Hi Cousins...can anyone help me understand how a family as large as this one can loose a daughter? As far back as I can remember, my mother told me her grand mother Eilzabeth b. 1855, daughter of Woodson and Sarah had been abandoned at age 5 years. Who-What-Where-When and Why?? maybe I should add, How? to this. Well, seems Woodson has died as Sarah and her sister Nancy are living next door to each other in the 1860 Reynolds Co. census..Elizabeth is there at age 5 years with her siblings. In 1870 Elizabeth is living in Kansas City with a Mrs. Butler as a Nanny to Margaret Butler's 2 children...Elizabeth is now age 14. How did she get to Kansas City, Mo.? In 1870 she marries my Gr. Grandfather Dan Cahill and has her 2 children, John Samuel and Nettie Elizabeth Duteman? Again another mystery...who was the childrens father?
Does anyone know the whole story on how she was abandoned and left to fend for her self at such a young age? I hate to think of what she might have done to survive..