Cinthia Autrey – Research Questions

Here is a beginning set of research questions that I would like to research for Cinthia Autrey. These are very similar to those of Enoch Ben George, but a good place to begin. Here is where I will be starting:

  1. Who are the parents for Cinthia Autrey – (I have her father was Absalom Autrey and her mother was Lucy Naomi Kemp but no idea where this information came from.)
  2. Is her name spelled Cinthia or Cynthia. (May never have an answer to this, but I can hope right?)
  3. When and where in Saint Clair County, Alabama was she born?
  4. Was she baptized? If so, when and in what church?
  5. Did she have a will when she died? If so, how do I get a copy of it?
  6. Did she have an obituary in the newspaper?
    1. What newspapers were around his area at the time of her death?
  7. Still have census records to find him in:
    1. 1810 – Probably Alabama – Look under father’s name, Absolom Autrey
    2. 1820  – Probably Alabama – Look under father’s name, Absolom Autrey
    3. 1860 – Florida or Texas possibly – With husband and children.
    4. 1870 – Probably Blanco, Blanco, Texas.
  8. Was she listed on any Tax Records after he died.
  9. Did city directories exist in her area at this time period?
  10. Depending on her religion, were there any church records for her?
  11. Are there cemetery records for her?

Again, as I am researching these questions, I am sure I will add to this list at length. I will begin a research plan for her.

NEXT TO DO: Because I don’t have any idea what happened to Rebecah, I will begin with Daniel Ball George’s Family. While doing this I will try to figure out if Rebecah got married or died between the 1820 Census and the 1830 Census. I will introduce the family of Daniel Ball George in the next post.

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Enoch Ben George Research Questions

I have put together a very preliminary set of research questions that I would like to research for Enoch Ben George. Here is where I will be starting:

  1. Who are the parents for Enoch Ben George – (I have his father was Jans Kristien George but nothing for his mother)
  2. When and where in Saint Clair County, Alabama was he born?
  3. Was he baptized? If so, when and in what church?
  4. Did he serve in the military? What wars would he have served in? (He died in Civil War year range)
  5. Did he have a will when he died? If so, how do I get a copy of it?
  6. Did he have an obituary in the newspaper?
    1. What newspapers were around his area at the time of his death?
  7. Did Enoch ever own land? Are there land records?
  8. Still have census records to find him in:
    1. 1800  – Probably Alabama – Look under father’s name, Jans Kristien George
    2. 1810 – Probably Alabama – Look under his name, then his father’s name, Jans Kristien George
    3. 1820  – Probably Alabama – Also under his name first, then his father’s name
    4. 1860 – Probably Texas – With wife and children
  9. Was he listed on any Tax Records?
  10. Depending on his religion, were there any church records for him?
  11. Are there cemetery records for him?
  12. Are there city directories for his time period in the places he was living?

As I am researching these questions, I am sure I will add many more to this list. I will start researching where I may be able to answer these questions.

Next To Do: Make a list of research questions for Cinthia Autrey.

Restart!

After watching videos and reading information about how to do research plans and prepare for studying a family, I have decided I was going about this process all wrong.

My goal, therefore, has changed. I have spent the week making a research plan for this family and working methodically through the research.

Here are some of the items on my research plan! It is far from complete, I think this will give me a good start on my research. My goal is to pin down some documentation, then redo and update the research plan.

On Ancestry I will research in the following databases:

  • Alabama Marriage Collection 1800-1969 Ancestry.
  • Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 Ancestry.
  • Alabama State Census Records 1820-1850
  • US Federal Population Census 1790-1860
  • Broad Sweeping Search and Online Trees (Just for hints to follow up on)
  • Alabama Maps and Texas Maps of Various Kinds

On Family Search I will research the following:

  • Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950 FS
  • Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957
  • Marriage, death and legal notices from early Alabama newspapers, 1819-1893 FS
  • Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990
  • US Federal Poplation Census 1790-1860
  • Selected cemeteries of Blanco County, Texas
  • Texas records from bibles, probate records, wills, cemeteries, 1639-1954
  • Original grantee-patentee Texas land titles
  • Broad Records Search
  • Alabama and Texas Maps or Various Kinds

I will also be checking websites like Find A Grave, Billion Graves, Message Boards, and Various Search Engine Searches just to see what other information may be out there.

This seems to be a pretty straight forward start to my research. If you have other ideas, please let me know!