Early August 2017, I received a shaky leaf hint on Ancestry.com, alerting me to a military record. Note: The shaky leaf is an indicator that lets the user know that there is a possible record that may be a match to a person in your tree that is displaying the leaf. This leaf led me to a U.S. Civil War Pension index record for a Henry King.
Henry was a known relative on whom I had completed some research and included in my family tree. The US 1870 census indicates that 30-year old Henry King lived in Opelousas, Louisiana with his wife, 25-year old Isabella and several others who I know are his sisters. Living next door are Henry’s parents, Warren King and his mother, Temperance (Tempy). Tempy is the sister of my 3rd great-grandfather, Moses Jason, and the daughter of my 4th great-grandfather, Godfrey Jason.Continue reading “Finding Kin in the Civil War – Henry KING aka Henry Tatman (part 1)”