Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On This Day - April 24th

On This Day...

1197 - Death: Rhys ap Gruffudd, Saint David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
1737 - Death: John Copeland, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
1818 - Birth: Catherine Sandel, Lehigh  County, Pennsylvania
1822 - Birth: William Peters, Lawrence, Mississippi
1836 - Birth: Nancy Drucilla Crane, Madison, Tennessee
1865 - Death: Nicholas Lommel,
1870 - Birth: Lula Gertrude Williams, Louisiana
1872 - Birth: Sarah Alice Edoline Vernon, Indiana
1879 - Birth: James Riley Smith, Winn Parish, Louisiana
1926 - Birth: Phoebe Miles, Perry County, Indiana
1927 - Death: Mary Ellen Steichen, Pearl Lake, Stearns County, Minnesota
1927 - Birth: Mary Ellen Steichen, Pearl Lake, Stearns County, Minnesota
1985 - Death: Rose Mary Lommel, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Um, yeah, 1197.  See, there's this theory that my Day line connects back to Welsh aristocracy.  Being royalty, it's documented pretty far back.  At one point, I entered that whole line.  Later, I decided the evidence for the link was not strong enough to keep in my tree, so I removed it.  Except I apparently missed at least Rhys ap Gruffudd above.

Make sure you have strong enough evidence before you include people in your tree.  Make a separate speculative tree if you want to keep the data pending research to firm up the sources, but don't toss it all in your main tree.

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