I spent this afternoon in the library working on Mom’s family history. I mostly focused on my great-grandparents Charlie Daniel and Mary Jane Privott. I’m lucky to have a photo of them thanks to a family cookbook. Genealogy finds come in all kinds of places!
I spent a large part of the day combing through the census … finding little bits of information here and there. Dan as he was known, was a farmer and never served in the military. I might have noticed in past when I first discovered the census records for him that he did not know how to read or write and had never attended school but I didn’t remember those details.
I did remember that my Mom and 2 of her sisters were living with him at the time of the 1940 census. (Her mother had died and her father had not yet remarried.)
I also started pulling some other photos. This was the house they’d lived in at that time and I’d snapped a photo of it on one of my trips to North Carolina with Mom.
And on another visit, we found their graves.
Tonight I loaded my Aunt’s queen size top on the longarm and it’s ready to be quilted tomorrow. I’ll be glad to check that one off the list!