Thanks so much for your reply.We defintately have something here, I'm just not exactly sure how to put the pieces together.
I did not include this in my posting, but I definately have a George Washington Troutman (born a generation earlier than the G.W. Troutman in 1904) with his date of death listed in my g-grandmother's bible clearly as November 4, 1888.I even rechecked to make sure.
Would it be reasonable to assume that my records of Matilda Troutman would be synonomous with your Matilda Betty Ledford (Troutman), with she and G.W. being spouses?If we estimate that G.W. was born in 1819, and you have record of Matilda being born in 1823, that seems to be a pair who would make sense.
I still remain stumped on how we both have clear records of G.W. and Matilda, but I can't seem to connect everyone.I was always told that we had distant relatives who were "Street's", and that it was by marriage, but I don't have anyone who is still alive to clarify things.
If you don't mind, please e-mail me or post again if you obtain more information.