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    1. Re: [PERSINGER] Emma Petty PERSINGER
    2. Lance Piatt
    3. Thanks for the reply. According to a book, I just found, Emma was the daughter of John Abner PERSINGER. However, her birth year since 1900 has been listed as 1875. I believe that even though there is an element truth in the family lore, I believe the version going around is based on some sort of cover up. I did find that Emma was born 1869 based on the 1870 and 1880 census. She then appears in 1895 in Austin, TX at age 20. I believe that she lied about her age because the man she married was, at the time, 20 years old. According to the lore she ran away from home to avoid a marriage she did not agree to. I wander if the truth is that she ran away from a bad marriage. The next part of the lore is that while the couple was on their honeymoon in, Seattle, that they loved it here so much they decided to stay. Who does that? Maybe they were voiding something in Texas, and escaped to Seattle. Regards, Lance On Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:03 +0000 (UTC) [email protected] wrote: > Lance, James Snyder Persinger & Emaline Petty had son >John Abner Persinger 1842-1913. You are then familiar >with the census suggesting that Emma was the first child >born at Missouri wheras the older child, RObert born at >Virginia, next child Martha also born at Missouri... but >then the confusing part is that the next children were >supposedly born at Virginia, implying JOhn Abner & Louisa >Harvey moved back east after 1872 but before 1874. I >thought it looked like Emma was born 1869 rather than in >the 1870s as Emma is a one year old on the 1870 census at >Pettis County, Missouri - that census has the family >split between 2 census sheets, so that Emma is the only >child on the 2nd page at the very top and parents with >son Robert at the bottom of the prior page. - GUess you >also know that the Roanoke County Persingers show no DNA >similarity to the Persingers from early Alleghany & >Botetourt Counties. But the Roanoke branch does show a >DNA match to the Barshingers of Pensylvania th! > at Stephen Harold SMith wrote about in his book: >"Barshingers of America". - Allan Griffith > > ----- Original Message ----- >From: "Lance L. Piatt" <[email protected]> > To: [email protected] > Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:33:58 PM > Subject: [PERSINGER] Emma Petty PERSINGER > > In Search of Emma Petty PERSINGER. > > According to census reports Emma was born about 1875 in >Missouri. However, family lore has her in Roanoke, >Virginia. There may be a generational gap in the lore. In >the 1890s she ran away from home to Texas to avoid a >marriage that she did not consent to. She then met >Charles Frederic McNEILL married and moved to Seattle. > > Because of her name I believe that she is the >grand-daughter of James PERSINGER and Emaline PETTY, but >there would be a generation missing there. > > Another part of the lore states that her mother died in >childbirth with the second child, that the child was girl >and survived, however the family does not know her name. > > Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. > > Regards, > Lance > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >[email protected] with the word >'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the >body of the message > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >[email protected] with the word >'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the >body of the message

    03/13/2014 05:08:53
    1. Re: [PERSINGER] Emma Petty PERSINGER
    2. Lance, I don't have that 1880 census, how old was she then and where at ? I concur with your reasoning about her age being 5 to 6 yrs. older than later stated for the reason you allege. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lance Piatt" <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:08:53 PM Subject: Re: [PERSINGER] Emma Petty PERSINGER Thanks for the reply. According to a book, I just found, Emma was the daughter of John Abner PERSINGER. However, her birth year since 1900 has been listed as 1875. I believe that even though there is an element truth in the family lore, I believe the version going around is based on some sort of cover up. I did find that Emma was born 1869 based on the 1870 and 1880 census. She then appears in 1895 in Austin, TX at age 20. I believe that she lied about her age because the man she married was, at the time, 20 years old. According to the lore she ran away from home to avoid a marriage she did not agree to. I wander if the truth is that she ran away from a bad marriage. The next part of the lore is that while the couple was on their honeymoon in, Seattle, that they loved it here so much they decided to stay. Who does that? Maybe they were voiding something in Texas, and escaped to Seattle. Regards, Lance On Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:03 +0000 (UTC) [email protected] wrote: > Lance, James Snyder Persinger & Emaline Petty had son >John Abner Persinger 1842-1913. You are then familiar >with the census suggesting that Emma was the first child >born at Missouri wheras the older child, RObert born at >Virginia, next child Martha also born at Missouri... but >then the confusing part is that the next children were >supposedly born at Virginia, implying JOhn Abner & Louisa >Harvey moved back east after 1872 but before 1874. I >thought it looked like Emma was born 1869 rather than in >the 1870s as Emma is a one year old on the 1870 census at >Pettis County, Missouri - that census has the family >split between 2 census sheets, so that Emma is the only >child on the 2nd page at the very top and parents with >son Robert at the bottom of the prior page. - GUess you >also know that the Roanoke County Persingers show no DNA >similarity to the Persingers from early Alleghany & >Botetourt Counties. But the Roanoke branch does show a >DNA match to the Barshingers of Pensylvania th! > at Stephen Harold SMith wrote about in his book: >"Barshingers of America". - Allan Griffith > > ----- Original Message ----- >From: "Lance L. Piatt" <[email protected]> > To: [email protected] > Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:33:58 PM > Subject: [PERSINGER] Emma Petty PERSINGER > > In Search of Emma Petty PERSINGER. > > According to census reports Emma was born about 1875 in >Missouri. However, family lore has her in Roanoke, >Virginia. There may be a generational gap in the lore. In >the 1890s she ran away from home to Texas to avoid a >marriage that she did not consent to. She then met >Charles Frederic McNEILL married and moved to Seattle. > > Because of her name I believe that she is the >grand-daughter of James PERSINGER and Emaline PETTY, but >there would be a generation missing there. > > Another part of the lore states that her mother died in >childbirth with the second child, that the child was girl >and survived, however the family does not know her name. > > Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. > > Regards, > Lance > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >[email protected] with the word >'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the >body of the message > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >[email protected] with the word >'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the >body of the message ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/13/2014 08:53:29