Saturday, August 29, 2015

Brick Wall Revisit


Over the past several years, I’ve struggled with a few brick walls – haven’t we all? Alas, most remain as solid as ever. Let’s take a look at the ancestors who still make me wonder if perhaps they were left here by extraterrestrials in the middle of a dark and stormy night:


1. Emma Anna (Murphy) (Reagan) Shaw – what more is there to say about my great-great grandmother? I shared her mystery on April 9, 2009, a timeline for her on April 10, 2009, an update on August 2, 2011, and another update on February 6, 2012. She remains intensely interesting to me, to say the least!


2. John BARRETT and Hannah HOLMES who married in 1787 in Plymouth, MA. John died between 1790-1800. Hannah died in 1803. I blogged about them on February 10, 2010.


3. Levi BENSON who married Susannah Bump(us) and died 25 Jan 1815 in Wareham, MA. I shared that story on January 9, 2010.


4. Esther, wife of Edward CURTIS of Dudley and Monson, MA. For years now, I've tried to locate her maiden name with no luck. I first talked about them on November 23, 2007


It has not been a good year for making progress on these puzzles, I’m afraid. Most of my genealogical time has been devoted to a client’s wants and needs. It’s all enjoyable no matter what – I just love the work overall, even if there remain unanswered questions. Maybe one day I will answer these questions. Maybe I will climb these walls. After all, 2015 is not over yet…



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