Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More fun of the chase (less frustration today)

Here's an example of a family tree puzzle I've been trying to figure out for about a week.
 A family including son Samuel Errett, age 17, in 1861.
 Samuel Errett, on his marriage record in 1869.
 Samuel Erriott and family in 1871.
 Samuel Ernett and family in 1881.
 Samuel Escott and family in 1891.
 Samuel Errett and family in 1901.
 Samuel Gowrette and family in 1911.
Death of Samuel Errett in 1923.

Okay, so perhaps when I lay it out like this, it's obvious that it's the same man from 1861 to 1923.  But do you have any idea how difficult it was to find Ernett, Elliott, Escott, and to top it off, GOWRETTE as alternate spellings?  I had to resort to looking for any Samuel married to a Catherine in Ontario in the various census listings, then scroll through for anything that looked it might possible be transcribed wrong.

However, all is forgiven now that I can close the book on this case!

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