson of David Crawford I (1710-1785) and Jane Douglas.

On the other hand, William Crawford has Virginia ties – BOTETOURT Virginia ties. FamilySearch shows William as the son of John Crawford (1720-1796) and Margaret Jane Brown.

At this point, I have nothing to tie these three Crawford families to the other Crawford families living in Preble County, Ohio prior to 1830: James Crawford and wife Sally Duggins and James Crawford and wife Martha Knight.

So now, I not only need to update my research of Polly Crawford Stoner and her children but I need to research these other Crawford families in early Preble County, Ohio.

Below is a listing of the various families. Bold text indicates that their marriage record was found in the Ancestry resource.

Nathan A. Sellers / Sarah Finley

  •   Mary Sellers md 1797 Benjamin Neal Bourbon KY
  •   Elizabeth Sellers md 1797 William Snodgrass Bourbon KY
  •   Flones Eleanor Sellers md 1807 Daniel McCoy Bourbon KY
  •   Jannet Jane Sellers md 1811 Henry Duggins Preble OH
  •   Sally Sarah Sellers md 1805 Bourbon KY
  •   Margaret Sellers md 1809 John Bell
  •   Nancy Sellers md 1810 John Hawkins
  •   Elsa Ann Sellers md 1810 Preble James Cox
  •   Nathaniel Finley Sellers md 1822 Mary Barnes Preble OH
  •   Rebecca Finley Sellers md 1818 Alexander McCracken Preble OH

William David Sellers / Sarah Crawford

  •   Nathan Douglas Sellers md 1818 Susanna Hawk Preble
  •         Anna M Sellers md 1840 George Morrow Preble
  •   Rebekah Crawford Sellers
  •   Nancy Sellers md 1817 John Scott Sellers Preble
  •   John Howard Sellers md 1825 Catharine Auter Preble
  •   Mary (Polly) Sellers md 1830 Jacob Swihart Preble
  •   Margaret Sellers md 1832 Harvey Wilson Preble
  •   Celia Amanda Sellers md 1837 William West Preble
  •   Jane Hunter Sellers

Joseph Sellers (FS LBK3-VH6) / Rachel Summers

  •   Mary Elizabeth Sellers md 1810 George Hardy ?Preble
  •   Mary Sellers
  •   Sally Sellers md 1818 Jacob Hawk Preble
  •   Nathan Sellers
  •   Robert A Sellers md 1819 Elizabeth Ward Preble
  •   John Scott Sellers md 1817 Nancy Sellers Preble
  •   Joseph Sellers Jr md 1821 Elizabeth Ward
  •   Jane Sellers md 1821 Ebenezer Bridge Preble
  •   Nancy Jane Sellers md 1820 Benjamin Goldsmith Preble
  •   David Sellers md 1838 Isabella Shields Preble
  •   Elizabeth Sellers
  •   Orpha B. Sellers md 1837 David Johnson Cass IN
  •   William B Sellers md 1831 Rebecca McLane Cass, IN

James Crawford / Martha Knight

  •   Elizabeth Crawford md 1816 Moses Lincoln
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1817 David Shankland Preble, OH
  •   Mary Polly Crawford md 1831 Oliver Swank Warren IN
  •   John Douglas Crawford md 1819 Mrs. Sarah Crawford 1819 Preble
  •   William Allen Crawford md 1827 Letitia Snodgrass Preble
  •   Rebecca Crawford md 1854 William Hatton Warren IN
  •   Nancy Crawford md 1832 Washington Pugh Warren IN
  •   James S. Crawford md 1835 Rachel Shelby Knox IN
  •   Harvey Harrison Crawford md 1834 Mary Pugh Warren IN
  •   Celinda Crawford md 1840 John French Warren IN

James Sellers / Mary Crawford

  •   John Crawford Sellers md 1821 Fannie Brown Garrard, KY
  •   Rebecca Sellers md John Finley Seller (son John Selelrs & Elizabeth Finley) Garrard, KY
  •   Nathan Sellers me 1824 Mary Yowell Lincoln KY
  •   Sarah Sellers md 1826 William Elder Garrard KY
  •   William Harvey Sellers md 1830 Mariah Williams Putnam, IN
  •   Harrison Perry Sellers md 1833 Margaret Vanlandingham Putnam, IN
  •   James Nelson Sellers md 1838 Matilda McCoy Missouri

James Crawford / Sally Duggins – my line

  •   Nelson Crawford md in Warren County, IN
  •   Polly Crawford md in Preble County, OH
  •   Henry Duggins md in Preble County, OH
  •   William A. Duggins md in Preble County, OH

David Lloyd Daniel Crawford (FamilySearch L2QD-4RS)

  •   Jacob Crawford md 1818 Mary Miller Preble OH
  •   Rachel Crawford md 1817 Thomas Cassady Preble OH
  •   Abigail Crawford md 1817 Valentine Phillips Preble OH
  •   Evan A Crawford md 1823 Mildred Roebuck Preble OH
  •   Elizabeth Betty Crawford md 1825 Robert Webb Rush IN
  •   Lydia Crawford md 1826 James McManus (no place given)
  •   David Henry Crawford md 1834 Nellie Eleanor Roberts Clinton OH — NOT SURE HE BELONGS IN THIS FAMILY
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1831 Samuel Stallard Rush IN
  •   David Aperman Crawford md 1835 Margaret Cassady Rush, IN

William Crawford (FamilySearch L8WF-J2M)/ Isabella McClure

  •   Elizabeth Crawford md 1809 Jacob Lybrook Preble, OH
  •   Mary Crawford md 1811 Samuel Hanna no place given
  •   Eleanor Crawford md 1813 James Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Phoebe Crawford md 1819 William Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Anna Crawford md 1819 Jacob Miller Franklin, IN
  •   Sarah Crawford md 1821 John Hanna Franklin, IN
  •   Martha Crawford
  •   Maria Crawford md 1824 John Shultz IN
  •   Isaac Crawford md 1829 Mary Ann Shroyer Union, IN
  •   Martha Crawford md 1825 Samuel Eikenbary Franklin, IN
  •   Rebecca Crawford md 1827 Thomas Wolverton, Union, IN
  •   Isabella Crawford md 1832 Jeremiah Bake Union, IN

Thomas L. Crawford (FS KZYF-WRL) md Mary “Polly” Carney

  •   John Crawford – possibly John Crawford who married Polly Hawk in 1817
  •   Mary Crawford md 1822 Joseph Olmstead Preble, OH
  •   Susanah Crawford md ~1820 George Loy OH
  •   Samuel Crawford md 1823 Elizabeth Loy Preble, OH
  •   Evan Crawford
  •   Sarah Crawford
  •   Thomas Crawford md ? Delilah Teford

Below is the data I abstracted from the Ancestry record for Preble County Ohio marriages. I have added probably family ties based on my the family structures found on FamilySearch.

Ancestry.com. Preble County, Ohio Marriage Records Vol. I 1808-1830 and Vol. II 1831-1840 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data: Short, Anita. Preble County, Ohio Marriage Records, 1808-1840 2 vols. in 1. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.

Image 19 0f 161 — Image saved to Crawford\Ohio folder OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-VolOne-image19-Crawford
Crawford, Evan A. to Allillia Roebuck 11-13-1823 by George Chideler, M G. page 119 [FS Evan Crawford LZ69-FZC Evan is son of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Crawford, Jacob to Polly Miller 2-12-1818 by Richard Shourt, J. P. page 72 [FS Jacob Crawford LK7S-QH6 Jacob is son of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Crawford, John to Polly Hawk 11-13-1817 by John Hardy, M. G. page 60 [FS John Crawford KCHX-RHV]

Crawford Samuel to Elizabeth (no last name given) 4-6-1823 by Peter Banta, J. P. page 118 [FS Samuel Crawford LTSL-DXY], Samuel is son of Thomas L. Crawford and Mary Carney]

Crawford William, A [FS 2SHS-ZG6] to Luticia Snodgrass 3-15-1827 by Robert Rhea, J.P. page 157 [William son of James and Martha]

Image 35 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im35-Crawford
Huet, Philip to Hannah Crawford 11-4-1813 by Martin Ruple page 34 [FS Philip Huet KZDJ-6Q2]

Image 40 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im40-Crawford
Lincoln, Moses J to Elizabeth Crawford [FS 4JKG-G67] 9-19-1816 by R. Dooly page 54 (Elizabeth Crawford is the daughter James and Martha)

image 50 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-IM50-Crawford
Olmsted, Joseph to Polly Crawford 3-21-1822 by Isaac Stephens, J. P. page 108 [FS Joseph Olmsted LK7D-2ZR Mary is daughter of Thomas L. Crawford and Mary Carney]

Image 52 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im52-Crawford
Philips, Valentine to Abigale Crawford 11-6-1817 by John Quinn, J. P. page 63 [FS Valentine Philips LK7S-CZP Abigail is daughter of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Image 59 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im59-Crawford
Shanklin, David to Sally Crawford [FS K2CT-K2Z] 9-27-1817 by John Hardy, M. G. page 66 (Sally Crawford is the daughter James and Martha)

image 23 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im23-Duggins

Duggin, Willian to Sally Neal 4-29-1819 by John Hardy, M. G. page 89 [William Duggin is step-son of James Crawford, son of Sarah Smith Duggins Crawford]

Dugin, Henry to Jannet Sellers 5-16-1811 by John Hardy page 19 [Henry Dugin is step-son of James Crawford, son of Sarah Smith Duggins Crawford] [Jannet Sellers is daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 13 OH-PReble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im13-Sellers

Bridge Ebenezer to Jane Sellers 4-5-1821 by Isaac Stephens, J.P. page 103 [Jane Sellers (FS K2MJ-ZXM) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 19 (saved with Crawford surname)
Cox, James to Elsa Sellers 1-2-181- by James Crawford, J. P. page 8 [Elsa Sellers is daughter of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 28 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-vol1-im28-Sellers

Goldsmith, Benjamin to Nancy Sellers 3-16-1820 by James Crawford, J. P. page 94 [Nancy Sellers (FS LHRG-WGJ) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 30 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im30-Sellers

Hardy, George to Polly Sellers 1-16-1810 by Samuel Westerfield page 8 [Polly Sellers is Mary Elizabeth Sellers (FS MVRB-7LX) daughter of Joseph and Rachel Sellers]

Image 32 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-IM32-Sellers

Hawk, Jacob to Sally Sellers 9-1-1818 by James Crawford, J. P. page 77 [Sally Sellers (FS LWBM-2JD) is daughter of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

Hawkins, John to Nancy Sellers 7-9-1810 – lisc [Nancy Sellers (FS LKT4-GHD) is daughter of Nathan Sellers and Sarah Finley]

image 35 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im35-Sellers
Huffman, Simeon to Nancy Sellers 12-14-1828 by Thomas Winters, M. G. page 173

Image 42 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im42-Sellers
McCracken, Alexander to Rebecka Sellers 4-16-1818 by John Hardy, J. P. page 72 [Rebecka Sellers is dauther of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

Image 58 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im58-Sellers
Sellars, Nathan D to Susanah Hawk 9-22-1818 by James Crawford, J. P. pag e78 [Nathan D Sellers (FS LWBM-R9L) is son of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers, Ephrain to Katharine Boffworth 1-9-1817 by William Williams, M.G. pge 56 [Ephraim Sellers may be Ephraim Zellers (FS LCPK-6WC)]

Sellers, John to Nancy Sellers 12-11-1817 by John Hardy, M.G. page 69 [John Sellers (FS 27FC-TWH) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers] [Nancy Sellers is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers John H to Catherine I Auter 3-8=1825 by Robert Rhea, J. P. page 136 [John Sellers (FS L4TB-PGX) is son of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

Sellers, Joesph to Elizabeth Sellers 7-27-1821 by James Crawford, J. P. page 108 [Joseph Sellers (FS L8Q1-LV3) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers; Elizabeth Sellers is widow of Robert Sellers]
Sellers, Nathan F to Mary Barnes 11-5-1822 by Isaac Stephens, J. P. page 106 [Nathan F. Sellers is son of Nathan A. Sellers and Sarah Finley]

Sellers, Robert to Elizabeth Ward 5-13-1819 by James Crawford, J. P. page 90 [Robert Sellers (FS L8Q1-LVL) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

Image 63 – page 57
Swihart, Jacob to Mary Selelrs 6-24-1830 by David Bridge, J.P. page 201

image 132 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im132-Selelrs
Sellers, David to Isabella Shields 1-23-1838 by Henry Kumler, M. G. pge 360 [David Sellers (FS L8QR-KPZ) is son of Joseph Sellers and Rachel Summers]

image 142 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im142-Sellers
West, William H. to Celia Amanda Sellers 8-3-1837 by I. Stephens, J. P. page 334 [Celia Amanda Sellers (FS L4TB-5DY) is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

image 144 saved as OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-IM144-Sellers
Wilson, Harry H. to Margaret Sellers 2-2-1832 by David Bridge, J. P. page 234 [Margaret Sellers (L4TB-5Q4) is daughter of William David Sellers and Sarah Crawford]

image 145 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-im145-Sellers
Zeller, Isaac (FS KH4V-2GF) to Levinia Enochs 3-1-1838 by Henry Kesling, J. P. page 347

Zellers, David A to Susan E Sellers (FS KHH7-KNG) 11-17-1840 by George Bonebreak, Eld. page 384

image 122 saved as Oh-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol2-Im122-Sellers
Morrow, George [FS LCXK-QR5] to Anna M. Sellers 11-5-1840 by John M. Gray, J. P. (no page # 390-391) [Anna M. Sellers is Fannie Marie Sellers (FS LK5P-Q3C), daughter of Nathan Douglas Sellers and Susanna Hawk]

Image 61 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im61-Crawford
Stoner, John to Polly Crawford 1-18-1821 by R. Dooley, M.G. page 109 [Polly Crawford is daughter of James and Sally Crawford]

Image 41 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im41-Crawford
Lybrook, Jacob to Elizabeth Crawford 8-17-1809 by Train Caldwell page 6 [FS Jacob Lybrook KD71-FPZ Elizabeth is daughter of William Crawford and Isabella McClure]

image 17 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im17-Crawford
Casada, Thomas to Rachel Crawford 12-23-1817 – lisc [FS Thomas Cassady Jr LK7S-Q13 Rachel is daughter of David Lloyd Daniel Crawford]

Bride’s Index image 74 – OH-PReble-Marriage-Records-Im74-BridesIndex
Bride’s Index image 75 – OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Im75-BridesIndex

Image 11 OH-Preble-Marriage-Records-Vol1-Im11-Crawford
Black, Jacob to Sally Crawford 1-1-1829 by N. Benjamin, J.P. page 174 [FS for Jacob Black LZXB-W85]

Crawford – Duggins Marriage Bond

Garrard County, Kentucky, Courthouse, Bond for marriage of James Crawford and Sally Duggins, #101, James Crawford, 12 September 1799; County Clerk, Garrard County, Kentucky, Lancaster, KY.

This is to certyfy that I am willing
to join in marriage with James Crawford
given under my hand this day duly [signed]

Know all men by these presents that
we James Crawford and James Sellers are
heto and firmly bound unto James Garrard
Esq. Governor of Kentucky in the just and
full sum of Fifty pound currant money
to which payment will and truly to be
made we bind our selves our heirs & jointly
and severally firmly by these presents [sealed] and
dated this 12 day of Sept. 1799

The condition of the above obligation
is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly
into to be solemnized between the above bound
James Crawford and Sally Duggins for

which a license has issued now if there
be no lawful cause to obstruct the sd
marriage then the above obligation so
be void Else to remain in full force and
virtue

James Crawford (seal)
James Sellers (seal)

Configuring Crawford FAN Club in My Tree

Do you have ‘floating’ or ‘orphan’ trees in your Ancestry tree? I know that I do have ‘floaters’ in my tree. I recently watched a Genealogy TV video by Constance Knox on how to make connections to link some of those ‘floaters’ to my big tree.

Today, I decided to get this set up for some of the members of my Crawford FAN Club:


First, I created a ‘Custom Tag’ called FanClub Crawford and attached it to each member of the FAN club.

I also added comments:

  • Explain FAN club membership
  • Explain links located at bottom of page
  • Provide link to my blog — particularly the Untangling James Crawford post when appropriate

Hopefully, this will not only help me ‘migrate’ around my tree, but also help others see potential connections among this group of people.
This process has been very helpful since it helped me put in writing the members of the fan club.