Sunday, October 7, 2012

Family Bible: William John Stavely Cathcart (1823-1901).


Through the tremendous generosity of a fellow genealogical researcher, I have recently a obtained a family Bible (along with several other documents) belonging to William John Stavely Cathcart (1823-1901).

Perhaps the most interesting document included was a letter written to William by his father-in-law, Rev. Thomas Ketchin (1786-1855) in 1854.

Digital images of the Bible entries (birth, death, marriage dates), the letter mentioned above, a money bond, and a soap recipe can be found here:

http://johnsanpublications.com/genealogy/Cathcarts_Illinois.html#sources

I would welcome all comments/corrections on my transcription… or any other communication with respect to these documents.

Cheers,
John

Saturday, August 18, 2012

yDNA TiP report

New video outlining FamilyTreeDNA.com's TiP report...

YouTube video

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cathcart yDNA Study

Our Cathcart yDNA study (on FamilyTreeDNA.com) continues to grow.  We now have 38 members and our group has expanded to include other genetic testing (mtDNA, FamilyFinder, and others).

For more information about the why and how of genetic testing, visit my main genealogical website.

Please join us!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mary Catherine McCreight (nee Truesdale)

I've just added information about Mary Catherine Truesdale (1840-1932), wife of Daniel Baker McCreight.

Related Families

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

Just added a gravestone photo for Margaret Crawford (born c. 1793, died 1/19/1864 aged 71). Not sure if this is her maiden or married name.

Any ideas?

There are also new updates for several other Surnames: Crawford, Matthews, Elliott and more.

Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

Just updated the cemetery listing for this web page.  New gravestones added for the following surnames:

  • McCreight
  • Beaty
  • Stewart

I still have about 25 more gravestones to add.

As always, if you would like copies of any of the photos, please let me know.

Cheers,

John

Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Winnsboro, SC

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Will Book C, Alachua County, Florida

I was sent Robert Lara Cathcart's will recently by the Alachua County Florida Clerk of the Court, (thanks very much Jim!).

There are mentions of several children, grandchildren and a look into the guardianship of the Shirley grandchildren. Perhaps this has something to do with Robert's son-in-law Darling Shirley getting $1!

If you continue to search, you'll find several other interesting listings.

Will Book C, Alachua County, Florida