I love it when I have cousin connections! My most recent one has come via Facebook. Earlier this week, I received a Facebook friend request from (whom I’ll call JS). I looked at his profile and noticed we had three mutual friends in common. Two of the mutual friends were cousins of my father. The 3rd mutual cousin was a cousin of my mothers.
So, I friended JS and sent a message inquiring how he knew my father’s cousins. He replied that his wife was related to them – thus, his wife was my cousin. Of course I was happy about that. But then, he asked me how I knew our 3rd mutual friend and told me that she was his cousin. Wait? His cousin was my mom’s cousin? After further discussion, I learned that indeed, we were both cousins to each other!
Therefore, I gained two cousins for the price of one! I am related to him AND his wife. Crazy right? Our relationship is as follows:
- JS’s great-grandfather, David Elijah Walker, was a brother to my mother’s grandmother, Martha Jane (Walker) McNair.
- JS’s wife’s grandfather, Samuel Valentine Lawhorn, was a brother to my father’s grandfather, William Lahworn.
And today, JS started sending me family pictures. I’m so tickled.