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Where is the proof?

Journal by sammarland

I am rather stuck and I would appreciate your help. I have attempted to prove my family line to the satisfaction of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution.) I have a point that seems not provable. William Perry Land (1827-1879) should be the son of Moses Land (1792-1882) but I can not prove it. They lived very close to each other through their lives and they are buried in the same cemetery. Unfortunately, Moses died intestate and I can not locate any obituary for him or statement that mentions William Perry as his son. In the 1840 census Moses has an amount of children that would make him the oldest son sill living at him but in 1850 when names were first provided, William Perry has moved out on his own. Does anyone have any information that might help and can suggest a way to discover the truth. I must add that I did hire a professional genealogist from Decatur County, Indiana, and he could not find any documentation.

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on 2013-04-18 15:47:56

Non nobis, non nobis, Domini, sed nomini tua da gloriam.

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by gingercookie on 2013-04-29 21:39:54

Have you looked at the wills of other children of Moses that may mention "brother, William"? Some of those children may have in adulthood moved away from the area and may not have been looked at by your researcher. I hope your quest is successful.

by sammarland on 2013-04-30 10:18:27

Thanks, I did not think of that.

Sam

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