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 […]


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 […]