Is a life set up before it’s born?
A future which it has no say,
As a rose with a sharp thorn
Grows in its own way.
The following letter from my 2nd great grandmother Elizabeth Beard to my 2nd great grandfather Lewis Barney is a small glimpse of hardship faced by my family in the 1800′s:
Regretfully, I’ve neglected posting to this blog for quite a spell now. I intend to start writing and posting regularly again as I’ve accumulated many stories and ancestral tidbits through my research. I want to share my info with family and anyone else interested in all things regarding ancestry.Stay tuned! KB
Rev John Williams is a 2nd paternal cousin 9x removed
I decided to look up my parent’s 1940 census info. I went to the FamilySearch website expecting to find my mom and dad’s stats along with a listing for me as a household member (I was born in 1939). I found my parent’s census but much to my surprise, a boy Christopher age 3 and a girl Catherine age 2, were listed as their children. I never heard of them before! I was not listed! I even checked the original hand-written census document to make sure. Sure enough it was the same as the transcription.
Daughter of Stephen Yeoman and Abigail Fountain
Married Charles Barney, abt 1804, Gayuga, New York, New York