"Who are their People? My grandmother used to ask me this whenever we discussed anyone. She wanted to know family connections. Like her I want to know "My People". This blog is about that discovery.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Picture, a Blog Post and a DNA Test

      In March of 2014, I wrote a post called Family Friends Friday-Well Maybe... about finding a picture on ebay of Lenora Ridgill and my hopes of returning it to her family and a follow up post called Matrilineal Monday-Finding Lenora's Descendants about how I was able to do just that!  You can read them by clicking on the links. 
   The picture was returned to Lori Abrams Rauchwerger , Lenora's 3rd great granddaughter. 
  
Lenora Ridgill
Clarendon County, SC


 I thought that was the end of the story until last week when my AncestryDNA test was processed and I was reviewing my matches.
  As I scrolled down the list my eye caught a familiar picture. It was Lori!
 Turns out we have a DNA match that leads to a common ancestor: 

  Claudius Richbourg (1715-1788) from St. Mark's Parish, South Carolina is our 7th great grandfather. 
  
 How incredible is that? We are both stunned. 

Thanks for helping me find a cousin, Lenora!


Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Oct. 26-Nov.1






Oct. 28~
   
 My paternal Great Great Grandfather, Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), died 74 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina as a result of heart disease. He is buried in Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina.

Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people!
Thanks so much for stopping by!