Set in Stone

Following up on the stonemasons that live around Levi in the 1860 Census, I found John B. Hollingsworth from Butler Pennsylvania living with a Kelso Family. He is listed under a “Smith” Kelso who is also a stonecutter. Smith Kelso actually is Smith Kelsay and is part of the Kelsay family that moves to Indiana …

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John Bayer 1782 Butler PA

I attempted some follow up on the Thompson children living with John Bayer born 1782 in Ireland. These are further Thompsons who live near John B Hollingsworth in Butler PA. There are multiple names in North Butler at the time that seem like I might be looking at an extended family. John Bayer has a …

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A Comforting Thought and Some Follow Up on Carles

First some follow up on Carles Thompson. It turns out that Carles Thompson and Susannah from Butler County PA (see last post Hollingsworths next door) are actually Charles Thompson and Susannah Colby from Butler County PA. I was able to find some family history on them. Charles is born in Massachusetts and his daughters marry …

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Hollingsworths Next Door

With our paternity in question and just more confusion in the world of DNA, I decided to go back and look at the people around Levi again. I’m sure I’ve noted in the past that the person living next door to Levi in Van Buren Indiana in 1860 is a Stonemason and wondered openly if …

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Thompsons Thompsons Everywhere

So now I have another ball in the air. These Berks PA Thompsons. Without more details on where their information comes from, I can’t say what to do with them. Is it a story, does it come from a church record, are there siblings for Levi? With a birth and death date for Albert E …

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John Thompson – the man of a thousand faces

This is a fools errand. The whole thing really, but especially this track of trying to find John Thompson from Centre Butler PA. Given my options, I thought it would be good to review my notes on John Thompson (listed here as a pioneer of the Pittsburgh area and moving into Butler county from Washington …

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Albert E Thompson and the Silcotts

I recently found a listing for Levi Thompson that had parents assigned to it. Finding a listing for Levi is rare enough, but finding parents was very exciting. This tree was designed from the perspective of the Silcott branch of the family and had wonderful pictures of Emma/Emily Thompson (Levi Thompson’s daughter) her husband John …

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Needle in the Needle Stack, Pioneer Style

Butler county Pennsylvania has presented a conundrum. I can’t find any references to Levi Thompson. There actually seem to be very few Levis at all. I did find a Levi Campbell who would be much younger than Levi Thompson, living with a Thompson family, but that’s about as close as I’ve gotten. The other side …

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The End and the Beginning

When I ordered my records from the State digital archives I also ordered several other records from Madison County. From the Anderson Library I ordered some obituaries I thought might belong to my family and I also ordered death records from the county using the forms I got from the Madison County Historical society. The …

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Butler County Pennsylvania

I did a search of the Indiana State Digital Archives and found a civil war record for Levi Thompson. His civil war records have been the most effective way to track him (as in the 1890 veteran’s roll in Ohio). Unlike his other documents from the National Archives or his online indexes, this one listed …

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