06 January 2014

Military Monday - Confederate William A. Manser

In my many years of research I've always enjoyed military records.  I know many people shy away from them or are intimidated by them.  Whenever I see anyone young enough to be "in the service" of their country and die during the time frame a military action was taking place, I head right out to search for some indication of how they might have died.   I have a subscription to Fold3 and I use it ALOT!  

Such was the case with William Augustus Manser, son of Miles Manser (1798-1873) and his wife, Catherine "Caty" Morris (1797-1887).   William was the fourth of five children born to the couple - Edna, Eunice, Miles Jr., Wm. A. and Virginia.   

Catherine Morris, mother of William was the daughter of Benjamin Morris (1770-1829) and his wife, Nancy Jarrett (1769-1832).  Benjamin & Nancy are direct line for Mark, being his 6th great grandparents.


When I found the death date for William I immediately went to Fold3 and was not surprised when I found several muster roll entries and then this....


Doesn't get much better than finding something like this, confirming my suspicions.  Now I have the rest of the story.

Happy Researching!

2 comments:

Michigan Girl said...

Great stuff. When is this journey I to the lives of our ancestors ever going to become boring? I can't imagine that time ever coming. It's just way too interesting.

Diane aka Michigan Girl
www.michiganfamilytrails.com

Karen Krugman said...

Diane,
Thanks for your comment. When it gets boring or I stop having fun I'm done. I've never gotten bored chasing these ancestors. I've learned so much in my "travels" with them ...
Karen