Re: where are my roots
I'm still trying to track Linson's and haven't figured it out yet either! My grandmother Hattie Roberta Linson was born in Leon Co., Texas in 1883. Her Father, William Thomas Linson was born in Alabama in 1853. His father, William T. Linson was born in Georgia in 1802. He moved to Washington Co., Alabama, where he married a Rachael Boykin in 1827. My William Thomas married a Mary Ann Bolton, born in 1858 in Conecuh Co., AL. They moved west through Mississippi, Louisiana, to Leon Co., Texas in the 1870's with other Linson, Bolton, and Lyon families. They had children in Alabama and Mississippi before reaching Texas. There were already other Linson's in Leon Co., (from 1860 Texas census), probably relatives. William T. Linson listed his father and mother from South Carolina, but I don't have their names. There was a Thomas Linson in the 1800 South Carolina census from Charleston Co. He was also listed in the 1790 Georgetown District, Prince Frederick Parish, SC. Maybe the families are connected? Is your William Stanley Linson a brother of "French" Linson of Houma, LA, son of William Thomas Linson and Christine Jewell?