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Re: Lookup for 1850 Choctaw census: Williams
Posted by: Jay Stein (ID *****4633) Date: April 26, 2004 at 12:04:29
In Reply to: Re: Lookup for 1850 Choctaw census: Williams by Charles Smith of 521


<<shows Winnifred...born in SC>> I can see your logic there..

<<family who own the cemetery land>> Yes, that's correct. The farmer you've talked to is probably Jim.

<<Montgomery County History>> Yes, I've seen it <grin>. The articles to which she refers are probably the ones I wrote, but at that time period my Mother was still living, and she and I worked on the family history together, and we found it simpler when working on her family history, to sign all letters, queries, articles, etc., with her name, which included her maiden name, and it just caused less problems back in "those days." People would see my name, and ask "Who is this?," and we just found that her "cousins," were more apt to reply, etc., if they saw that "Curtis" name. <grin> Or at least so it seems. If I recall, although I've not looked at the Heritage book in many years, I had one error in the Curtis history, where I stated that a Trustram Thomas (d. 1686) was the son of a Christopher Thomas (d. 1670). Further research show this Christopher to be Trustram's Brother and that Trustram's father, also named Christopher, died in 1635 in County Kent, England.

<<Lois is not well, and is now in a nursing home in Winona>> Interestingly enough, a good friend of mine in Kilmichael and I were talking about Marion and Lois just this past week and he had planned to get over to Winona during the weekend and visit Lois. Haven't talked with him since then, so don't know if he made it over to see her, or not. He's up in his eighties now, but Marion and Lois used to be his neighbors at one time.

<<Holmes Curtis>> Yeah, he's one of mine. I don't recall exact how he's kin, as there is more than one marriage between the Holmes family nad the Curtis family there in Montgomery County. He's kin, though not close, but not real distant either. Probably a "second cousin," or a "first cousin twice" or "thrice-removed," or something like that <grin>.

<<Did I tell you that I found my wife's relative in the company roster with Hopkins and Williams>>No you hadn't, but I started transcribing one of the rosters of Isaac Williams' company and I recall seeing two "Hopkins" in the muster roll. I don't recall the name "Nash" though in the particular muster I'm currently transcribing. I've almost got it finished, but I'll explain further in a future post.

- Jay

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