08 May 2013

One More Thought On the Appearing Mary

One more possibility on Mary Rampley who "appears" in Ohio in 1865:

Mary might not be the first name under which I "know" her or have her listed in my records. It could be that I have information on her in my files before her 1865 marriage, but that it is under a different first name. 

One of my unstated assumptions about Mary Rampley was that her first name was "correct" on the marriage--or that it was the name she went by before her marriage.

This is turning into another good example of why writing is good for your genealogy research.