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Re: Pompey
In Response To: Re: Pompey ()

We really do not know if the enumerator actually spoke with Fielding about his father's place of birth or if they spoke with his wife or another family member. So, the "don't know" may not be that significant.

I had hoped that we might learn something from the 1840 Land Patent that Claiborne filed in Whitely County, Indiana, but it simply says that he is from Green County, Ohio (his former home). I was disappointed.

The Whitley County Indiana Historical Society web site shows a summary
for Claiborne's will dated August 28, 1854. In it he leaves "all real and personal property to his wife, Fanny." After her death, the property was to be split three ways between- "Dasten", "Fialden" and John Wesley Laney-if he stayed with Fanny until he was 21 years old. I have no idea who John Wesley Laney was-possibly a grandchild.

I was wondering if the wording on the actual will might indicate kinship with Dawson and Fielding. Might be worth requesting a copy!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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