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Old 06-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I love a mystery that brings a smile. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why Mary Little was listed as married to a Mr. St as his name was not in the family index that was compiled and updated regularly over about 80 years now. It was the Judge who wrote the ancestry in the 1800s that was as confused as I was. It was several years before I found the answer in plain sight in the 1700s when I started to look at the spouse.

Thomas Little married Mary Chambliss. When he died, leaving her with young children, she married second a Mr. David Sebring. Thomas' niece, Mary Little, married David's namesake, David Sebring Jr. Thus, in this family there were two women named Mary Little who married David Sebring.

In the Little family index only one Mary Little Seabring is listed. The kicker is she is listed with the children who were born to her daughter-in-law! They both had eight children.
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