Contributed by Gayle Neuhaus When I was searching for an obituary, requested by a Find A Grave contact, I was …
When the book was thrown at me, I was astonished. What could I do to rectify this mess? How could I redeem my ancestors and myself?
…Marana Ward, daughter of Elijah & Marana Colburn Ward, was born on 30 Aug 1789. She married (1st) Ebenezer Ballou and (2nd) Orrin Aretus Powers.
Okay, I confess. I haunt cemeteries digging up dirt on my dearly departed ancestors. I lurk among the gravestones recording information and imagining their lives.
So, now you know that you and Cousin Rita are 3rd cousins, twice removed. And you probably wonder if you should even bother to include Cousin Rita in your family tree since she’s so “removed.” The answer is YES! It is important, very important!