On This Day...
1797 - Birth: Asa Burton, Vermont
1843 - Birth: Charlotte Batman, Crawford County, Indiana
1845 - Death: Kellogg Kinney,
1880 - Birth: Clyde J. Wyman Day, Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska
1881 - Birth: Ella Belle James, Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
1944 - Death: Robert E. Lee McMurry, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Note in 1880 the birth of Clyde Day. He was my great grandfather, father of my paternal grandmother. He had a long life, living until 1973. I visited with him on several occasions when I was quite young. I still remember the man. He was tall and thin, soft-spoken. At least by the time I knew him.
As I write this in 2013, that means I have direct knowledge of someone born 133 years earlier. Have you looked at your family history to see how far back you can go? Many people doing genealogy are much older than I am, and have potentially met ancestors going back even further than this. Perhaps you met an ancestor who was alive during the Civil War? Even further back?
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