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14 August 2011

StepChild How?

In the 1900 census, Tom is listed as Bob's stepchild and Bob is married to Mary. Don't assume that Tom is Mary's child and that she had a previous relationship.  Bob could have had a wife previous to Mary who was Tom's mother and that's how Tom became Bob's stepchild. 

1 comment:

  1. I live in rural Alabama. I actually know a guy whose Brother is his Uncle. Or is his Brother his Uncle? Oh, I can't keep it straight. All to say, you can't take anything for granted.