Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Your Best “Genealogy Find” This Week (or Month)

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers:

It is Saturday Night time once more –
Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


Right here is your project in case you select to play alongside (cue the Mission Unattainable music):


1)  What was your greatest “family tree discover” this week (or this month, or this 12 months)?  Was it a brand new ancestor, a brand new document, a brand new conclusion drawn, a brand new {photograph}, or one thing else?

2)  Inform us in your personal weblog publish, in a remark to this weblog publish, or on Fb.  Make sure to depart a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog publish on this publish.

Here is mine:

Whereas engaged on the Ephraim Buck genealogy sketch on Wednesday, I famous that every one I had for his dying was “1734” with no day/month, no location, and no supply.  I attempted to enhance that date based mostly on a document or some supply.  A search on Ancestry, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, WikiTee, Geni, Google, and American Ancestors discovered no dying, burial, or probate document.  Nonetheless, I discovered a number of land information in Middlesex County, Massachusetts on FamilySearch Historic Data by shopping the deed indexes and captured a number of deed photographs.  One in every of them was very useful – right here is my summary of the deed:

“Ephraim Buck, yeoman of Wilmington, offered two parcels of land in Woburn to his son Ephraim Buck, husbandman of Wilmington, on 15 March 1738/9. for 200 kilos in cash.  The primary parcel was the homestead now in Wilmington bounds containing about 50 acres adjoining.  The land was bounded easterly on Andover highway, northerly by Daniel Eames, westerly by Maple Meadow in Woburn, and southerly by his brother Samuel Buck.  A second parcel was the land bought by Ephraim Buck from Benjamin Johnson.  He reserved one half of the homestead, the barn, and the land bounded on Andover highway for his use and profit for his lifetime.  The deed was signed by Ephraim and his spouse Esther Buck, who relinquished her thirds.  The deed was recorded on 21 June 1742.”

The clincher right here is that Ephraim’s spouse, Esther (Wagget) Buck is recognized on this deed, and it was executed on 15 March 1738/9.  So Ephraim Buck was nonetheless alive on 15 March 1738/9.  It was recorded within the document ebook on 21 June 1742.  That does not imply that Ephraim Buck died earlier than that date, however it’s a potential clue that he did.  

So I used to be ready so as to add a dying date of “after 15 March 1738/9” to Ephraim’s life sketch.

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