The recent discovery of an obituary and death record for great-grandmother Laura Mae Fields leads to finding a rural Texas newspaper announcement of her marriage to Andrew Jackson Pace.
Continuing to piece together the life story of my husband’s great-grandmother Laura Mae (Fields) Pace, who died tragically young. This time focusing on her childhood through census documents, and then her migration around Texas following marriage and motherhood.
Trying to identify where in Texas my husband’s grandfather was born requires tracking the movements of his parents and siblings, with an initial look at two census records.
Grandfather Roy D. Pace is allegedly the 3rd great-grandson of William Henry Pace (1745-1815), the Pace who served in General George Washington’s elite bodyguard unit–the Commander in Chief’s Guard–during the Revolutionary War. To prove or disprove that claim, I have to first prove the identity or Roy’s parents.
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with starting a one-name study for my Robledo surname. This is the second post in that series, focusing on an analysis of the 1790 to 1850 U.S. Census to identify the first appearance of the Robledo surname in the United States.
All my husband knew about his 1st great grand uncle is that he drove a snow plow in Yosemite. My father-in-law confirmed this, and told me that he thought his grandfather’s brother George had also been a miner in Madera. So when I saw the “plowing through” theme for this year’s 52 Ancestors project, I decided to try to find out a bit more about 1st great rand uncle George.
My grand uncle Harry. J. Flanagan is the only sibling of my grandfather’s for whom I cannot confirm parentage. Both of the parents he claims were married to their first spouses at the time of his birth. And he is the only sibling for whom I cannot locate a birth or baptism record.