Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
In an effort to chip away at my brick wall, I am looking for a marriage record for Lucy Wilson, daughter of George W. Wilson, to George W. Thompson.
George Washington Wilson, born about 1804-07, appears on the Owen County censuses for 1850, 1860, and 1870 in District #2, District #1, and Harmony Precinct, respectively, with his wife Adell (also Dilly and Cordelia), who was born about 1810-1813. (It's possible that Adell and Cordelia are different people.) Apparently, he often called himself G. Washington and Washington Wilson.
Lucy appears in the 1850 census, age 13. She should have been married by 1855 because she had a son in 1856, but ... It's possible that she was 18 at her marriage and would not have required parental consent. Per the 1860 census of Pike County, IL, her name was Lucy A. (Wilson) Thompson.
George Washington Thompson, the groom, was supposedly from Daviess County, KY (per his oldest daughter's death certificate). That certificate also specifies Lucy Wilson as her mother.
George Washington Wilson, father of the bride, also had children Elizabeth (1833), Matthias (1835), Sally (1839), Ambrose (1844), Oliver (1848), and Permilia (1851).
If anyone knows of a marriage bond for Lucy Wilson and George Thompson, I would appreciate the information. If anyone knows of other Washington Wilson data, I'd appreciate that also.
Welcome to the KYOWEN mailing list!!
PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION so you have it for future reference.
PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE of your fellow list members. Some folks are beginners at computers and some to genealogy. The world is a better place when we are all patient with each other. Personal attacks, criticism, or flaming are never permitted.
HOW DO YOU POST? Send an email to email@example.com
WHAT SHOULD YOU POST?
1. Questions about your ancestors. Give as much detail as you can.
2. Interesting history that is relevant to the list.
3. Genealogy and family history conferences, even if they charge for admission.
4. Genealogy societies should feel free to post about their society and their websites.
5. Book reviews of genealogy books are reasonable to post. A list of books is not, but sharing a good genealogy book you've found is a good idea.
6. Links to personal blogs that are about genealogy. They can be your blog or another. Even if the blog has ads, that is not a problem.
7. New collections on various genealogy sites that are relevant. We don't want advertisements, but if you find an interesting collection on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Library of Congress, or some other site that has relevance to the list, let people know.
WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR POST?
1. An informative but concise subject line.
2. When replying to a previous message, be sure to check that the intended recipient's address is showing in the Send To box of your email BEFORE clicking on SEND.
3. Proofread and be sure you want your post public. All posts go in the archives!
WANT TO UNSUBSCRIBE?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put unsubscribe in the subject and body and nothing else.