Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bated Breath

Well, perhaps not bated breath, but definitely with some anticipation. I ordered microfilms of a number of wills about two weeks ago, and I am quite interested in the contents of them.

Most especially I want to see the will of Samuel Halls who died in 1906. He has always been something of a cipher, and only recently has something of his life started to become apparent. I discovered his obituary a few weeks ago, and it mentioned that he had been an observer for the British during the American Civil War. Somewhere out there I suspect there is a picture of him with other British observers.

The other wills are for Samuel's brothers, James and John, a nephew, and James' widow.

If nothing else genealogy teaches patience.

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