Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Day 1 of My 28 Days of Family History Writing Challenge

I am joining the party just a little late.  I just read about the writing challenge issued by the Armchair Genealogist and thought it was a great way for me to get back into my blog writing.  So I am in and back. 

My first day will be simply to create the point form outline recommended by the Armchair Genealogist for my ancestor Joshua Atwood Tilton.
  • Gt. gt. grandfather Joshua Atwood Tilton was born in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1835
  • His parents soon moved the family to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts where he is found in the 1850 census
  • In the 1860 census Joshua is found in Selma, Alabama
  • Joshua joined the Confederate army in May 1861 at Selma, Alabama
  • He was discharged in Oct 1862 as disabled.
  • Joshua married Lydia Marie Graham sometime around 1864-66 in either Selma, Alabama or perhaps Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Joshua was employed as an engineer on the railroad.
  • In the 1870 census Joshua is found in Orleans, Louisiana with two children
  • In the 1880 census Joshua and family are in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi where he remains through the 1900 and 1910 census.
  • Joshua died in 1911 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Hi Jo. We met briefly at the 2011 Jamboree last weekend. I stopped by your booth and we spoke briefly at the Ice Cream Social. The heritage albums are beautiful - now I just need to have some siblings agree to work on one.

Hope you had a safe trip home.