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Thanks, Patti, for passing this along and thank, Craig, for the
explanation. It's so easy for me to forget to read web materials with a
VERY CRITICAL eye. After all, "it's in writing!" :-)
Lyn P. Baird
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This happened because Ancestry does not know what it is dealing with. The
actual title of the series of records is "General Index to Pension Files,
1861-1934". It covers not only the Civil War but the Spanish-American War,
Philipine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion and the Regulars. WWI is not well
represented because the Veterans Administration (now Bureau of Veterans
Affairs) took the disability system over during WWI.
Looking for connections for William Poythress, 12th Virginia Infantry, died
Point Lookout, Maryland and William Poythress, 12th Va. Artillery Battn.,
CSA pension, resided Petersburg.
Looking for connections for William D. Poythress who married Louisa O.
Craig R. Scott, CGRS
Willow Bend Books
65 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157-5026
----- Original Message -----
From: "Koscheski" <pattited(a)thevine.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 12:43 AM
Subject: Another place to search
> this was on the ancestry email in case anyone missed it. Thought it might
be helpful to some. Patti
> LATER MILITARY ENTRIES FOUND IN CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX
> My grandmother's family all lived in southeastern Pennsylvania
> during the Civil War, so although her grandfathers would have been a
> little too old and her father too young to be soldiers, it seemed
> that checking the Civil War Pension Index for my surnames would still
> be a good idea. I was surprised to find her father, James Fraley
> GOERKE, listed in the Index. He had not served in the Civil War, but
> his record showed service in 1896-98 (Infantry) and again in 1917-20
> (Navy). I don't know what he was doing on the Civil War Index, but I
> thought that others might want to check for their "too young" great-
> grandfathers as well. You might get lucky!
> Kary Nelson
> Fort Collins, CO
> Ancestry.com Data Subscribers can access the Civil War Pension Index
> at: http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwpi/main.htm
> ==== POYTHRESS Mailing List ====
> Poythress Geneaology Research Web
this was on the ancestry email in case anyone missed it. Thought it might be helpful to some. Patti
LATER MILITARY ENTRIES FOUND IN CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX
My grandmother's family all lived in southeastern Pennsylvania
during the Civil War, so although her grandfathers would have been a
little too old and her father too young to be soldiers, it seemed
that checking the Civil War Pension Index for my surnames would still
be a good idea. I was surprised to find her father, James Fraley
GOERKE, listed in the Index. He had not served in the Civil War, but
his record showed service in 1896-98 (Infantry) and again in 1917-20
(Navy). I don't know what he was doing on the Civil War Index, but I
thought that others might want to check for their "too young" great-
grandfathers as well. You might get lucky!
Fort Collins, CO
Ancestry.com Data Subscribers can access the Civil War Pension Index
This week's issue of Ancestry's weekly news letter gives an address through
which one may access many of Ancestry's complete databases. One can spend a
chasing all the Poythresses listed. This thing should not be "oversold", it
is that complilation of submissions by various researchers and is only as
good as the researcher who submitted it.
The address is below if you want to poke about in there:
Also, as I move to a new house I'll be shutting down over the weekend and
probably be back up towards the end of next week.
Jean and I are moving three or four whole blocks to a one story house on
11/1. New address will be 15 Glenwood Road, Louisville, KY 40222.
Phone # remains the same: 502-425-4361
e-mail remains the same: vkratliff(a)aol.com.
Best to you all,
I believe there have been some negative comments before
regarding Heritage Books on this Surname List. Since a County List that
I have subscribed to is touting sending information to them, I'd like to
hear what anybody has to say about them.
Thanks, Pat Autry
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:03:24 -0400
From: Nancy Gay Crawford <MeMeC(a)planters.net>
Subject: [GASCREVE] Gay/Poythress Marriage
Can anyone help with the descendants of this union and dates
of birth, death and marriage? Thanks, Nancy
Frances M.3 Gay, born 1854; died Unknown. She married Chalrie
Poythress. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millen, Jenkins Co.,
Nancy: by copy of this one to the Poythress listserver I'm asking Bud
Poythress or anyone else) to see if we can do anything with this one. My
crowd of Poythresses pretty much stayed around that 34th Militia District in
Screven County but it is my impression that some of Bud's folks drifted over
into Jenkins County (where they put that vile mustard sauce on their barbeque
<g>) and Bud has a dab of information on some of these people. In fact, I
think that very Oak Hill cemetery was one that Bud inventoried with me along
one August day when we were writin' and blowin' gnats.
Bud, would you reply to Nancy and let her know if you have a bead on this
Poythress? Many thanks.
(John M. Poythress)
But you really have to work at it:
I've put up a page with some Prince George County History information
and some sources of information about historic sites. More will be added
later on. While it is oriented more toward history than genealogy, there
might be something there of interest to genealogists too.
Take a look at
Eve S. Gregory, Director
Virginia Foundation for Archaeological Research, Inc.
A few months ago, we discussed the Poythress list members sharing gedcoms.
I am happy to work with any of you who might like to create a small visual
chart from your information or gedcom. Perhaps Al would like to post some
of these on line?
However, for the really ambitious and organized ones among us, I want to
share one source of large charts you can purchase on line at ancestry.com.
I haven't tried it yet myself. If anyone has or has another source of large
(24'X36' in this case) chart, I'd be interested in hearing about it. I find
it a bit frustrating that the price of these charts (smaller ones are
available) is not readily apparent.
Creating a gedcom
Using your gedcom to create a large chart
In this month's issue of Georgia Genealogy Magazine was a newly found list of
Georgia Land Lottery winners in Columbia County.....the list had been
misplaced for a couple of centuries.
Couple of interesting observations that might help if anyone is digging in
this source in the future:
1) Orphans of John Doe.....were universally listed under the "O's" and not
of the deceased parent.
2) The proliferation of "Orphans of" in the listing suggests what is already
all the "qualified to draw" who listed themselves as "Orphans of" were
on the up and up; plus, a lot of politics entered the scenario.
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