I received some goodies in the mail today – more certificates and obituaries that I’d ordered. I was looking at the newspaper obituary for my paternal great-grandmother and it says that she had 47 grandchildren. In looking at my files, I see that I only have 28 listed. Who are these other grandchildren?? I know I have huge gaps where I don’t have information filled in, but part of this whole process makes me wonder if I’ll ever get the family groups completely accurate? Most likely not – I guess that’s the fun in the hunt huh?
In a different certificate, I learned of another generation back. In my last post, I related how I learned of my one of my paternal gg-grandmother’s father’s name. Well, I received his death certificate and it lists his parents. More names to search for in the census records! Though, given that Clayton himself was born in 1830, I am not sure I will find his parents as late as 1870.