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From "The Barent Jacobsen Cool Family," Richard H. Benson, Newbury Street Press, Boston, 2001. Barent Jacobsen Cool sailed to New Amsterdam, possibly from Amsterdam as a sailor in late 1632 on the ship Soutberg, which arrived in April 1633 with 140 soldiers. At that time, New Amsterdam, now New York City, had a population of only 400 to 500 people. On June 8, 1633, he and six others signed a treaty with the Sickename Indians for purchasing land on the Connecticut River. The cost was...
From online site, but references will books: William Bourne left an estate of about $1,814.65.  Will dated July 31st, 1826, probated Nov. 1826. Will book C, f508, Jessamine County, KY records. On July 27, 1827, Catherine Bourne, his widow, objected to the provisions of her husband's will and renounced the provisions contained in it. Will book D.h106, Jessamine County, KY. William Bourne, Willbook C, h508 left son Moses ($1.00), sons William and James (land) and rest of estate to be...
John D. Bourn is a native of Missouri and was born August 5 1850. His father, William Bourn, was born in Kentucky, but moved to Missouri in in an early day, where he was one of the leading farmers of his county. He was a Master Mason, a justice of the peace of Scotland county a number of years, a member of the Baptist Church almost from infancy, and died in that faith on the 12th of December, 1887. John D. Bourn is the third in a family of fourteen children named as follows-Eliza C., Ambers...
John J. Bourn, a well to do farmer and stock dealer of Scotland County, Missouri and a resident of Miller township, was born in Howard County, Missouri on September 17, 1836.  Son of John D. and Nancy Higbee Bourn.  It is thought that the father was a native of Fayette County, Kentucky.  He died in Scotland County, Missouri in the year 1878 at the age of 84 years.  He came from Lexington, Kentucky to Howard County at a very early date and was one of the counties early settlers.  In 1841 he...
In 1868, William Winston Dabney, recorded several wills in his possession to replace those destroyed when Richmond burned during the Civil War.Susanna, widow of the first Cornelius Dabney, (who died before May 1694 in New Kent Co., Virginia, his land would fall in Hanover when it was created) & __ AndersonHanover County Will Book I. (At Hanover Court House.) Page 632. In the name of God Amen I Susannah Anderson of St. Paul's Parish in the county of Hanover, widow being in perfect health...
Newlyweds in Taxi Escape Truck Load Regarding some of the incidents connected with the recent marriage of Miss Helen Clinger, of this city and Henry Lenser, of Cornplanter Hill, the Pennsylvania News has the following to say: Following the marriage of Miss Helen Clinger, clerk, division accountant’s office, Oil City, and Henry Lenser of Cornplanter Hill, former clerk in division engineer’s office, ensued an exciting chase. They left immediately for a wedding trip to Buffalo and Cleveland,...
Abstract of Deed dated JUNE 25, 1798  and recorded SEPTEMBER 19, 1798by Sharon Frakes MassmannDeed Book 1-2 AGreene County, PennsylvaniaPage 293-294Deed: Henry Frakes        toRobert FrakesThis Indenture made the twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight Between Henry Frakes Senor and Elenor his Wife of Green. County and State of Pensylvania  of the one part, and Robert Frakes of the County and State aforesaid of the other party Witnesseth...
There have been three men who have done excellent and admirable research on the Watts Families of Culpeper, Orange and Stafford Counties of Virginia. These men are Charles B. Heinemann, Edward Watts and Dr. Wade Watts. While I agree with many of their conclusions and have had the benefit of seeing their research and conclusions, I have also had the benefit of YDNA results of the Watts DNA Project with Familytreedna and have also followed the land grants and deeds, thus reaching my own...
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