The following narrative was titled “Unraveling tangled relationships” and was attached to the individuals in my Ancestry family tree. Many individuals were researched before the “tangled relationships” were outlined on scratch paper—and later documented for the benefit of future researchers.
This is an interesting observation by an astute Frantz-family researcher. The name “Rachel Bull” was first observed while documenting George Grisso in the 1870 Federal Census. No relationship listed for Rachel (while looking at George Grisso’s record). Later, it was noted that Rachel Huffman Bull was the sister of George Grisso’s first wife Eve Huffman (1815-1866). In the transcribed record for the 1870 Federal Census, Rachel is listed as “domestic servant.” More specifically, Rachel was George Grisso’s sister-in-law. Rachel’s daughter Esther J Bull (1850- ) is listed as a “domestic servant” in the 1870 Federal Census, in the home of Catherine Huffman Mellinger but Esther J. Bull is the niece of Catherine Huffman.
Hours of research did not reveal additional information for Emma Bull. Here are the “comments” listed with Emma.
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Postscript at 5:30 PM: Information was searched—and documented—and images were prepared. Many of my questions remain unanswered. When I can’t locate information In Ancestry, I turn to FamilySearch. Today, FamilySearch was a disappointment.
This weblink popped up on my computer screen—probably because Google knows I “do” obituaries. So here is a different kind of blog message from Lorraine. (More pictures at the weblink.)
Adversely!! (See my earlier message.) It’s been said, “We had a mild summer.” If that’s the case, I don’t want to experience an extreme summer!! I’m a Texas resident and I may see—and hear—news that doesn’t reach other states. “Extreme” conditions along the Texas border!! Have you seen the pictures of thousands of migrants, in this heat, without sanitation, food, and water? One can only imagine the hardships of the long walk just to get to the United States. I can’t—and won’t—complain about my situation. It’s six in the morning and I’m sitting in my air-conditioned living room, after a night in a comfortable bed. I have food and water–and clean clothes. Imagine migrants with only the clothes on their back.
I’ll be honest: When I started this message, I was about to “complain” about my health problems. However, my kind, loving Heavenly Father (God) reminded me of my immeasurable blessings “pressed down, overflowing.”
Sending “happy thoughts” to my readers.
There was a time when I was “a volunteer” at several organizations (one at a time 🙂 ). I gladly shared my time and talent. Now, the Coronavirus, isolation, and old age keep me at home. I pray my passion for genealogy is a gift “that keeps on giving.” ~~ Remember my project earlier this year? I regularly revisit that “tree” looking for the valuable information that supports the identity of a great-grandfather. ~~ Every week I answer questions from other subscribers to Ancestry.com. I’m an editor, and contributor, to other Ancestry trees, and that documentation (those numbers) are not reflected when I publish my milestones. Having said all that, I feel like “my arms are too short.” I wish I could do more to help victims of fires, hurricanes, flooding… I was trained by Samaritan’s Purse for disaster relief; I had my bag packed, ready to go… Also: Volunteer with Habitat For Humanity.