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Re: mcPhail
In Response To: mcPhail ()

Hi Sharon,

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.
Keep us posted.

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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