Posted By:Jane W. Van Winckel
Subject:Re: Leah Light
Post Date:July 20, 2000 at 22:41:03
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Forum:Light Family Genealogy Forum
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Dear Beverly,
What a fantastic reply you sent!! Thank you so very much. Still have not digested it all.
I have copy of William Benjamin Chew's death certificate....Mrs. Wm. Mitchell being the informant.
In the 1900 Census, an Ann Light was in the household of William...shown as "Aunt" age 55 and Single.
I believe William's mother was Mrs. Elizabeth Light Johnson, the 2nd wife of Benjamin S. Chew.
I've been back thru so much information tonite that I can't think straight.
You have so much and to think you were raised in the middle of all these people. Will send the census figures tomorrow. Please let's use our email addresses. Mine is And I live in Dallas.
You were so great sharing all that information that I did want to get some word of thanks back to you tonight.
I was in contact with Carlton back thru the years. Wonder if he's found anything new?
A Comment on your question about living people. I have run into that in viewing families on the Family Tree Maker system...they have names but no dates or locations for those still living. However, there is much exchange of information on an informal basis like we are. I recall a fun deal last summer....a man in his 30's who had been adopted had recently found and made friends with his birth mother. I kept finding bits and pieces of her ancestry and I could put it all together. Meanwhile the birth mother had asked him not to release any dates or current names (some of it is on the SSDI which is open to everyone). And he accepted the first ancestry that someone presented to him....which was not his real one which I had worked out.
So for tonight, thanks, thanks, and more soon. Sincerely, Jane