Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Treasure is Found

Lindsey Hamilton Scoggin died July 25, 1907
Lindsey Hamilton Scoggin died July 25, 1907
Lindsey Hamilton Scoggin died July 25, 1907

OK - this may not be a treasure to you, but to the Scoggin/Scoggins genealogy researchers this is big, huge, MAJOR! Not until today it has not been documented when this man died. Researchers knew within several years because of tax rolls and censuses, but there was not a date for this event. In fact the marker that was made and laid in the ground this past May has 1909 as his death date.

My Great-Great Grandfather
The truth came out today, and I was there to witness this event. My two distant cousins and I went to the cemetery again for some more documentation, then we went to the Grayson County courthouse to the land deeds that have been filed. We were in search of when and where the land was located, purchased, and sold. There the treasure was in the land deeds. It was more than we were hoping to find. Linzy's heirs sold his land and listed he and his wife, Julia, death dates. WOW! Talk about a "happy dance" being done - right there in the basement of the courthouse. I assure you these cousins will make many phone calls tonight to tell all researchers the treasure that was found today.

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