Re: George Petrov & descendants
One of my great-great-grandmothers was named Ekaterina Petrova.She was from Cherepovets, Russia.She married my great-great-grandfather Mikhail Alekseivich Bessonov in 1866 and moved to Kivennapa (Raivola), Finland.Ekaterina came from a wealthy family, and she had an adopted sister who studied medicine. This is all that I know for certain. A Russian researcher has found several wealthy families from Cherepovets with the name Petrov. One of these families is descended from a man who was a Captain in the Turkish Navy in the 1700's. I do not know this man's name, but he received his education at the Greek Cadet School in Constantinople, so perhaps he was Greek or South Slavic? Do you have anyone like this in your family tree?