[APG Public List] How to handle date of death

Bonnie Kohler kohlerbj at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 20 09:47:52 MDT 2010


For the date of death, you could use "after 01 June 1830," the date the 1830 census was enumerated.

Three, last places to check for a date of death that you would, of course, verify are the user-contributed databases at WorldConnect, entries at FamilySearch.org, and the message boards for the surname and place name at GenForum and at RootsWeb. You could also post a message to those boards seeking the date of death and place of burial. Occasionally, I have received credible information using those sites.

I hope this helps.

Bonnie Dunphy Kohler
APG member, Florida Chapter
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  In Bladen County, NC, both James WEST and his wife were enumerated on the census of 1830 as being between 70 and 80 years of age.  
  There are no known tax records for that period in Bladen County history. No further record of this James WEST has been found in Bladen County, NC. It is supposed he died sometime around 1830. Known cemetery records have been searched, to no avail. 

  Extensive searches of census, tax and probate records in NC, SC, GA, TN and AL for that particular James WEST have been done, finding nothing pertaining to him.  

  How do I write up this information when doing an article/autobiography on this James WEST? What do I use as his date of death?

  I have searched google quite unsuccessfuly in efforts to obtain answer to my question. 


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