Registro de Nascimento - Meridian - 1857
Procuro o registro de nascimento de meu tio-avô. Ele nasceu em Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi em 1857. Acredito que naquela época os registros eram feitos nas igrejas. Principalmente na Igreja Metodista. Esse meu tio-avô é mencionado no licro do Eugene Carter, The Lost Colony of the Confederacy. Após perder os pais durante a guerra civil, veio para o Brasil.
Já procurei no Censo Americano de 1860 e nada encontrei.
Alguém pode me direcionar/ajudar?
@MM. H. Here are a few thoughts to start with. I am assuming you have seen the two passport documents on Ancestry.com.
1) 14 Sept 1895, Petition for passport by John W Harris, states he was born 23 December 1857 at Jackson, Mississippi
2) 29 Dec 1924, Petition for passport by son, names father as John Wesley Harris born in Meriden, Mississippi.
Given that John states his father was a "farmer" we can hope that they owned land.
Yes, the best record to find would be the 1860 US census record. This will be the only US census record in which John Wesley Harris will appear as it states in passport application that he emigrated July 1867. I have not done much research in Brazil. Are there incoming passenger lists for Brazil for 1867 that you could search?
Looked again at the 1860 US Census for Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi and Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi. Did not find the perfect candidate.... May have to consider looking outside the box. For instance, there is a J. W. Farish born abt 1856 in Jackson.
Another option is to pursue "Gardianship" records. I believe you said both his parents were deceased. These can be found in the FamilySearch catalog by clicking Search, then Catalog. In the place field, enter: Mississippi, Lauderdale, click the default in green below and click Search. From the subject list, click on Guaridanship. Click the title of the collection. Scroll down and click the camera icon. There is an index at the front of the volumn. However, the index is for the person who is the guardian...not the person who needs a guardian. So you will have to look through the whole index for the name you want.0
I'm looking for my great-uncle's birth certificate. He was born in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi in 1857. I believe at that time records were kept in churches. Especially in the Methodist Church. This great-uncle of mine is mentioned in Eugene Carter's book, The Lost Colony of the Confederacy. After losing his parent during the civil war, he came to Brazil.
I've looked in the 1860 US Census and found nothing. Can anyone direct or help me?0
@MM. H. In order to help you, the first information we will need is the name of your great uncle. Also if you know about when he was born, his death date, parents or spouse name, that would be helpful. If he is in the FamilySearch Family Tree...what is the PID number.
As it sounds like you know, the United States keeping of births, marriage, and deaths is quite different than most European or South American Countries. What is called "Civil Registration" in these countries was usually generated at a National Level. However in the United States it was the responsibility of counties, and States. These records were not required to be kept in general until about 1905, marriages were often kept earlier than this. So the likelihood of finding a "birth certificate" is very slim.
Here is the research wiki page for Lauderdale County: https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Lauderdale_County,_Mississippi_Genealogy
They did not start keeping births until 1912.
Also, unlike most countries in Europe or South America there is no state church. Thus these records are less prolific and less preserved than in other countries. In the FamilySearch catalog there are only records for 2 Baptist church's in Lauderdale.
Given the civil war connection, you will probably have more success going back to the census, then military records, court and probate records, and possibly land records. Please send more information on the name and dates. Perhaps then we can give more guidance.0
He was born on 12/12/1857 in Meridian. His name is John Wesley Harris. I look for any document that bears the name of the parents and grandparents.0
@MM. H. Thank you for posting the information. Give me/us a bit of time to do some looking and offer suggestions. Thanks0
@MM. H. John Wesley Harris was only 10 years old when he moved from the US to Brazil. Is there any family lore about who he traveled to Brazil with and lived with once he got there? It would seem unusual for a 10 year old to manage all that on their own.
I understand that he was part of "The Lost Colony" which were confederate soldiers who emigrated to Brazil after the Civil War. But I am wondering if you know specifically who he went with or lived with in Brazil once there.0
Thank you very much for replying. John Wesley Harris came along with Brother William T. Harris to Brazil, accompanied by Rev. Junius Estaham Newman.
What I do know is that they were orphans and Rev. Newman became responsible for them.
Unfortunately, here in Brazil there is no data for this period.0
I don't have access to Ancestry.0
My family came to Brazil in 1867. Mills families from Alabama, Thatcher from Ohio. There are still family members Harris, Hawthorne, Pettigrew and Prestridge.0
Is the name Ila common in the United States? Is there any variation?0
I didn't find it in the 1860 Census like Lauderdale. I'll look like Jackson.0
Correcting birth date to 12/23/18570
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Por que não temos categoria portuguesa?0