Sometimes I am utterly amazed at what's placed in my path courtesy of this blog.
This family Bible is a perfect example.
Many, many months ago, Mathews Mark (remember Mark?) asked me to come by to look at a bunch of things from his grandfather's attic. This Bible and the names inside were of particular interest to me.
Although I intended to research the family listed, my paying job and
The Bible sat in the back of my car for weeks.
Then one day I received an email from someone who stumbled across the blog while researching a project otherwise known as a biography of the Peyton family of Mathews.
One of several other family names she's interested in is Marchant.
Guess where this Bible, sitting (temporarily) in the back of my car, is from? The note above says the home of one Dr. Melvin Marchant.
Guess how many Marchants are listed in this Bible?
Lots and lots.
And then some.
(What are the chances? I find myself randomly in possession of a Bible loaded with Marchant family history, and I dawdle before returning it. Then an email from someone researching the Marchant family appears. Eerie, almost. Time to buy a lottery ticket.)
Tomorrow I am meeting the person conducting all this genealogical research.
In addition to the Peytons and Marchants, she's interested in any info on the following families:
I know a very little bit about some of these families and feel confident I can point her in the right direction.
But if you have any info you'd like to share, please leave a comment or send an email to ChesapeakeBayWoman@gmail.com.
As always, thank you for reading, contributing