Friday, September 14, 2012

For my grand and great grandkids

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Finding my grandfather.

I have been very busy on Ancestory.com tracking different branches of my family tree.

My interest in this began by trying to find my father's biological father.  That seemed like a dead end for a long time.  However, I've recently made some headway - even though it is only speculation with no hard evedence.

Here is what I've come up with so far.


Douglas Ansley Ausley Ousley Owsley

Relationship to Thomas Edward Williams:  Possible Grandfather (Father’s Possible Father)

 

Name:  Douglas Ausley
Race:  Mulatto
Born:  1868
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Residence:  1910 Evansville, Indiana
Occupation in 1910 Cook in a Hotel
Death:
Father:  born in Kentucky
Mother:  born in Kentucky
Spouse:  Mary 1871 Kentucky  Dressmaker at home
Married: 1890
Children: One, not listed by name on 1910 census

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1920 Census Possible Match
Name: Douglas Owsley
Race:  Black
Born: 1868
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Residence:  1920 Terre Haute Ward 1, Vigo, Indiana
Occupation: 1920 Cook in a restaurant
Death:
Father:  born in Kentucky
Mother:  born in Kentucky
Spouse:  Mary E Owsley  Seamstress at home

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1880 Census
Name: Douglas Owsley
Race: Black
Born: 1869
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Residence:  1880 Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky
Death:
Father:  George Owsley  Kentucky  Farm Labor (black) can not read or write, hotel servant
Mother:  Louisa Owsley  1840 Kentucky Keeping House (black) can not read or write, laundress
Spouse:  None (10 years old)
Siblings: 
Mary Owsley 1864

            Webster Owsley 1870

            Ida Owsley 1872

            Henry Owsley 1874

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1870 Census

Name: Douglas Ously
Born: abt 1867
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Race:  Black/Mulato
Residence: 1870 District 4, Christian, Kentucky
Death:
Father: George Ously abt 1841
Mother:  Louisa Ously abt 1842
Siblings:
            Ella Ously abt 1858
            Rebecca Ously abt 1860
            Maryann Ously abt 1862
            Webster Ously 1869

 

George Owsley

(Historical Note: Emancipation Proclaimation January 1, 1863

Name:  George Owsley
Born: 1841
Birthplace:  Kentucky
Race:  Black / Mulatto
Residence:  1850 District 2, Shelby, Kentucky
           Living in Household:  Nerdigate Owsley Male 70,  Farmer
                                                Louisa Owsley Female 51,
                                                Emily Owsley Female 17,
                                                George Owsley Male 15,
                                                Amanda Owsley Female 12.
It could be assumed that Nerdigate and Louisa were the parents ... their age could also indicate them to be grandparents.
Residence: 1870 Ward 11, Jefferson, Kentucky    Hotel Servant  can not read or write

Residence:  1880 004, Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky    Blacksmith can not read or write

Death:

Father:  No name found.  According to census records, father's birthplace unknown

Mother:  No name found. According to census records, mother's birthplace unknown

Spouse:  Louisa Owsley  1840 Kentucky Keeping House (black) can not read or write, laundress