Surnames and Family Research Forum Archive
In Response To: mcPhail ()
You are quite welcome. I always find it interesting to come up with clues that might explain how a specific ancestor met the person they married. In many cases they were either in the same household - or neighbors within walking distance.
Back in the day - folks didn't have cars, many had no horse and wagon and they walked everywhere - and had few places to go except to church - or if lucky, to school(depends on the time period).
I know that one of my grandmothers met her future husband while working "in-service" as a laundress. My grandfather was the chauffeur for the same family. My other grandmother met her husband in church - and they were cousins by marriage.
Dawn has posted lots of important census material for you which should give you lots to work with and many new leads.
I am glad that Afrigeneas has been able to help you get started.