Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Northern connections of Southerners

I have been so fixated on all my white ancestors' coming to Philadelphia or places in Maryland or Virginia or (rarely) Charleston, that I have not looked for cousins up north. But if one member of the Coney family from Lincolnshire comes south and a cousin goes north, that can make a dyed in the wool southerner kin to Cotton Mather and a slew of other northerners. It gives you pause. It just takes one member of a family going to Massachusetts or New York to darken a perfect record.

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