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From: Melissa Barker <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Need Help with Occupation on Census
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 10:30:00 -0500
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Thank you for your comments. My research goal for my client is to prove whether or not William P. Davis was indeed an attorney, in truth and also what his relationship was to Robert R.P. Davis.
I just started this project for my client so I have a lot more work to do. The odd occupation listed in the 1880 census as "trager" kind of stopped me in my tracks for a minute. I have not been able to connect "trager" to any term related to the occupation of attorney.
Your thoughts about William P. Davis' role in the pension process is very interesting and something I will admit I had not thought of up to this point. Sometimes we do get too "comfortable" with the terms used in documents and if we would stop and think outside the box, we might find something totally different.
I appreciate your insights!
Genealogist for Tennessee and Kentucky
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