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Re: Names? Thanks for Inspiring!
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This original post got me thinking about that Brick Wall name
So I back tracked my "research" and it was amazing!
When I did another search of the name ST.and SAINT in RAPPAHANNOCK VA, I found out that I had done some very sloppy research on the front end.
* Found out that there was a Free,in 1860, family named PAGE with a son named ST. PAGE. The father was a Blacksmith (like my ancestors) and he had $200 in 1860.
* Found a ST. MENEFEE son/WHITE (Menefee was always a name that surrounded my CLARK family, he was a lawyer and could have been the slave owner of the CLARK family! I'll be really checking that option now.
* Found out when I compared the 1870 census to the 1880 Census that I found a ST. Thomas CLARK listed with my family in 1880 / now I will have to try to match birthdates. children that could have moved away/died etc.)
Thanks everyone for the NAME inspiration.
I learned so many lessons from this story.
#1 Don't just be so happy when you FIND your ancestors in a census that you don't compare what the names/ages/ are trying to tell you!
Oops: Almost forgot this biggie mistake #2:
I found my gggg grandmother living with her grand daughter MARTHA's family in 1870, that would mean that she was probably born, in VA, around 1800.
Martha lists her age as 45,that would make ALL of my ages way,way off!
I am getting my calculator busy this morning!
Thanks again everyone!
You are all SAINTS to me this today.
Gail CLARK Swan