I’m starting this new category in order to be transparent on what I’m currently researching. Here I will highlight some of the more interesting tidbits I’ve found during the week.
This week I’ve been working to expand the tree on my Rogers line. I’m related to the Rogers through my 5th Great Grandfather, John Rogers, who married Jane Eaton. By doing so, I “met” my 2nd cousin 4x removed, Audrey Mae Barton. Audrey was born in 1914 in Knox County, Kentucky. She married a man by the name of Ron Hensley. They moved to Harlan County, Kentucky where they raised four children; Evelyn, Gerald, Betty, and Genette.
Sometimes you find unpleasant things when trying to expand your family tree and so was the case when I looked for Audrey Barton in the newspaper. I found the following article explaining how Audrey passed away in the Lexington Herald in 1952.
Reading this article broke my heart, but so did reading her death certificate.
Check back next Saturday for the Weekend Update. Hopefully I’ll have something a little more lighthearted!