Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today in Family History - 24 Aug

My 4th great grandfather William Marshall Rankin, Sr. was born on this day in 1786 in Mason County, Virginia (which today is Mason County, Kentucky) [1, 2, 3].

References
[1] Records of the U. S. National Archives and Records Admin: Revolutionary War Pension Files. File #W26365, Robert Rankin(s). Certification by Thomas Betts, Notary Public, 21 Oct 1846, Montgomery County, Texas. Page 1
[2] White, Virgil D., Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Volume III: N-Z, The National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, Tennessee, 1992. Page 2812.
[3] Fay, Mary Smith (and Mae Wynne McFarland), War of 1812 Veterans in Texas, Polyanthos, New Orleans, 1979. Page 255.

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