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How to Break a Brick Wall

  Hello Farmgirl Sisters! Hoping this finds everyone enjoying the spring season and getting ready for a great summer! At the end of my last post, I said I would share a brick wall in my research with you. I wrote early in this blog that I had documented fourteen Revolutionary War patriot ancestors. Today, I’m going to tell you about what I hope will be number fifteen. This patriot ancestor is on my father’s side of the family, through his mother, my paternal grandmother. I have yet to prove a patriot ancestor in her lineage. I really want this one to be the first. But there have been a lot of challenges with this effort. I think I have finally been able to pull together enough information to present to the lineage society to make my case, but it’s not a sure thing. My analysis of the proofs are sort of like a very convoluted road map – it will get you where you need to go if you slow down, read very carefully and pay attention to the details. Read along and see if you can follow

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