Category Archives: Speculation

Joseph Golliday Will

Well, today I got my packet of info on Joseph Golliday’s will. In the words of the people from the Nebraska State Historical Society ” the quality of the prints is regrettably very poor”. The originals were apparently quite faded … Continue reading

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whitney odds and ends

In 1910 Living with Jacob and Eva Moser in Rocks Falls are Earl and Ida Fink who are Mary Pearl Whitney Fink’s children (Oliver and Cordelia’s grandchildren). Mary died in around 1905. Ida later lives with Josephine Whitney Callwell another … Continue reading

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New info on the older Israel Blagg

Just came across a reference to Israel Blagg: Miller’s Weekly Messenger Pendleton, SouthCarolina Editor, John Miller and Son. Abstracted by G. Anne Sheriff October 20. 1810 John C. Calhoun elected to Congress from united districts of Abbeville, Laurens and Newbury. … Continue reading

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another version of the Moser/Golliday/Miller Feud

from http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nephelps/2006Mar.pdf here’s another version of the murder trial of William “Crazy” Miller. “Now an old timer has come to our rescue and tells of what was, without a possibility of a doubt, the first grand jury session in the … Continue reading

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Notes on Dorcas Blair parents — Errors out there

I am finding that the info on Dorcas parents is messy out there on the web.   Her father William Hiram Blair and mother Elizabeth Black are pretty well documented.  HOWEVER, William is getting confused with another William Blair.  So our … Continue reading

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Some research notes

This is info on the Blaggs of Highland County Virginia who don’t seem directly connected.

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Questions Questions I got Questions! (more research thoughts)

I’ve been trying to organize some of the early 1800 Blagg info and I’ve become confused beyond belief. First off I want to just thank all the blagg families for naming their children all the same names.  <sarcasm> I’m convinced … Continue reading

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more on William Blagg Cherokee application

Just a summary of some info… *posted by me on genforum also but doing it here so I can find it : ) Connections between Blaggs, Fields, Muskrats based on Cherokee Apllication: I think this is right but it’s open … Continue reading

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Blagg Updates and more questions

So, I found some new Blagg info and as usual it creates as many questions as it answers. First off, I was looking at the NARA site and found WIlliam and John Blagg listed with a Cherokee application. Surprisingly just … Continue reading

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I opened a can of worms and got a headache!!

Ever feel you’re just opening a can of worms when you go back and see if there’s new info on an ancestor? Well, I usually do. Here’s a case in point: Israel Blagg. ( Beware sarcasm below!)

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