Transcription: A Letter Home-Abia Minor

Abia Minor was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania in about 1815, the son of stock drover John Pierson Minor and his first wife, Hannah McClelland. As a young man Abia (a-bye-ya) followed his family's tradition, bought and farmed land near the town of Bridgeville in what was then western Virginia. But he had aspirations that … Continue reading Transcription: A Letter Home-Abia Minor

Transcript Tuesday: General Affidavit for Pension Claim of Serena C. Sayles, 27 August 1895

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT State of Virginia, County of Mecklenburg, ss: In the matter of the application for pension of Mrs. Serena C. Sayles, widow of Ira Sayles, Co. H. 130. Regt. N.Y. Inf. On this 27thday of August, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, personally appeared before me, a Notary in and for the aforesaid County, duly … Continue reading Transcript Tuesday: General Affidavit for Pension Claim of Serena C. Sayles, 27 August 1895

The Last Will of Thomas Rowlett: 1806

Source: Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 5, p 320, 1806; accessed digitally from Family Search (familysearch.org) September 13, 2018. In late December of 1805, Thomas Rowlett of Mecklenburg County wrote a new will. ┬áLess than a month later, the son of William Rowlett and step-mother Sarah Neal Archer Rowlett was dead. ┬áThomas left an estate … Continue reading The Last Will of Thomas Rowlett: 1806