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Apr 062016

census_sheetThat’s actually good news.  I just recently discovered that the folks over at familysearch have apparently made all the U.S. Census images available there and they can be viewed for free.  Their search function is not as capable as the ones at ancestry.com and other pay sites but the price is certainly better.  This was really good timing for me as I was nearing my disk quota limits on the site so I can save a lot of space by linking to the images at the family search site.  The only downside is that if they ever change their url’s, all the links here (and there are a lot of them) will be broken.  I’ve put enough information on the link descriptions so that, even if that happens, you should still be able to find the images on their site.  Browse your relatives on the site and if you see this icon bookicon you can click it to view the census image.

 Posted by at 11:52 pm
Jan 252016

James Terrell Webster b. 1854     d. 1909 lived in either Fayette or Marion County Alabama all his life….buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery with his Father Theodore Silmon Webster and many other Websters…..I have no direct descendants and would hate for this portrait to be thrown away by whoever does my estate.   Or worse sold at an estate sale for a few bucks….

If you are a direct descendant and would appreciate this picture please reply.


Jim Webster

Jan 252016

I am from Weatherford, Texas and have lost touch with my ancestors of Fayette County, Alabama, however, I would like to pass on some old pics of the Websters to some direct descendants of James Terrell Webster.    I have no descendants so I want to get this old beautiful portrait to someone who would appreciate it….He and many other relatives are buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

Jun 262015

I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history. – Cardinal Francis George (2010)

 Posted by at 11:57 pm
Apr 192015

Captain Thomas Collins


Hey Kull Family,

I was recently surfing the web for my great uncle Capt Thomas B. Collins name and he poped up under the Kull Family tree.Being the much talked about family hero, I have heard many stories about Tom over the years. I thought I would share a few with you.

Tom was college educated and played the violin. As the Civil War was breaking out, Tom sent his personal servant Bill with $400 to North Carolina to live the remainder of his life under the care of a friend. Tom road in several battles suffering two wounds and eventual capture. Upon escape, Tom turned spy for the Confederat Secret Service where he was recruited by Capt. Bennett Young and became a key player in the St.Albans, Vermont raid of 1864·(I encourage a look at that action)

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