March 2007

Finding Wills

I have the impression, rightly or wrongly, that many people, when researching their ancestors, tend to overlook checking whether or not any made Wills. Since most of us are descended from common folk the feeling seems to be, ‘they didn’t have much money so they wouldn’t have made a Will.’ This is an understandable, but …

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Humboldt County

William Perrott was born in Michigan, orphaned at 6, went west at 17, first riding shot gun on a military ammunition wagon train to Salt Lake City, then joining three other mounted horsemen, to guard a pack train to California, arriving in 1859. He may have been of French Huguenot stock, by way of Cork, …

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