Remember how I felt so bad that Eliza and Uncle Ellsworth were alone after losing little Beatrice Fern? I knew my other great uncles were there for Ellsworth. But what about Eliza?
I signed into my Ancestry account this morning, as I do every morning and found several alerts for possible connections. One alert was for Bessie (Lobb) Bailey, sister of Eliza (Lobb) Cross from a family history written years ago but one sentence jumped out at me:
How awesome is this??? Just a couple of days after I wrote that, only to find this. Not only did Bessie help Eliza, she met her future husband and BOTH couples moved to Oklahoma. All these years I have fretted about Eliza coming from another country, losing her first child, and being so far from family.
When I first started research I didn't pay much attention to the siblings of my direct line and especially not much attention to their spouses. I just wanted to get back as far in my line as possible. I don't know whether it's because of age, mellowing, or what, but in the last few years I have started researching the siblings, their spouses, etc. I have relaxed and started enjoying the process.