Cousin Bait: Moses WILSON or Moses WILLSON

I’m doing what in the genealogy community we call “cousin fishing” or putting out “cousin bait.” It is probable that I descend from a Moses Wilson. Still working on that, and this article is not about what I know (or … Continue reading

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Twelve Years Ago Today – Ancestor 3, My Mother

It was twelve years ago today. It was approximately 3:45pm. It was a Monday. I got there about 25 minutes before then, maybe fewer. Her fluids were unhooked. I just sat with her. She was so cold. So cold. Her … Continue reading

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Margaret Ellen Wilson, 3 April 1931, Muncie, Indiana – Ancestor 3

I loved my mother so much, although I often had a strange way of showing it. But she was my best friend, my companion. We had so much fun, particularly after I became an adult. She understood me, but she … Continue reading

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Some of Those Who Built Me

These are images that I have of my ancestors. Without these, I would not know their features. I do not know their voices

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James William WILSON (1888-1943) : “Died in a gutter in Colorado”

James William WILSON (1888-1943) : “Died in a gutter in Colorado” The family said that he “died in a gutter in Colorado.” But sometimes families exaggerate. They said he had a drinking problem — that it contributed to his death. … Continue reading

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