Thanks to We Tree (http://wetree.blogspot.com/2009/01/jump-start-your-genealogy-blog-52-ideas.html) for this prompt: use your blog to break down a brick wall. Posting a name may ring a bell with a reader. Maybe you’ll make a connection in 5 minutes. May be it will take 2 years. Either way, asking for help is the first step to knocking down that wall.
I’ve mentioned it before, but here goes:
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 a message stating flatly that 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 “Reese”. I’d be glad to look up someone else’s mystery, though!
Who was Reese Powell’s father?