Kinsearching November 22, 2009




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Not long after arriving on the shores of the New World, many pioneers began moving inland as well as settling along coastal areas. As more immigrants came through the years, people continued to relocate. "North American Migrations" is the theme of the October 2009 (Vol. 23, No.4) issue of the Magazine of History, published by the Organization of American Historians. Article topics include the Great Migration of African Americans, Mexican immigration to the U. S., nineteenth-and twentieth-century emigration from Canada, and Asian migrants, 1880 - 1940. Another section of the periodical discusses online resources for Mexican American history. Since genealogy and history are intertwined, many researchers may find information in the material that will be helpful in tracing their family trees. Often, the quarterly publication is available at public and university libraries.

     Charles N. Ferguson, 811 South Market, Shawnee, OK 74801 is seeking information about Monroe FERGUSON/FURGUSON, born about 1856 in Texas. A picture was taken in Stephenville, TX. Charles needs information about Monroe from the 1880 census.

     If you are seeking detailed information about your Methodist ancestors and kinfolks, especially those who were ministers, you may find interesting data in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN METHODISM compiled and edited by Carl F. Price. The 254-page book was published in New York by E. B. Treat & Co. in 1916.

     An example of the type of material you may discover is the entry on page 236 for Rev. Thomas Edward WEBB. Born 7 Feb 1878 in Mack, TN, he was the son of John Thomas and Susan Ella WEBB.
Education: Tennessee public schools, Asbury College in KY, and Meridian Male
College in MS.
Married 1 June 1905 to Louise L. GERMANY.
Children: John R., Edward McCain, Quinn Ella, and twins Louis and Louise.
Pineville, LA, 1902;
"ent." Gulf Conference, 1904;
Shelbyville, TX;
Smithdale, MS, 1905;
(St. Charles Avenue), New Orleans, 1907;
Hughes Springs, TX, 1908;
Texas City, TX, 1910;
Welsh, LA, 1911;
and Kinder, LA, 1916.
"Registrar Examining Bd. and sec. Conf. Bd. H. Miss & Ch. Extens. Gulf Conf.
Mason; Odd Fellow. Address: Kinder, LA, M. E."

     Another sample on page 236 is the entry for Rev. Moss WEAVER, born 31 January 1876 in Chickasha, OK. His parents were William and Cornelius F. (HAYES) WEAVER.
Education - Henrietta College, 1904.
Married 8 Dec 1895 to Mary Elizabeth SUTHERLAND.
Children: Gracie, Melda (sic), Ferris, William H., Mary, Elizabeth, and Ruby Kendrick.
"Est. N. Texas Conf., 1899;
Pres. Elder Chickasha Dist. (West Oklahoma Conf.), 1910 ______(sic),
Mangun (sic) Dist., 1915 ______ (sic).
Trus. Weslayan College; Epworth University.
Mason; Odd Fellow; Yeomen; Eastern Star; Rebekah.
Address: Mangum, Okla. M. E. S."

     Who's Who in American Methodism is often found in university and local libraries. (For instance, a copy is available in the genealogy department of the Mahon Public Library in Lubbock, TX.) Google Books has also fully digitized the volume.

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