Posted By:LINDA STRASHEIM
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Subject:Re: Jesse Light 1821
Post Date:April 16, 2009 at 12:12:11
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/light/messages/1893.html
Forum:Light Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/light/

DEAR JUDY,

YES, I WOULD BE QUITE INTERESTED(AND PATIENT)TO DISCOVER ANYTHING THAT MIGHT PERTAIN TO JESSE AND PLACE HIM A FAMILY OF ORIGIN!! IT DOES SOUND AS IF YOU MAY HAVE INFORMATION TO DO JUST THAT. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SIMPLY "SPINNING OUR WHEELS" BECAUSE NOTHING CONCRETE HAS "COME TO LIGHT" (NO PUN INTENDED)--SO, SOME FRESH CLUES AND POSSIBILITIES WOULD BE MOST WELCOME!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE. JESSE CAME TO MISSOURI FROM ILLINOIS VIA INDIANA AND VIRGINIA IN APPROX. 1873-1879 HE LISTS HIS BIRTHPLACE AS TENN.IN APPROX. 1821. HE WAS APPARENTLY MARRIED THERE--TO NANCY TALLENT, HAD ONE OR TWO SONS THERE, AND IS LISTED INSCOTT COUNTY, VIRGINIA CENSUS OF 1850. FOR THE NEXT THIRTY YEARS, HE HAD SIX MORE CHILDREN IN VARIOUS STATES: THE FAMILY MOVED TO INDIANA BRIEFLY, THE TO ILLINOIS, AND FINALLY SETTLED IN MISSOURI. THE FAMILY IS LISTED IN THE 1880 PHELPS COUNTY, MISSOURI CENSUS AND THEREAFTER NOT AGAIN!


HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU
LINDA LIGHT STRASHEIM