Biography of Frank Alexander Montgomery

Planter, Legislator, Judge Frank Alexander Montgomery was born in Adams County, Mississippi on January 7, 1830. His paternal grandfather, Alexander Montgomery, was one of the first pioneers to settle in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and his maternal grandfather, Colonel Cato West, served as governor of the state. When Montgomery was orphaned at a young age, he …

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Biography of Dr. John Shaw

In 1805 John Shaw wrote a letter to President Jefferson in which he expressed his admiration for the President’s politics and introduced himself as “a native of North Carolina, descended from European parents.” He had been in the Natchez District and active in politics as early as 1797 when he served on a Citizen’s Committee …

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Revolutionary Pensioners – 1.6+ million Documents

This collection of records includes images of entire pension files for soldiers and sailors who served during the Revolutionary War. These records reveal more details about the veteran’s history and service unlike selected service records chosen for genealogical content. They also contain more specific information about a soldier’s family, state of health, and life after …

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Instructions on the Use of the Starr Genealogy

The Starr Genealogy is a wonderful tool for genealogists to discover their Cherokee genealogy. Unfortunately, Starr uses a very unique and often confusing method of showing the relationships between people. This article hopes to shed some light on how to use the Starr Genealogy to find your own Cherokee Roots. Interpreting the Starr Genealogies The …

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Missouri Marriages

I posted today on AccessGenealogy, over 25,000 marriage records dating from 1807-1880 for the state of Missouri. Most of these transcribed records were published in a series of manuscripts that came directly from the Office of Recorder for each county. We presently have records for the following counties in Missouri: Audrain, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, …

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1840 Pensioner Index

Today, I began posting to AccessGenealogy a database of the 1840 Pensioner Index. The information included within this database includes the applicants name, age, town, county, and state, as well as the head of household with which the individual was enumerated in. The data itself comes from the 1840 census, which asked for the names …

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