DRIGGERS--Who were parents and/or siblings of Rebecca M.
married Thomas I. Davenport in 1858 in White County?
Rockport, IL 60441.
AUSTIN--Need death date for Martha Austin, widow of Elisha
Austin died in 1858; does anyone have the exact date?
We have received a copy of "Joseph Puntenney and Sarah
Maryland" from Joseph Mack Ralls.
Some years ago, Mr. Ralls
learned he was
descended from Robert Ralls and Margaret Puntney of White
then, he has pursued his line back to Joseph Puntenney, born
and married Sarah Hollingsworth in Baltimore County, Md. Through
generations, this couple have over 1,400 known descendants to
Ralls' book is completely indexed to make for speedy
ago, Mr. Ralls sent us his work on the Ralls line, also.
A few years ago, while searching for clues for Mr. Ralls, I
Cemetery (which has almost disappeared).
of the members in the Boultinghouse saga which recently appeared
space, is also buried in Ralls Cemetery.
In old marriage records, researchers are apt to come across
relative served as bondsman for the groom.
I noted an
ancestor of mine in
Caswell County, N.C. was bonded for $1,000.
This sounds like
a lot of money
for the early 1800s. A bond verified that the groom was able to
was defined as follows: The groom was not a servant; he was not
a slave; he
was not impotent; and he was not already married!
A clipping in our files from a March 1975 Illinois Baptist
mentions the death of Ida Fuller, 100.
Miss Fuller received
Social Security number in America. She was #000-00-001.
first Social Security check ever paid out.
She had paid $22
in FICA taxes
and at the time of her death, had collected $21,000 in Social
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