Amanuensis Monday – An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme which encourages the family historian to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin – some we never met – others we see a time in their life before we knew them. A fuller explanation can be found here.Ext.
At Aberdeen the Twelfth day of October in the year One thousand eight hundred and fifty five in the presence of Archibald Davidson Esquire advocate Commissary of the Commissariat of Aberdeen compeared John Yeats advocate in Aberdeen as Procurator and gave in the Testament under written executes by the after designed now deceased James Center and now craved that the same might (along with an Inventory of the Personal Estate of the said deceased)
*** James Center my 4th Great Grandfather 1777~1855