thomas johnson rampley

My First Foray Into Indirect Proof–Proving pre-1820 Settlement in Ohio

I was in high school and I wanted to join First Families of Ohio. The reason was simple: I wanted to prove something well enough for someone else to believe it, not because I really wanted to join anything. And it was the only lineage society I knew I was eligible for at the time. […]


Money for Land I Cannot Find: Part II

The original post, “Money for Land I Cannot Find: Part I,” mentioned an estate that includes a receipt for sale of real property for which a deed of acquisition cannot be found. Unfortunately this early 19th century probate record from Coshocton County, Ohio, provided no other detail other than the amount of money received. There was […]