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Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 7 Apr 2012 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Trying to track down my wifes great grandfater. Her grandfather was adopted at the age of 12. Russel Roland Allen was his adopted name. Can't find anything about his real father and mom. The name Titus keeps coming up when you talk with the older memebers of the family but no one is sure. Any ideas out there? Thanks in advance for your help. Should be from Iowa or Indiana.

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allen, Lawrence, Hamilton, Titus
Russel is my father and we are having a difficult time trying to find his father. We don't think Titus, Charles, is his father, as he married Minnie in 1905 in South Dakota. Dad was born in 1901 in Iowa, to Minnie Mae Lawrence (her Maiden name). She was 13 in 1901, we think she married a man by the name, Rascelus P Hamilton, he was a black man according to the Iowa census. He was a barber in Dow City where Minnie's family lived. If all this is correct, Dad's birth name was Rusal R Hamilton.

We grew up believing Dad's father was Albert Allen, it was within the past few months we found all this out. Albert's family­ told us that they all knew he was adopted. But they aren't sure if the adoption was legal or just a changing of the last name. Minnie was married at least 3 times or more. The Hamilton marriage was in 1901, the Titus marriage was in 1905, the Allen marriage was 1910, then in 1930's she married John Rhinesmith, who we knew. Trying to find divorces for the first two. I know Titus continued to live in South Dakota, Hamilton total blank.

Sorry to overload with info, but when I saw Dad's picture, whew! So your wife is which of my brother and sisters children?

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 12:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wife is Lois's daughter?

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 10:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes...Nancy Noble Miller is my wife. Lois and Bob's daughter. Thanks for all the great info! Who am i speaking with?

Dale

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allen, Deal, Lawrence
This is Aunt Susie, in South Bend. Hi, nice chatting with you. If I get any more info I'll be sure to let you know. Tell Nancy I found the indian in the family 'cept it was on her Grandma Allens' side. The Barshall-Bergeron to Prevost to Marie Olivier Sylvestre Manithabehick. She married Prevost which was the first recorded French - Huron marriage. More info in my Allen,Deal, Lawrence family tree. Check it out.

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 11:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Very nice! I will check that out tonight. Nancy said to tell you hi! Thanks for all the info...it gets overwhelming at times...lol...

Dale

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 9 May 2012 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Allen, Titus, Hamilton
Hi Aunt Susie... this is Peggy. I believe Rasculus was buried under the name Richard P. Hamilton. He died on December 19, 1915 in Crawford County and was buried in Dow City. I have some info regarding him but I gave it all to my dad for his review. I will get that info back from him soon. I have a couple new leads that I hope to research soon.

Take Care!

Re: Maybe Titus child adopted about1913..Russel Roland

Posted: 18 Nov 2013 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm a distant cousin of Albert Allen and Minnie Mae has been a challenge. I found a newspaper clipping regarding her divorce from R.P Hamilton dated Jan 1905 from Davenport, Iowa. She is described as white, young and pretty. R.P. Hamilton is described as fifty two years old, black and one legged. She was given custody of her four year old son, Russell Hamilton.
She married Charles E Titus in Jul 1905, in South Dakota. By 1910, she and her son, who now has the last name of Titus were living with her parents. Charles E Titus, in 1910, was an inmate at the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
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