The new year started off with a bang. I received a gift - actually many gifts - from a very generous man who has shared copies of documents and photographs of family portraits, all pertaining to a Smithland, Kentucky family that I have spent so much time researching the past few years. I'll tell you more about this special family in this blog a bit later. It is going to take me a while to absorb all of the information. Then it will have to be organized so I can write their stories.
One of the gifts I received was a lock of the hair of the father of the family, who died in 1862. Apparently, the hair was snipped shortly after his death and saved by a family member. This may be creepy to some, but genealogists and historians will understand how much I treasure this connection to a person who lived so long ago.
So, bear with me. I'll share what I am learning later. If you can hear heels clicking, they are mine as I do a happy dance! Thank you, Joseph, for your generosity!