In 1833, fourteen deserters were found and voluntarily returned to Fort Towson after the pursuit party withdrew. Four were subsequently charged with Desertion and Mutiny. We will be following the transcript of the General Court Martial held at Fort Towson May 15 – 31, 1833 documenting the charges, witness statements, questioning, cross-examination and defendant’s statement for the trial of Corporal Lyman F. Rounds of Light Company “A” 3d Infantry, 7th U.S. Infantry. We will then deliberate on the testimony and deliver our verdict before learning what the court decided.
Speaker: Michael Rounds was introduced to genealogy in Boy Scouts when he earned the genealogy merit badge. Many years later when he had kids, he resumed researching so he could answer that question: “Dad, where did I come from?” His most recent ancestors migrated to America in the 1840’s, and several of his ancestor lines migrated in the 1680’s.
Presented by Kay Hartrick
Using newspapers for genealogy research can yield many treasures beyond the standard obituary. Marriage announcements can provide many details about the families involved, not just the couple being married. Birth announcements can be the only record of this event. And, best of all, news about court appearances can be an invaluable key to court files, including divorces and other significant events. By following a trail of articles from Illinois to California to Missouri, we will follow a women’s life and her curious trail that would be impossible to find without newspaper articles. We will discuss various websites that provide access to newspapers and what to do when the newspaper you need is not online.
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