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Mysterious History: Illinois

    Who was the companion who accompanied Lincoln on this walk? Do we know? The clip is from A Student’s History of Illinois and is courtesy the wonderful folks at archive.org.  Desertelephant 2014   Advertisements

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Mysterious History Minnesota

Put on your hats, Sherlocks.  Your services are needed on the prairie between Park Rapids and Detroit Lakes.  (Minnesota, USA)    Midway between MN Hwy 34 and MN Hwy 71, on what is known locally as the Two Inlets road (or … Continue reading

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Known Name Changes

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Pickett Cemetery

History 1892 map of Evergreen Township, rural Frazee, Becker County This 1892 map shows the location of Pickett Cemetery in Evergreen township, northeast quarter of Section 14.   The cemetery was established on the property of Eli Samuel Pickett.  The earliest … Continue reading

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DNA for William Carr ( b. 1791 d. Mercer County, IL )

‘Tis a chasm, constantly changing, swirling, calming,…’tis the circle of life.  Kj A few years ago I was happy to find that a male member of the Mercer county Carr line had been tested.  I tried to contact this participant, whom I know only … Continue reading

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Errors in Published Carr Pedigrees

Errors in data resources available on the internet: (Note links are deactivated. Use search engine to find site.) Posted as   ‘Son Stephen Carr [author of the letter above] married Annie B. Wood, daughter of John and Anna Wood of Norway, … Continue reading

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William Carr and Elizabeth Armstrong

William Carr married Elizabeth Armstrong on October 21, 1821, at St.Mary’s  in Carlisle, Cumberland, England.  The nave of the church and the stained glass window on the east side of the church were kept intact despite modifications made to the church after their marriage in 1821. Elizabeth was … Continue reading

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