andrew trask

Charles Hartsell Pension File Arrives

The Civil War pension file for Charles Hartsell, contained at the National Archives, has arrived. We’ve already mentioned a few items from select documents from this set of papers. Hartsell was the son-in-law of Massachusetts native Andrew Trask–born in that state around 1814. Andrew is the actual person of interest. Unfortunately a relatively careful reading […]


A Return to Andrew Trask–and Deciding the Get the Pension File

Occasionally it’s good to turn one’s attention to individuals that have not been looked at in some time. It’s been over ten years since I did any serious work on Andrew Trask. Andrew and his wife Lucinda are not the far away from me. This ancestor of my children is buried in the Norwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery […]

Finding Andrew Trask’s BLM Tract Book Entry

Andrew Trask appears in the Bureau of Land Management database as purchasing federal property in Clinton County, Illinois, in the 1840s. The patent details provide the legal description of the property, the land office where the local paperwork was completed, and other relevant information.   The Bureau of Land Management site also links to an […]