I have the genealogy bug. I can’t stop. I look online for hours, searching for anything, one thing, to connect me to THEM.
Right now I am looking for:
John Tindle (Tindall, Tindal) b. about 1740, d. 1786; and records for his wife, Elizabeth Short, b. about 1745, d. 1797. It seems John was born in Worcester County, Maryland and Elizabeth in Sussex County, Delaware. He died in Sussex County, she in Kent County, I think, some years later.
Found that their marriage took place, not the actual license or anything, some genealogical society, organization, whatever it may be, went to the appropriate place and trancsribed the documents. Same for their wills.
My mom has Charles Tindle as John’s father, nothing about his mother at all. I can’t find any birth records, (can’t they hurry and get those online please!??!?!). Nothing about Elizabeth. Sigh….For TWO days, when I should have been here, I have been looking for them. I am stubborn. I guess.
John, it appears, was elected Sheriff, back in the day. I did find that on the Governor’s Register of something ‘er other….
Well, I made a booboo, the son, Purnal, what a strange name, was the one elected Sheriff. All the names are beginning to blur, sound, and look the same. Samuel is in all this stuff somewhere too. The brother. The items pertaining to my family, in this document, take place between 1814 up to 1841, thereabouts.
I also found John Tindle mentioned in a book by the name of “Settlers of Maryland 1751-1765″. Hope I have the name right. Not sure the one mentioned in the book is the right one tho, as he was born in Maryland but at some point in time he and his family moved to Delaware.
I have found some nifty ebooks on Google Books that I need to read and see what those mentions mention.
It drives me crazy how they change the spelling of names. In one and the same document the surname will go from Tindal to Tindall. What’s up with that!??!?! The transcribers I guess, trying to read the handwriting. Or good ole’ Elizabeth up there. Ok, I KNOW Betty is short for Elizabeth, believe me, I know, I had to prove I had a sister named Elizabeth when I went in the Air Force JUST BECAUSE of that, considering my REAL GIVEN name IS Betty. I am named after my aunt on my dad’s side, my sister after an aunt on my mom’s side. (Parents must really have a twisted sense of humor when they name their children.) Anyway, I guess because I never consider, even knowing it is a nickname, looking for BETTY in all this stuff; I then receive a shock when she shows up somewhere as a “Betty”. (You can see other’s people’s research while looking)
All those crazy names people are giving their kids nowaways, might be a good thing for future researchers. They might not be able to spell it or say it, but if they see it they will KNOW it is the right person!
Here is a picture of Tindle ancestors.
I knew my great-grandma, she died the day before my 28th birthday. She was born in 1891 and this picture was taken about 1913 or 14, I believe, when she was about 22. She married my ggrandpa in 1914.