Washington County Maryland 1877

According to the 1870 census, my third great-grandparents 40 year old shoemaker Morgan Clark and his 34 year old wife Susan have eight children. The census taker also recorded┬áthe families living near the Clarks. It was interesting to read the list of names, but it was far more interesting to see the neighborhood in 1877,…

They Make My Heart Race

Are all ancestors created equal? Not so much, no. I don’t have any fancy-dancy ancestors. No one I know of (yet) signed the Declaration of Independence, was an Indian Princess, or held court from a throne wearing a diamond tiara. Most of the people from whom I descend were pretty ordinary people who led pretty…