Archive for September, 2010
The Wilder’s Cook/Green Apparent Melungeon Roots

Well, our Cook/Green family’s DNA test came back. We are not predominantly African American, and our American Indian DNA is negligible if present at all. No, our ancestral roots are for the most part among the darker-skinned people of North Africa and the Balkans, Serbia, Yemen, Greece, Arabia, etc. It appears that we are indeed [...]

Margaret Wilder of Mandan, ND – Homestead on Fort Abraham Lincoln

I located the information below which shows that Margaret Wilder had a homestead in 1906-7 (though not sure when the grant was initially issued), that was on the site of Fort Abraham Lincoln just south of Mandan, ND.  Fort Lincoln was the station of Custer’s 7th Cavalry in 1876.  Custer was the first post commander [...]

Andrew Cook and Lizzie Green – 1894 Marriage Certificate

November 7, 1894 Marriage Record of my great-grandparents, Andrew Cook and Lizzie Green, in Michigan.  Though elsewhere one or both of them are listed as “mulatto” or “persons of color,” here their race is described as “white.”

Van Buren Hinds

Van Buren Hinds, 20th Indiana Infantry POW – Pension Index Card – National Archives.

U. S. Army Transport Steamer “Fanny” Captured

From Harper’s Weekly, October 19, 1861 – “CAPTURE OF THE UNITED STATES GUN-BOAT ‘FANNY,’ AT CHICKAMACOMICO, NORTH CAROLINA, BY THREE REBEL TUG-BOATS.”

Liggon’s Tobacco Warehouse Prison – Richmond, Virginia

Looking west on Main Street, Richmond. Liggon’s Warehouse is seen on left just past the first team of horses.

Sarah Elizabeth Green and Sisters
Frank Wilder Family – Mandan, North Dakota
Lafayette & Jennie Wilder Family
Harrison & Eliza Green – circa 1914
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