Climbing the family tree became emotional

Here is the comment I attached to a record in my family tree:

Confession: This researcher was in tears as she created the collage of compiled information. She had entertained the thought that David died prior to 1860. “Death” would explain the reason his young sons went to live with cousins. Now the question: Why didn’t he take the children into the second marriage?

After several days of thorough research, I had to accept the mixture of information and conclude that David had remarried…  I became emotionally involved with the Arnett family and (#1) felt sorry for the sons, and (#2) admired the cousins who provided a home for the boys. After four days of researching this family, I think I’ve discovered all the existing information and it is time to walk away.

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