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Re: Is this research logical??
In Response To: Re: Is this research logical?? ()

Arlene, thanks for the great advice. This just takes me in another direction and more possible research. You could also be correct about them not being siblings but related.

We know who James Henry Patton's father is. This information has always been passed down generation through generation. Proving it will be very difficult, But getting the death certificates and seeing who the father is if its listed will give me more answers.

Rush, Rachel and Rush's wife all died in Lauderdale county in Florence, Alabama. They also all died before the state started mandating death certificates. I read or saw a program not to long ago that talked about the courthouse, or local funeral home could have possible records of the death and notes of who the parents are. I beleive James death certificate could be in Hopkins, Texas or Lauderdale county, because he and his wife died within a year of each other if this information is correct.

Also I know that James applied for the Southern claims act. This is where people who were affected by the Civil War and lost property sent in a claim wanting to be reinbursted for their lost property. That could hold a clue. All those things cost money though.

If you'd like to look James, his wife, and some of their childrens pictures are on a county website. Just type in who is Henry Patton from Florence, Alabama and it will pop up.

In the meantime I think I will focus on another part of my family and then come back to them. I will keep you posted when I find something else though.
Thanks a bunch!!!!!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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