Thanks to my long lost Arkansas cousin, Ron West, whom I located through FamilyTreenDNA.com, I have just read 5 letters written from relatives in the family of my 4th great-grandfather, George W. West (abt. 1819-1895). One letter was even penned by my 4th great-grandmother, Jennet Cowen West, herself. If I can stop bawling my eyes … Continue reading I’ve Located Letters from my 4th Great-Grandparents!
The 1880 Federal Census for Forsyth County Georgia was one of the more curious of my family censuses until I figured out what to make of it. My ancestors George W. West and Jennett Cowan West are where I expected them to be, in the Hightower District of Forsyth County, Georgia. Two of their younger … Continue reading Census Sunday: What Became of Isaac Suthard?