Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Preliminary Chart for Rufus D. Stephens


I've been writing about the several items I've found on Rufus D. Stephens who was in New York State from at least 1805 through 1817. These include newspaper accounts, census records, and a War of 1812 confiscated horse claim.

To keep myself straight, I've made a partially handwritten chart. This was done to help with the geography as well as the chronology. So far it's helped me determine that the Lewis County Rufus probably isn't the one for which I'm looking, but we'll discuss the reasons in an upcoming issue--along with a cleaned up chart. Sometimes pencil is a little faster.


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