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Re: Lightner Family, Lancaster County PA
Posted by: lyman rennie (ID *****7744) Date: August 04, 2008 at 05:45:19
In Reply to: Re: Lightner Family, Lancaster County PA by Sue of 512

Sue,
Thank you so much for the information you provided. It definitely confirms what I suspected. My original information was obtained from the book "Americans of Royal Descent" authored by Charles H. Browning and published in 1891. This is the second edition. On the inside cover of this book is inscribed M. C. Lightner, 1891.

On page 431 there is "The Royal Descent of Mrs. Sarah Ellis Lightner of Danville, Pa." At the very bottom of this page it shows Sarah Ellis m. Rev. Edwin N. Lightner of Danville, Pa. They had five children, one of whom was Milton Clarkson Lighter.

On pages 435 and 436 Pedigree CX I found Sarah Ellis m Rev. Edwin N. Lightner, of Danville, Pa. b 1816, d 1881 and had:
4-Milton Clarson Lightner of Chicago, m 24 September,1879, Mary R., daughter of Colonel P. T. Turnley, U. S. Army, and had Milton Turnley, b 28 October 1880.

As I stated in my original posting I have the booklet regarding the burial of Rev. Milton Clarkson Lightner. Because of the name duplication I assumed these were the same person. This was early on in my reseach and had not learned yet to be very careful of name duplication where male children were often named for uncles. I ran across this problem again in tracing the Turnley line.

Again, thank you very much for your help.


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