I meant to put this in my post from yesterday, but I’ll just make it a separate post for now.. Earlier this week, I talked to a great-great uncle of mine and he shared with me some family history. His mother was essentially orphaned as a child. This much I knew. But what I did not know was how her last name was known (Harvey) if that was the case. It turns out, she was raised by her natural father and his wife. His wife was not her mother. Her mother was also married and when she was three, her mother left her at her father’s doorstep to be raised by him and his family. Drama stays the same doesn’t it?
But, while telling me this story, my uncle also told me the father’s name, so now I have yet another person to start tracking down As yet, I still have not found him in the census that I expect him to be in, so I’ll keep looking!