Sunday, August 23, 2015

Census Sunday - Charles B. Sharp household, 1910 U.S. Census, Taney Co., Mo.

Charles B. and Bertie Sharp were enumerated in the 1910 U.S. census on 21 April 1910[1]. They were living in Forsyth Village, Swan Township, Taney County, Missouri. Here, is an extract of their census data from lines 63 and 64...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1917 Postmarked Envelope, C. B. Sharp to Ida Slesser

This treasure is an envelope without its contents.[1] Nevertheless, it tells us the residences of the sender and recipient on 17 September 1917. The recipient, Mrs. Ida Slesser was in Carrsville, Kentucky and the sender, C. B. Sharp, attorney-at-law, was in Forsyth, Missouri.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Albert H. Slesser and Ida Washer, 1899

Albert H. Slesser, of Carrsville, Kentucky, and Ida Washer, of Livingston County, Kentucky, were married on 7 February 1899[1]. This was the second marriage for both bride and groom. The ceremony was officiated by B. A. Brandon, in Carrsville. The marriage bond reports the ages of Ida and Albert were 38 and 48, respectively. Scanned images of the marriage certificate and bond follow.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thompson and Robertson Property Sale to Ruby Hefley, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, 1961

In this warranty deed[1], Aimee W. Thompson and Hallie D. Robertson, grantors, convey the property at 1980 Young Ave., Shelby County, Memphis, Tennessee, to Ruby Hefley, grantee, on 23 June 1961. Images of the deed and commentary follow:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Affidavit of Heirship by Essie Gwartney, Memphis, TN, 1961

In this Affidavit of Heirship[1], Mrs. Essie Gwartney makes a sworn and notarized statement, dated 16 June 1961, that she knew the decedent Ida B. Slesser for 81 years and Ida's only children are Aimee W. Thompson and "Hattie" D. Robertson.  An image of the affidavit and commentary follow: