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Re: Parley and Christina of Jennings Co, IN
Posted by: Melissa Noll (ID *****8800) Date: March 10, 2003 at 17:20:23
In Reply to: Re: Parley and Christina of Jennings Co, IN by Georgia Hines of 825

Georgia, You don't know how happy I am to hear from anyone with any information about the Hartwell's. My mother will be thrilled that I've heard from another of her cousins. I believe I have some pictures of your mother and maybe your father that I recently acquired from my mother. Unfortunately, Grandpa was not able to find out much information from the Hartwell's in searching out his mother's family, and now, in my generation there are many things we would like to know. I am still looking for clues as to who his father was. He never knew and the Hartwell's wouldn't tell him. He always went by the last name of Hartwell. In the 1920 census he is listed as a Hansel, but I believe Charles Hansel was the father of Augusta's children. In the 1930 census, and in the Hartwell family Bible, his last name is Warden. We knew this name, but always assumed it was an extra middle name. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a birth certificate under any of those names. Anyway, after all that, my question for you is whether you know of any Native American blood in the Hartwell's? Grandpa and his 2 brothers definitely had Indian features and he was always told it came through the Hartwell's, but I can't find any evidence of this. I believe it could have come from his unknown father. Not looking to reveal any deep, dark family secrets, but since most of those involved are now dead, I don't believe they can be hurt. What's most important to me is preserving our families history for our children. Sorry for the long reply and thanks in advance for any further help you can give me! Melissa

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