Great grandsire made himself rare: An American ploughman in Lanarkshire; John Kelly, born in 1859. That was the early 1880s and practically his claim to fame. Still, it told not a whit about the man. Nor was he about to be explained, what reporting as a farm servant, without a bone of family around to … Continue reading The Adoption Witness: John Kelly – With Planted Bonar Evidence?
DOUBLE GENEALOGY: The ADOPTION WITNESS. Update 4, Addendum 8 Genealogical bereavement: the profound sense of loss on realizing that the long--departed soul under lengthy intensive scrutiny is not an ancestor. The state of grief and disbelief that must pass before another target can be tackled. Alas, we deem that Jane's John is not ours. Those … Continue reading Writing Off Jane Carroll’s John Kelly
DOUBLE GENEALOGY: The ADOPTION WITNESS. Update 3, Addendum 7 Kate Rabbit has been working to annul Jane Kelly’s hold on us! All we wanted from Jane was a working description of her husband, who had demised so early. After all, he could be our biological great grandfather. Recall, Jane had caught our eye in 1891 … Continue reading Kate Rabbit Spills On Jane’s John
DOUBLE GENEALOGY: The ADOPTION WITNESS. Update 2, Addendum 6 Who was Kate Rabbit? Darned if we know! Well, she married Joseph Baxter M. Osborn on 14 SEP 1885 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey.1A That a Kate Rabbit came to be mentioned in Montclair, well, she might have come down from heaven to actually help … Continue reading WHO WAS KATE RABBIT?
This is my first website and its first post! Today holds another first for me; I am now an author. So yes, they are interconnected. “Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” started as a quest for heritage, specifically, of my grandfather and his mother. It became much more, because he was unexpectedly, found adopted. So was … Continue reading Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness (1)
This journey is dedicated to our ancestors. It passes through this blog of three components. The first invites reader questions on persons or families covered in the book, or on the conduct of its research and conclusions reached. The book, “Double Genealogy: the Adoption Witness” is featured under the "Home" tab. It is a true … Continue reading The Journey Begins