I just joined Find My Genealogy Mystery, a group on Facebook. Created yesterday, this is a group that specializes in finding answers through various paid subscription websites. They include Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, NewspaperArchive.com, and many others. This group is for professional and novice genealogists who can not find what they’re looking for. All you have to do is post your genealogy related mystery on the wall and ask if someone could look it up for you, it’s that simple. Please state what, where, when, or who you’re looking for and where you want that search to begin. Let the mystery be solved.
So, I’m in! Here’s my mystery:
Fifth generation back from me: William Reason POWELL was born in 1802 in Edgefield, South Carolina. He died in 1879 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He married Louisa FOSTER.
Mother never found out who his father was before she died. Once, long ago, on an Ancestry board someone posted his father is “Peter”, but when I emailed for more details I never got a response. I know lots of folks descended from “Reese” (his nickname in the family) but never found anyone who knows his father and mother.
I have access to Ancestry.com through my library, and haven’t come up with anything yet on Reason. I’d be glad to look up someone else’s mystery, though!