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Monday, February 28, 2011

In Favor of My Assessment

This signature comes from a 1779 assessment petition in Amherst County, Virginia.

6 comments:

  1. Amherst Co., VA is my clue. I say Ambrose Rucker.

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  2. I'm going to have to stop listing the counties because as anonymous correctly indicates, Amherst Co. VA is a big clue.

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  3. I agree with you Michael, although I believe that your initial Posts do add interest to the site. Maybe we should read the Heading once in a while and remind ourselves that the challenge is a "HANDWRITING" transcription.
    The Grumpy one !!!

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  4. While the clues do take away slightly from the "only look at the handwriting" aspect, it is rare that a person looks at a document with no reference at all. I'll probably stay with the short sentence or two--partially as I know a few use those clues to do searches of online databases in an attempt to make a better interpretation.

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  5. Point taken !!!

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  6. Ambrose Rucker is the answer to this one.

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