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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.
On this day, 31 December 1868, John Jacob Huffer, my 4th great-grandfather, passed away.
Born 16 March 1806, in Washington County, Maryland to parents Rev. John Huffer and Elizabeth Line, John Jacob Huffer joined elder brother Joseph L. Huffer, born 6 October 1800, and elder sisters Susanna Huffer, born 28 August 1802, and Nancy Huffer, born 5 April 1804.
Yesterday marked the anniversary of the passing of my second great-grandmother, Ella V. (Long) Thomas, who died 98 years ago on 18 September 1922. Although I never met her, she raised a truly admirable daughter, my great-grandmother, whom I have mentioned in previous posts.
To quote Britney Spears, “Oops, I did it again!” I missed Week 33 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. Darn it! And last week’s writing prompt was a really interesting one too: Black Sheep. I would really hate skipping that. At the same time, I find this Week 34’s challenge, Chosen Family, quite intriguing. I wonder… What if I combine the two challenges into one? Is there a family member who was both a “black sheep” and had a “chosen family”?
Yes, there is. But before I introduce this black sheep/chosen family individual, let me tell you a bit of backstory first…