Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book: The Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina & Louisiana

The Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina & Louisiana
Ruth Temple Ott Wallis
Privately Printed

A few years ago, before ancestry trees & DNA matches, I connected with a cousin, Mark James, who sent me copies of Ruth’s homemade book about our mutual Ott family.  The amount of data she collected is wonderful, especially considering she had no internet to assist in her search. Her early records include snippets from Bibles, Military records from the National Archives, Births and Marriages also from the National Archives and Military Records from Charleston, SC.

Then she focuses on Jacob Ott III of Louisiana & his children: Joel, Charles, Jessie, Naomi, Sarah, Samuel, Charlotte [my 3 x great grandmother] and Jacob.

I have copies of the early pages of this book & the section on Charlotte Ott. This section is a long outline listing her descendants. I would love to have the rest of the book. Does anyone know where I can find the rest?

Although I think Ruth’s book is remarkable for her time it has no references. A good reminder to me to always cite my sources.

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