Monday, March 01, 2010

Fearless Females Prompt 1

March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.

I can't say I have a favorite female ancestor, because I enjoy researching them all! But one I would like to find out more about is my 4th-great-grandmother, Mary "Polly" (WYCOFF) CROTHERS CHAPPEL. I don't know when or where she died or was buried. I know she was alive in 1880 in Millington Township, Tuscola County, Michigan, but there seems to be no death record for her. Polly made a beautiful cross-stitch sampler as a young unmarried woman, which I possess--truly one of my favorite treasures!

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