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Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Augusta Newman

Augusta Newman was born in Maryland in the late 1790s and died in White County, Indiana, in 1861. Some things I’ve learned about research from Augusta: the importance of “heirship” deeds. Augusta’s estate settlement in White County, Indiana, does not mention real property at all. There was a series of deeds wherein his widow and […]

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They Changed the Bourbon-Nicholas County Border

The county border change between Bourbon and Fleming Counties in Kentucky actually impacted more than just the heirs of Thomas Sledd.  It impacted the farm of his son-in-law Augusta Newman as well. Augusta’s land transactions were also impacted by this border change as well and I originally wrote about this change in 2012 and have included […]