When Genealogy is Plain As the Nose on Your Face
I engage in genealogical pursuits. Now I have little money. I must confine myself to online searches. I have many resources, nonetheless.
For years, I pursued one Mary Wallace , buried in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey. She lies under the same stone as does Frederick and Ida Zeisweiss.
Who was she?
Sometimes, a thing is as plain as the nose on your face, yet you don't perceive it. You know what I am saying is true. It's happened to you.
Well, I was talking to a family member, when I came to the crazy idea maybe her Wallace family were buried in this very same cemetery. And guess what? Within two or three minutes, I knew what eluded me all those years was suddenly uncovered! Yes, uncovered in a cemetery.
Mary Wallace was maiden named Mary Davis of Philadelphia. She'd married James Wolfenden of England. He died, but not before daughter Ida was born. She'd married George Frederick Zeisweiss. James died. Mary married Robert Wallace of NJ. Now Robert, a relative handful of years earlier, had a wife and kids. The wife died. Robert died shortly after the wedding, but not until after his kids had left the nest.
Last of all, in her 80s, Mary died. Doubtless poor. And so ends our story.
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