Quarantine Day 16….

Today was a hard day. I was really irritable today. I am so ready for this Coronavirus to go away. I wish it would peak already.

I tried to find historical records for Thomas Donaldson in Rutherford Co, NC on Family Search today but had no luck. I then moved on the SC Department of Archives and History website online record search. I found a land deed for John Hall in the index. One of people listed on the estate record was a Mrs. Donaldson. The land deed was dated 1803. I am thinking “Mrs. Donaldson” is William Donaldson’s (Thomas Donaldson’s brother) wife. I filled out a online research request to order the land deed. I am sort of hoping they will email me the deed because less germs will be spread that way. We will see.

Here’s hoping that April is better month than May!


***Update….I know who Mrs. Donaldson is! It is Jenny Donaldson, widow of Matthew Donaldson. I can’t find any evidence that ties Matthew Donaldson to Thomas Donaldson. I am grateful that particular mystery is solved.

Author: samanthanifong

I have been a avid history buff since age 10. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in US History. I have been researching my family for 12 years. I specialize in South Carolina history and research. I do freelance genealogy work centered around South Carolina between 1750- 1880. If you have ancestors in South Carolina between 1750-1880 that you would like me to locate, please contact me. Disclaimer.....My research is based on actual evidence which I may or may not post. Any photographs or documentation that I use is my intellectual property unless otherwise noted and may not be used or borrowed without my expressed written consent.

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