I made a few tweaks to the Broken Unions articles today. Nothing major, but thought you might like to know.
The 1866 Alabama census was just a row of numbers counting people by age group. I wondered if it was possible to cross-reference with other records to figure out who those numbers represent.
Margaret Nunnelly came a-callin' on Lieutenant Scott. Perhaps they'd known each other before the war. Perhaps she was looking for news on her brothers. Perhaps she knew what she wanted and she wanted Willis.
In his early thirties, Early Andrew Jackson Pounds was a widower with two toddlers. How could he work the farm and raise two children alone? He decided it he couldn't do it.
There was a man in Alabama with the amusing name of Early Andrew Jackson Pounds, and he was married three times.
Honoring a fallen sibling or perpetuating a family curse? Could be neither!
A curious thing happened to these online memorials as a result of my research.
Broken Unions, Part Three. Willis and William Scott were admitted to the hospital with typhoid fever. A third brother, Sergeant John Henry Scott, remained with their unit. All were fighting for their lives.
Rumors of secession and war spread like fire. The Union was breaking, but for William Scott and his wife, their union was stronger than ever.
The nation was breaking apart. Would William and Elmina's union survive what was to come?