Amanuensis Monday/Marriage Returns Holmes Co. Ohio October 1871

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. From The National Standard Encyclopedia

Amanuensis Monday was started on the Transylvanian Dutch Blog. This link will take you to the page about Amanuensis and why one should transcribe the records !

Marriage Returns Holmes Co. Ohio  October 1871

page 162
Granted-October 9, 1871 Marriage License
Was granted this day to
Robert Cowell and Miss Elizabeth Arnold
Thomas Armor Probate Judge

Affidavit- blank

Return-State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify that on the 10th day of October A.D. 1871
Robert Co(a)well  and Elizabeth Arnold were legally joined in marriage by me a
Minister of the Gospel D.R. (?) No. 3233

October 10, 1871 marriage license
Was granted to
Joseph McDowel and Jamima Phillips
Thomas Armor Probate Judge

Affidavit-State of Ohio, Holmes County
Personally came Joseph McDowel apply for License for himself to be
Married to Jamima Phillips who being sworn, says he the said
Joseph McDowel  is over the age of twenty one and unmarried,
that said Jamima  Phillips is over the age of eighteen year and is unmarried,
resides in Holmes County, and they are not nearer in kin as first (handwritten second) cousins, and he knows no legal impediment to said marriage. His Signature Joseph McDowel

Return- State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify that on the 15th day of October AD 1871
Joseph McDowel and Jamima Phillips where legally joined
in marriage by me a Minister of the Gospel
W.L. Sharpe No. 3234


Granted- October 17, 1871
Marriage License was this day granted to
Charles B. Dickey
and Letty McCartney
Thomas Armor Probate Judge


Return-State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify on the 19th of October AD 1871
Charles B. Dickey and Letty McCartney
were legally joined in marriage by me a
Minister of the Gospel,  Geo. W. Peppet no. 3235

page 163

Granted-October 20, 1871
Marriage License was this day granted to
William J. Porter and Margret Emmons
Thomas Armor Probate Judge

Affidavit-Personally came William I Porter
apply for license for himself to be married to Margaret
Emmons, being sworn, says he the said William I Porter
is over the age of 21 years, is unmarried and the said Margaret
Emmons is over the age of 18 yrs , and is unmarried resides in
Holmes County and they are not nearer akin then first  (handwritten second)
cousins, and he knows of no legal impediment to said marriage.
William I. Porter Sworn to and abscribed to me this 20th day of October
1871  Thomas Armor Probate Judge

Return-State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify on the 2 day of October AD 1871
William I. Porter and Margaret Emmons
were legally joined in marriage by me a
Minister of the Gospel D.R. Moor no. 3236

 Granted- October 21, 1871
Marriage License was this day granted to
Daniel D. Frozer and Susan Oliver
Thomas Armor Probate Judge


Return-State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify that  on the 22 day of  October 1871
Daniel D. Frozer and Susan Oliver were legally
joined in marriage by me a Minister of the Gospel
Frederick I Chase no.3237

Granted October 25, 1871 Marriage License
Was this day granted to
David Mast and Barbary Koser


Return- State of Ohio, Holmes County
I certify that on the 29th day of October 1871
Daniel Mast and Barbara Kaser were legally
joined in marriage by me a Justice of the Peace
Daniel Bots. no.3238

Hope you find some one  you know or that you may have been looking for! Let me know, you might be kin as Miss McCartney and Mr. Dickey are Great x3 Grand Aunt and Uncle to me!

Happy Hunting!

Friday Family History/Happy 395TH Anniversary Adam and Elizabeth Creel Mott

Happy Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa!

After checking some information, I am not sure if they are my grandparents or not. They are someones, so I will leave it here with out my lineage attached.

Adam Mott and Elizabeth Creel were married on the 28 of October 1616. The marriage took place in Essex, England. I believe that Adam and Elizabeth where Quakers and I have record of another marriage for Adam to a Mary Lott and that records stated the marriage took place at the Society of Friends in Newport RI.

I am not, at this, moment sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mary is a second wife, as I have found other records that say he married second to a Sarah Mott.

While I was tracing from me back to Adam and Elizabeth, I noticed that I had some merging that needed to be done. The merging is now done and  I am hoping I did it right! Thank goodness for back ups!

Happy Hunting!

In The Solitude of the Day

Walking along the still quiet streets, in the middle of the day.
With only my dog by my side I began to wonder what the fall of 1918 in France was like. Did the men ever get a chance just to sit and listen to the rustling of the leaves to feel the breeze upon their faces. I look upon my mind’s eye and I see flaming colors that are the hedge rows, the yellows, oranges and brilliant reds. Natures beauty must have abounded even in the carnage of war. Young lovers walking hand in hand enjoying  solitude perhaps for a few moments. Fall is like that, she wraps you in her colors, teases your nose with the scents of fallen leave and the passing summer and the approaching winter, sometime soft and mellow like the fallen leaves, often times the warmth of summer and thrown in ,at will, the chill of winter that will soon come to stay.

As I returned to this time, and I approached my drive, I looked at my watch and I have been gone an hour, how time seems to stand still in the solitude of the day.


Beyond the Internet Geneameme

I found this Meme at Geniaus, who got it from Pauleen at Family history across the seas blog. Jump in and have some fun 😀 I am not sure if I will have many of these bolded. Most of my research has been on the internet.

Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item[]


  1. Looked at microfiche for BDM indexes which go beyond the online search dates.
  2. Talked to elderly relatives about your family history.[ lot more questions I should have asked of a lot more people, but I thought I had time]
  3. Obtained old family photos from relatives.
  4.  Have at least one certificate (birth/death/marr) for each great-grandparent.
  5. Have at least one certificate (birth/death/marr) for each great-great-grandparent.
  6. Seen/held a baptism or marriage document in a church, church archive or microfilm.
  7.  Seen your ancestor’s name in some other form of church record eg kirk session, communion rolls.
  8. Used any microfilm from an LDS family history centre for your research.
  9. Researched using a microfilm other than a parish register
  10. Used cemetery burial records to learn more about your relative’s burial. [WWI burial]
  11. Used funeral director’s registers to learn more about your relative’s burial
  12. Visited all your great-grandparents’ grave sites.
  13. Visited all your great-great-grandparents’ grave sites.
  14. Recorded the details on your ancestors’ gravestones and photographed them.
  15. Obtained a great-grandparent’s will/probate documents.[not actually a will, but Common pleas court, selling of land for debts and dowager rights this was actually 3rd and 4th great-grandparents]
  16. Obtained a great-great grandparent’s will/probate documents
  17. Found a death certificate among will documents.
  18. Followed up in the official records, something found on the internet.
  19. Obtained a copy of your immigrant ancestors’ original shipping records.
  20. Found an immigration nomination record for your immigrant ancestor
  21. Found old images of your ancestor’s place of origin (online or other).[pictures taken by a cousin who actually visited Scotland]
  22. Read all/part of a local history for your ancestor’s place of residence.
  23. Read all/part of a local history for your ancestor’s place of origin.
  24. Read your ancestor’s school admission records.
  25. Researched the school history for your grandparents.
  26. Read a court case involving an ancestor [see # 15]
  27. Read about an ancestor’s divorce case in the archives.
  28. Have seen an ancestor’s war medals.[ have great uncles dog tags]
  29. Have an ancestor’s military record 
  30. Read a war diary or equivalent for an ancestor’s battle.
  31. Seen an ancestor’s/relative’s war grave.[ have a photo]
  32. Read all/part of the history of an ancestor’s military unit
  33. Seen your ancestor’s name on an original land map.
  34. Found land selection documents for your immigrant ancestor/s.
  35. Found other land documents for your ancestor (home/abroad)[see # 15 land description with drawing]
  36. Located land maps or equivalent for your ancestor’s place of origin.
  37. Used contemporaneous gazetteers or directories to learn about your ancestors’ places.
  38. Found your ancestor’s name in a Post Office directory of the time.
  39. Used local government sewerage maps (yes, seriously!) for an ancestor’s street.
  40. Read an inquest report for an ancestor/relative (online/archives).
  41. Read an ancestor’s/relative’s hospital admission.
  42. Researched a company file if your family owned a business.
  43. Looked up any of your ancestor’s local government rate books or valuation records.
  44. Researched occupation records for your ancestor/s (railway, police, teacher etc).
  45. Researched an ancestor’s adoption. [not aware of any]
  46. Researched an ancestor’s insolvency.
  47. Found a convict ancestor’s passport or certificate of freedom.
  48. Found a convict ancestor’s shipping record.
  49. Found an ancestor’s gaol admission register.
  50. Found a licencing record for an ancestor (brands, publican, etc).
  51. Found an ancestor’s mining lease/licence.
  52. Found an ancestor’s name on a petition to government.
  53. Read your ancestor’s citizenship document. (All Aussie or British – no citizenship docs)
  54. Read about your ancestor in an undigitised regional newspaper.
  55. Visited a local history library/museum relevant to your family.
  56. Looked up your ancestor’s name in the Old Age Pension records.
  57. Researched your ancestor or relative in Benevolent Asylum/Workhouse records.
  58. Researched an ancestor’s/relative’s mental health records.
  59. Looked for your family in a genealogical publication of any sort (but not online remember).
  60. Contributed family information to a genealogical publication.

Wow, I have accomplished a bit more then I expected.

Happy Hunting!

“The Moment I Knew”…My addition to the Armchair Genealogist’s post

The Arm Chair Genealogist posted this morning “The Moment I Knew”.

I can honestly say there was not a crystallizing moment when I understood that I was was the keeper of the family story. It was just a matter that it was something I was going to do. My Mother and her siblings are very interested in their family history and genealogy, so I came to this at an early age. Cemeteries are nothing new to me, papers, family stories and pictures have always been around and abound.

There was a moment when I did understand that maybe it was time to that I should actually start doing my work and not just listening to the stories. It was after my father in law passed away. It was his family that had a mystery so I set out to see if I could solve it.
I have in the last 21 yrs figured out some of the puzzle, but I am now faced with a why to solve.  Isn’t that always the way.

Jim’s, my husband, Aunt gave me a had written family tree on a large piece of paper, many of the names reaching back to pre-revolution in VA and NC. I then started working on his mother’s family tree and trying to fill in the blanks that she left in the tree. I had marvelous success with this. It seems to me that Mountain folk, or maybe southern folk in general have a keen understanding and appreciation for their ancestors and are liable to have much of their lineage either in their heads or actually written or perhaps it was just this  Eastern Kentucky family that had the desire to know their past. I have much more to do on this family, I have tucked them away for a while so that I could concentrate on my paternal lineage. Mom is busy working her lineage and I thought it best that I get some of Dad’s taken care of. This journey as been an exciting one! When I was working on Jim’s family it was his and even though it was fun and challenging it didn’t leave me with as much excitement as I find doing my history.

Now all I have to do is learn to stick with one person at a time and get them all fleshed out before moving on to the next person. If anyone has any clue on how to do this please drop me a note and let me know how you manage it.

Happy Hunting!