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library:letter_from_mickey_delatte_5_april_1969 [2016/10/14 11:27] (current)
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 +The following letter is from the collection of [[Mickey Tarkington DeLatte]].
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 +April 5, 1969
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 +Dear Mr. Tarkington;
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 +I received your much welcomed letter and good data…and shall be looking forward to any other information which you may be able to locate on your family..do you by chance have any relation living in Nashville? They may be able to do worlds of good for us if you do have, and could do a little leg work for us. There is much information to be had concerning many branches, housed at the State Library and Archives, at Nashville. I have gotten lots of good material from there but you have to have names and dates or near dates, for them to look it up for you. Whereas, if someone lived there, they could get lots of data from the various will books, Marriage bonds and records, etc. from the various counties..starting out from Davidson and Williamson (these are the two counties they settled in, after migrating from North Carolina in 1797) after this some spread out to Giles, Hickman, Dyer, Shelby, Obion and others ​     such information will enable me to connect many branches all the way back to 1668, the time of the immigration to America and in the very near future, still further back, if the Local Historian, which I have retained for a time, has any luck. He sent me a letter by air, stating that he had a much heavier envelope, by regular mail, on the way. These thrifty Englishmen. he thought it absurd to pay a particular amount to send it by air..I don't know how long it takes by boat, but I do believe he sent it on as low boat from China, as it has been about 34 days now. The tension builds each day, and when my postman drops off the mail, without it, I really feel let down. ha.
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 +I have always considered our people to be English, Irish and Scot, but I have just run across information that we stem from the Scandinavian origin, and as far back as about 900 A.D. Never for a second have I ever thought that I had a little Viking Blood flowing through my veins..and if I can research this further, maybe a little Blue Blood, As we were Turec'​s People, and from what I gather, he was either related, on of the Kings men or one of the followers of King Ingemund, who had been expelled from Ireland and eventually given land to him and his followers by aEthelfled, the Lady of the Mercians, near Castra, i.e. Chester. Our original name is Torkinton, as early as 1182, later took on the g, to Torkington, It is an (or I should say was) English Place name. The township of Torkington, with the meaning of homestead of "​Turec'​s People"​..the earlier records, relate to a person such as Robert and Richard de (de meaning of) Torkington. It has existed as far back as 1182, (Pipe Rolls) 1248, Inquisitions Post Mortem Torksey (Lincolnshire) Turecesieg, 873 Saxon Chronicle Turecesig I b (D.E.) Torchesey (Domesday Book, London 1783-1816, also includes Exon Domesday, both date back to 1086)___eia1153
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 +(Index to Charters and Rolls in British Museum, London, 1900-1912) the tun of Turec'​s people and Turec'​s Island. The personal name Turec, or rather Turoc, is not evidenced in independent use. It may be derived from the root of Gothic Gatarhjan to distinguish. Torkington (A. Scandinavian) Bel. to Torkington (Cheshire) 13th and 14th century. Torkinton Old A. Scandinavian. Torkinga-tun,​. The Estate of the Tork family. Cheshire, England, a Scandinavian immigration into the Wirral Peninsula of Cheshire can be exactly dated from an Irish source hat King Ingemund had been expelled from Ireland and eventually had land given to him and his followers by aEthelfled, the Lady of the Mercians, near Castra ie Chester. The event must have taken place immediately after the year of 900 or 901. The colony then founded, has left its mark in the numerous Scandinavian names end of quote 
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 +(the township of Torkington, failed to exist after 1900, due mainly to many marrying and spreading their influence elsewhere, therefore, became an Electoral District within the Urban District of Hazel Grove and Bromhall this township was located in the Parish of Stockport, Hundred of Macclesfield,​ County Palatine of Chester 4 1/2 mile S. E. from Stockport, Cheshire England, and contained 284 inhabitants in the year of 1835. The Historian, who I have retained for a time, live within 5 or 6 miles from our township I don't think I could have gotten any closer to the scene, do you? I do want to research the family name further, if the history of Cheshire County is available over here, otherwise, this may end up being a good job for your friend over there. also, if he can get names of Torkington'​s from various directories,​ then I shall write to them. I received a letter from one of the name a few days ago, and he was quiet surprised that someone was researching the family, and he said, an American, at that but he is real interested and is going to try to gather some data on his branch of the family ​ Turkington, Talkington, are instances of the Torkington. but cannot at the time make a connection, possibly another family came over at a later date, there is a friend of mine, who is a Talkington, and who is researching the name, some times during his digging he finds a Tarkington, and too, I keep on eye out for Talkingotn'​s and we send and exchange date he is Publisher in Okla. City and he has a brother, who is a Proff. At a college in Ill. Eventually, we will tie in.our name, I think due to only a few, who could write and record, has changed many times Tarlinton and Tarlington, in Va., to Tarkinton and Tarkenton, in North Carolina the ones who did not migrate in 1797 have kept the name of Tarkinton and Tarkenton .so in the early records in Tennessee, it is spelled the same and did not pick up the g for some time so in researching,​ you have to keep in mind the three latter So, you can tell pretty much by the using of the g, which families moved into Tennessee, thereafter, to Indiana, Okla., Ark., Ky., and Texas, and as the families grew, to other parts.
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 +The names of the men in Service in the Sat of Arkansas:
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 +Civil War Confederates
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 +Jo.C., Put. Company B 1st. Mounted Rifles Arkansas.
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 +John T. Put. Company G 9th Ark. Infantry
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 +William J. Company G 9th Ark. Infantry
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 +J.T. Put. Company I 1st Mounted Rifles Ark.
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 +J.W. Put. Company E 47th (Crandall'​s) Ark. Cavalry
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 +J.W. Sergt. Company G 32nd Ark. Infantry
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 +Civil War Union Soldiers:
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 +Albert, Sgt/Put. Company L 3rd Ark. Cavalry
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 +Thomas, Put. Company L 3rd. Ark. Cavalry.
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 +In case you think one of these may be your great great grandfather,​ you can send this info above with $1.00 to the National Archives, General Services Administration,​ Collection Officer, Washington D.C. 20408..and request his military record…and if you are sure of your party being the right one, you can get the full junket, which gives much data for about 8-10 dollars, they will quote you a price.
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 +Again, let me thank you for the data and I shall be looking forward to any other which you may be able to furnish If we can find out the parent of your family who came into Tenn. I can probably give you a direct line all the way back as stated. So until I hear from you
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 +I remain,
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 +Mildred (Mickey) DeLatte ​
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 +{{tag>​library letters}}
  
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