I’m a genealogy running back – in a game of inches
One of the reasons I started this blog was in the hopes of contacting distant cousins who had volumes of researched and documented family history I was unaware of. (LOL) Surely they were out there just waiting for my blog to appear, then contact me and send this valuable info my way!
Alas, (sigh) as you already know, that’s not how it works. I’ve had a couple of inquiries on family surnames yet no matches made. Until last week, when I received a blog comment from Peter.
I did a little search on Isaac, maybe you already found these:
The Descendants of Joseph and Anna Bartholomew: It says about John Nevel: “In 1880, he was a retired farmer living as a border in Isaac and Rebecca Williams [Isaac is a brother of Lebbeus ] household in Monroe Twp., Allen Co., OH.”
He can also be found at ancestry: http://records.ancestry.com/Isaac_Williams_records.ashx?pid=38765977, up to Abel Williams (1768 – 1842), born in Wales. . . . . .
I had a chill run up my spine and arms. These were my people he was talking about!! My Isaac, my Rebecca!! Peter, how do you know my people! I devoured his comment. Read it again. Fired an email off to my genealogy-buddy-sister and followed up on his links.
I had the main facts the links provided about my ancestors, yet there were some wonderful nuggets of new information. I knew my g-g-grandparents had a boarder (I was worried they were in need of cash!) and am overjoyed to find the boarder was “extended-extended family” and not a hobo off the street! I have added some names and dates to my charts and have another avenue to research. Eureka baby!!
Thank you Peter for taking the time to expand your research a bit and include me and my people in it!!! Your sharing of info made my day, actually my month!!
My family history seems to come to me in small pieces, inches if you will, but ohhhh how precious those little bits are!