· At the end of the episode last Friday there was a comment by the historian that all Brassfields are related through George Brassfield who immigrated as a boy from England. I have a real problem when people use language like “always” and “never” because there is always wiggle room. That is why I always make sure that I never use them… except when making a point.
· I have run into the “there were 3 brothers who immigrated” story again. Why is it always three? The story, in a nut shell, is that there were three brothers who came over from England. George, John and Joseph. It appears from my searching that I belong to John… I think.
· I went and perused some online trees (always a fun and interesting experience) and I am still not sure I am any better off than when I started.
· Found a stament that John settled in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. I live 5 miles from Spotsy County, and the records archive is 20 miles from my house. Guess I now have real good reason to actually pull some books and go digging for records.
· After nearly a year of looking, the only Brassfields I am positive about are my 4th great grandmother Abigail, and her father Jesse. I would LOVE to find some evidence of the line going back that I can sink my teeth into and really say “YES! That is it!
· There was a published genealogy in 1960 of this family line. I think I need to see if I can get my hands on it. I may be overly cautious, but I think I would like to see the source for a lot of these trees than take people’s word for it. Wow, that sounded really cynical.
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