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From: "Barbara Wescott" <>
Subject: Re: [BANKSTON] Connecting Margaret BANKSTON to Micajah BANKSTONinTexas
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 21:55:56 -0700

Myra, are you still your chapters registrar. I am in California. Our
chapter is growing and we are having fun. Have you ever gone to Nat in DC?
Maybe next time we could go together if we are able and be Bankston
cousins. smile. I went a few years ago, and had a more fun going on
tours...than the house. Linda Calvin is a friend of mine. She still lives
in Visala Ca raising fruits and nuts on the farm her parents owned. My
folks were in Chowchilla. I have pretty much my side of the Bankston
complete. But always a birth or death to deal with. My mother was killed
in a car accident in 2001. I am doing a supplemental on her Texas
Cashions. My Bankston were Thomas H and Daniel C Bankston, Floyd Bankston,
William Lee Bankston, and my dad Johnny "Earl" Bankston. So I am pretty
positive that my line goes back to Andre~ in 1600"s Del Ware. We traveled
to the Gloria Dei Church and I got pictures. lovely place to almost call

> [Original Message]
> From: Myra Vanderpool Gormley <>
> To: <>
> Date: 5/12/2008 4:35:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [BANKSTON] Connecting Margaret BANKSTON to Micajah BANKSTON
> Meg --
> It is probably going to be impossible to determine ages and relationship
> based on the censuses and the great variations found in names, ages, and
> birth places. I'm also not positive about the earlier tentative links I
> on Micajah Bankston's line backward (will have to check those files).
> In the meanwhile, I believe the only census showing M. W. (Micajah)
> and Sarah [with 4 of their children] is the 1860 Red River County, TX
> They married in that county 29 August 1852, so in 1850 census he is with
> parents (James and "Vicy") in Red River Co. TX.
> By 1870 evidently Micajah Bankston is dead and Sarah is the "S" (with
> age) in Navarro County, TX. By 1880, your Margaret is married to Richard
> Dasher and is that enumeration with him and her younger brother, William
> Bankston.
> Micajah Bankston had 10 or 12 siblings and I wonder if some of them also
> removed to Navarro County, TX between 1860 and 1870. It is also possible
> that Sarah had relatives there too -- usual reasons for widows to move to
> area.
> Obviously you're going to have to find some records other than a census
> link Margaret and William to their parents. That's why I suggested
> for guardianship/probate files of Navarro County, TX -- possibly they
> been filmed by the Family History Library, but I haven't checked. As
> discovered not everything is online :)
> In looking at the 1880 Navarro County, TX enumeration, something else
> out at me and made me laugh. How reliable is the information found in
> censuses? Well, look at the column under HEALTH. It asks "Is the person
> day of enumerator's visit) sick or temporarily disabled or unable to
> to ordinary business or duties? If so, what is the disability?
> Richard P. Dosher is listed as disabled due to child birth. LOL.
> We *assume* this should have been in Margaret's column, but, it is in
> Richard's!
> Ah, the joy of genealogy.
> Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG
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