Hungerford – in last will

In looking for 1830’s news items about the Hungerford family I came across this interesting article about a “last will and testament”, which is contained in a letter to the government of the USA. The newspapers are reporting from Washington DC and cite a letter that is being read to congress. It is interesting to… Continue reading Hungerford – in last will

Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?

Can a City Directory entry confirm a death date? Let’s take a look at one case where the death date was attributed to the father instead of the son and there was no way of confirming the information. Paul J. and Catherine Hungerford had a son in 1846 who they named Paul J. Hungerford. Now… Continue reading Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?