When Newspapers.com recently offered three-days of unlimited access to their digitized newspaper collection, yours truly, being ever frugal and always researching, logged on and searched away.
First, I dug into all those brick-wall ancestors and soon hit paydirt, finding a few particularly private ones buried in the yellowed newsprint. Although none of these articles named these dead-end ancestors’ parents, they did provide some insight into the lives they led.
As the eldest of four females in our family, I know how fulfilling and enriching sisterhood is and how blessed I am to have these women in my life. However, I also am aware of how painful relationships with sisters can be at times. When words are wielded like weapons, they can tear the heart and scar the soul. The people with whom you are closest and share some of your earliest memories can hurt you the most.
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Happy, happy, joy, joy, happy, happy, joy! Today is my 10th Blogiversary! A whole decade of blogging about our families’ history, personal stories, and book reviews. Wow! Where has the time gone?
On this day, 26 February 1942, Rumsey S. Watts passed away. He was my 2nd great-grandfather.
Born on 7 December 1859, in Russellville, Cole County, Missouri, Rumsey was the son of John K. Watts and Cynthia Ann Payne and younger brother of John W. Watts, who was born circa 1858.