Here is a closer look at the death certificate for my 2nd great grandmother, Sarah F. Graham.
How I came to Susie's identity was interesting. The eureka moment was when I looked at the 1910 census.
The new year was still in its infancy when Susie Redmond filed for divorce.
The 1900 census included the total number of children born to a mother, and the number still living. For Senia Scott, it was 12 and 6. Who was still living?
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.
There was a man in Alabama with the amusing name of Early Andrew Jackson Pounds, and he was married three times.
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.