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From: Dean Scribner <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re Witnessess
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 19:52:08 -0700
Wayne Colton writes:
>I would ask Dean why he would go to the trouble of adding a witness if
he doesn't intend to print it??<
OK Wayne, here's a real-life example using land records:
1. All other researchers have concluded that Abner was born in Baldwin.
There are no records in Baldwin for the birth, marriage or death of
anyone with Abner's surname.
2. Abner's father, Noah, was born and married in Buxton.
3. Noah was living in Waterborough when he bought land in Waterborough.
4. Then Abner was born, and the date is undisputed.
5. After Abner was born, Noah was still living in Waterborough when he
bought land in Limington.
6. Later, Noah was living in Limington when he bought land in Baldwin.
7. Later, Noah was living in Baldwin when he bought land in Clinton,
where Noah and Abner lived for the rest of Noah's life, and Abner for the
rest of his, as well.
All of these land transactions appear with Abner as a witness on Abner's
Person View, and also on those of his brothers and sisters.
Where was Abner born?
Now is the time to decide which, if any, of the witness sentences should
print in the narratives for Abner, or any of Abner's brothers and
sisters. In land records, like all others, the Devil is in the details.
This also helps me determine what sentence structure should be used for
these land transactions in the narratives for Noah himself, especially
since mine always include the births of his children, among many other
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