Sep 17, 2018
In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss a research project that Diana completed to determine if George W. Dillard was the father of our ancestor, Cynthia (Dillard) Royston. Here's the objective of the project:
The objective of this research project was to determine if George W. Dillard born 1781 in Virginia and died 1854 in Lee County, Alabama was the father of Cynthia (Dillard) Royston. Cynthia was born about 1815 in Georgia. She married Thomas Beverly Royston about 1833 in Georgia or Alabama and died 2 August 1882 in Collin County, Texas.
As we discuss this project, Diana is going to share how she came up with him as a candidate for Cynthia's father in pre 1850 census records, and how she created a timeline comparison for Cynthia and George. She will discuss how she did a land study to see if she could link Cynthia's husband, Thomas B. Royston, to George W. Dillard. We also discuss a great piece of evidence found in a list of letters left at the post office in a Georgia Newspaper from the 1830s. Listen to find out if Diana solved this case and how the Research Like a Pro process helped.
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