07 July 2015

Ewen Cameron Of Livingston County

New York, Probate Records, Livingston Decrees, Orders 1824-1878 vol 1-4:

Source [Image 737]

Catherine Cameron, Admin.

Children of Ewen Cameron, deceased:

Donald Cameron
Dugald Cameron
Charles Cameron
Christiana Cameron
Elizabeth Cameron

06 July 2015

McDonald Dismissed From The Service

Source [Image 5088]

McDonald, -- Issuer at William Henry.

Dismissed from the service.

Gabriel Wood to Lt. Col. [John?] Ready.

Quebec, 7-6-1820

c. 126, p. 41.

05 July 2015

Baton Rouge And Commercial Control

Jim's Photo Of Wallpaper At The Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion In Baton Rouge

The contest for the commercial control of Louisiana grew more intense in the years directly preceding the opening of the revolution, with the odds greatly in favor of British traders.

Influenced by...trade and by the coming of the tories, driven from the colonies, Manchac and Baton Rouge developed with such rapidity that they threatened to overshadow New Orleans and become a menace to Mexico. In order to offset this influence, it was advised that Spanish merchants should be granted freedom of trade as at an earlier period; that an army should be maintained which would be adequate not only to defend Louisiana but in case of necessity furnish reinforcements for Mexico and Havana; and that forts should be built on Spanish territory opposite the mouths of the rivers flowing into the Mississippi. [Source]

02 July 2015

Hiram McCrea


"Colonel Hiram McCrea, was born, July 2nd, 1807 (or 1809), in Montague, his father, Edward McCrea, being a U.E. Loyalist, from the vicinity of Albany.  Colonel McCrea removed th Kitley in 1837, and has always taken a deep interest in public affairs."

Hiram McCrea died April 7, 1888.

01 July 2015

Purchasers In David Evans' Estate

Kentucky Probate Records, Muhlenberg Will records, 1814-1829, Vol. 2:


The Combs Family Organization website included the following:

July 1822 (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Abstracts of Wills and Administrations, Marian G. HAMMERS, 1968David EVANS, deceased, Inventory and Appraisal. Some names included: William EVANS, David EVANS, James EVANS, Alsey EVANS. The administrator, Daniel LANDIS. Approved July County Court 1822, Book II, page 201-202.

My connection to the Evans family here.