As time allows I continue to research on my newly discovered New England ancestors. After twenty-five years of not knowing much at all, I discovered a few years ago that my Midwestern great-grandmother's ancestry is centered in New England, including families that were on the Mayflower.
In an attempt to document members of this family, I've been working on a Samuel Sargent who lived in Addison, Vermont in the very early 1800s. He appears in the town records as having received what is termed a "warning out."
|from Volume 5, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Deeds, Town Records for Addison, Vermont, page 1--obtained on FamilySearch.com.|
- Could there be any other records regarding this "warning," perhaps newspaper records?
- What were some things that could cause the "warning."
- What was the purpose of the whole "warning out" process?
- Was a "warning" the same as being "kicked out?" The answer is no.
- Is this really my Samuel Sargent or were there other Samuels in the area at the same point in time?
- Are there any other references to Samuel Sargent or other Sargents in these records?
- How are the records indexed?