Monday, April 29, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Phillip D. LeMaster (1869-1869)

Phillip D. LeMaster (1869-1869) was my paternal great-granduncle.  What follows is an exploratory analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about him.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Phillip was born January 28, 1869 in Darke County, Ohio.  I have been unable to locate a record of his birth in the probate records for Darke County located at FamilySearch.  These records are currently unindexed.

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if mention was made of Phillip's birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible record of the LeMaster family.  Will continue to reach out to extended family in hopes that one does exist.

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               I am not aware of any baptismal record for Phillip.  The family was associated with the Methodist Episcopal church.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Phillip was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Not applicable, as Phillip died in infancy.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Not applicable, as Phillip died in infancy.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Not applicable, as Phillip died in infancy.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               Not applicable, as Phillip died in infancy.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Phillip died May 1, 1869 in Darke County, Ohio.  I have not been able to locate a death date from local probate records yet.  Will continue to search.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspaper accounts to see if mention was made of Phillip's death.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

               Will need to search local funeral home records to see if mention was made of Phillip's funeral.

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               Phillip's tombstone in the Webster Cemetery in Rossburg, Darke County, Ohio has been photographed and published at FindAGrave.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

     2.2. State Census Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

     3.2. Pension Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.

5. Supplemental records

     Not applicable, as Phillip did not survive into adulthood.


This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.
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