Last week, soon after the release of the index for Delaware on the Ancestry.com website, I received my first green shaky leaf hint from the 1940 census!
The hint was for a person in my McNair family tree, Ms. Carrie Lucille McNair Griffin (1919-2004). Carrie was a granddaughter of our family patriarch, Rufus Tannahill McNair, and from Plymouth, NC – the homebase of the McNair family. Before I received this hint, I did know Carrie lived in Delaware as this is where she was living when she passed.
As I reviewed my notes, I saw that I had Carrie in the 1920 census, but I don’t have her in 1930. Well, now, I have her in 1940 so I’ll have to go back and look for her.
In 1940, she is living in Wilmington, Delaware, with her mom Annie Registers McNair and siblings Ellen, Gertie May, Vance, Leon, Anna Mae, & Charles. The 1935 residence columns indicate they’d lived in the area in 1935. Ellen worked as a nursemaid and Carrie as a bookkeeper in an accounting office.
Now it’s off to try and fill in more of Carrie’s branch!