April 17, 2009
Frustration Friday – The big pink elephant
I think I have made a bit of headway, amazingly enough. I found an 1810 census that has a John W. Laughlin and Benjamin Sharp on the same page. I’ll have to consult my notes, but I believe Ben was a brother-in-law to my elusive John.
However, I have NO idea how to read these colums in the census! Its not all nice and spelled out for me like in the later census years. Anyone have any clarification on the colums, I would surely appreciate it!
I also know that John is his father, Alexander’s, only son, which would make him the primary heir in Alexander’s will…..if I could just find it. Its got to be in Virginia, since that’s the state Alexander died in 1806.