Catching up on the “52 weeks” challenge, we’re asked to write about someone who was “out of place”. This one was easy; I have an ancestor who was most definitely “out of place” when he died.
The Malvern Public Library has digitized its historical newspaper collection, allowing for some fun research into the Salathiel Timmons family.
It seems like everyone in the family is brick-walled on Peter Timmons (b. 1813). He is my 4x-great-grandfather. Some say his father was John, others say Peter Sr. I posted back in January about his ties to the Virginia Military District and I’ve been digging ever since. Now I have a new working theory.
One of the “brick wall” ancestors on my family tree is Peter Timmons, born in about 1813 in Ohio. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about his name, his birth place, and his parents. I think I’ve made some headway…
I’m supposed to be getting all my Scottish research ready for my trip, but I get onto ancestry.com, one thing leads to another and pretty soon I’m following a lead on some entirely different branch of the family.