My G-Grandfather was Gustavus, a carpenter from Tennessee who moved to Colorado and became a farmer. His wife Nora Jane was from Kansas. Together, they had seven children, including my grandmother Grace, pictured here. It's funny that my grandmother never EVER mentioned any brothers or sisters, even though some outlived her.
There's lots of room for mistakes here as one says Benjamin Smith and one Joseph Smith. This is an endeavor that requires unlimited computer internet connection. And why in the world am I interested after all these years? I hated history in high school and college!!!
Grace's grandmother was Caroline Elizabeth, born in 1820, who lived to a ripe old age of 82. At this point, I keep running into "not known" under the Parents banner. Having been born and raised in North Carolina, then moving to Tennessee, they certainly had a ringside seat for the Civil War.
On another note, Wilhelmina Rosella's "Aunt" who took possession of her before giving her to MY great aunt, was born in 1872 and married to Harry in 1895. He started out as a bookkeeper in 1893, rising up the ranks to President of the First National Bank of Denver. No wonder they had so much money!!
Fascinating stuff ..... to me anyway ..... but you sure can get bogged down quickly. With seven to twelve children in every family, it quickly becomes overwhelming. It's okay though, I've got six months of Ancestry.com to find out all I can.