The time which one spends searching for the ancestors cannot be measured. That is because long before the body takes off on a field trip or searches records, the brain is forever working problems, ascertaining facts, recalling dates and places, and trying to discover answers. Searching for the ancestors is a blessed gift, because it teaches us to "remember." Anyone who researches a particular lineage does not have to continuously refer to notes. That is because the genealogy clock is always on duty, reminding. Reminding. How handy is it to visit the archives and while examining books and microfilm, recognize your people? As long as the dates are correct, we stay on track. Because it is so easy to get confused while we are tracing a generation of folks not within the scope of the correct time-frame. Because we remember the roads to the old ancestral homes, this sense of direction, combined with easy recall of dates and the frequent search for answers, spills over into brain power which perhaps avoids the rungs of dementia!
Genealogists: For Best Results, Identify Everyone!
If you discovered an old document (such as a last will and testament) which contains the names of people which you cannot identify, here is what to do : - Search the deed books for that county and make notes of the lands which they owned and bordered. Land grants are an excellent early resource, as well as tax digests. Also, search marriage records to learn of any of these guys married daughters of your ancestor. Next, go to the census records and look for names of the children as well as birth dates and where born. Neighbors, friends and neighbors witnessed documents, such as deeds, wills, marriages and pensions from war records. The idea is to ascertain the identify of everyone associated with your ancestor. You will be surprised what you learn!
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Warren County Indexes to Deed Records
The Bobbitt Home was originally the home of carriage maker William Bobbitt, it was later the home of Victoria Louise Pendleton, an educator and then of her daughter, Katherine Pendleton Arrington. From 1926 to 1955, Mrs. Arrington was president of the North Carolina Art Society.
Warren county was formed in 1779 from the northern half of Bute County and was named after Joseph Warren of Massachusetts who was a General and physician who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War.
In 1881, parts of Warren, Franklin and Granville Counties were combined to form Vance County. The county seat is Warrenton.