What is one thing we always tell others and remind ourselves? Be sure to look at other entries on any record you find. Whether it’s a birth, death or marriage register or census records. You never know what else you will find.
Today I was working on my Lunsford line. It’s an extensive line on my maternal side with LOTS of children born to many of the couples.
I noted that I had found a birth record for a set of twins born to Basil Lunsford and Mahala Taylor Lunsford. In fact, these twin girls appear to be the first of 11 children born to this couple. In 2011 I have recorded the index record of the birth, but no image. I wondered if that image had since been put online. I returned to familysearch.org to look for it.
Sure enough, it had. And not only are the twins on this page, but another Lunsford cousin is listed as well.
I’ve marked Ada & Ida in red and circled the word “twins.” And, marked Charles in green.
For any of my fellow genealogist in Lawrence County, Ohio, there are quite a few Massie & Vermillion births on this register as well. None of those particular Massie or Vermillion’s link to my family, but they may link to yours.
Here is the family of Basil & Mahala Lunsford as they appear in my Legacy database.
(You can click on the image to enlarge it)
This is what I like to see when I look at a family view in my database. A robust family with lots of names and dates and other critical information like causes of death.
I know that Ida Lunsford went on to marry Dr. Charles E. Stewart and have four known children; Hobart (murdered in 1936-see link below), Charles, Mark & Thelma. She died on 15 Nov 1958. I am not able to ascertain yet, if Ada married and to whom. The names Ada & Ida are mixed up and cross referenced on many of the records. I’m still working on Ada.
Do you know of any twins in you family? If so, did they live to adulthood? I’d love to hear about them.
If you think you have additional information about the ancestors mentioned in this post, please contact me.
OTHER POSTS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
THRILLER THURSDAY - Hobart Stewart Murdered in 1936
FOLLOW UP ON HOBART B. STEWART - Murder Victim
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