Posted By:Mary Taylor
Subject:Re: Marie E Puckett and daughter Dorothea Brittian
Post Date:December 03, 2012 at 21:18:59
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Forum:Kansas Genealogy Forum
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I am not related but enjoy research. The past couple of days I have looked at possibilities for this family.

In looking at your posting history I see that in October, Max Puckett gave information for who he believes to be your family. In spite of the inconsistencies on her birth year, I have come to the same conclusion that he did, that Marie’s father was George W. Puckett, b. IN and her mother was Fannie Legan, b. KY.

Here is another small clue. In the 1920 MO census, Marie indicated that her father was born in KY and her mother in IN. She might have reversed the states, or the enumerator could have reversed the order. Nonethless, she gave that her parents were born in IN and KY.

Inconsistencies in information is not unusual. I have a ggrandmother who was born 1831 but her tombstone has 1837. I have no idea how that mistake was made. Another ancestor I researched was widowed by the Civil War. She was remarried in 1872 to a man several years younger. In census records after that, she showed up as being younger. I wondered if she was sensitive about being married to a younger man.

A few years ago I read a book on how to write a family history. The author said that in the absence of documents, or when documents have conflicting information, write what you believe to be the case, with reasons for how you came to that conclusion.

You might already have this information but here is a link to a listing of your father’s burial place in Jefferson Co. MO:

And here is a link to the findagrave photo of the tombstone of Dorothea V. Russett and her husband:

I have tried to find the full name of Dorothea to learn what her initial “V” stood for, but I did not find it.

Good luck in your continued research of your Carpenter-Puckett lines.