Onto the next step.Do you have any idea how Ann Parker can claim to be the niece of John H and Dorothy.Ann was the first person to engrave the pitcher, which started this particular quest. Here is some oral tradition which got me going and I think a lot of fun.
Carol Christie Gilbart (my mother's sister) really kindled my interest in family genealogy back in 1968. Carol grew up with the pitcher but had not seen it for at least 20 years. She married an Englishman and stayed in UK from 1938 onward.In the mid 1990s, she started writing "her memoirs", which her daughter help distribute and publish within the family.Carol wrote that there were three sisters, 'Dorothywho married John Hancock, Ann who married a Parker and Eunice who married one of Lafayette's officers and disappeared in the Terror.'
I must include what she thought of her AuntKatherine Andrews (grand daughter of Ann Parker and Carol's great aunt). "Aside from her relation to us, she was the Guardian of the Sacred Texts, and lectured and tested us regularly on family history.It probably seems more interesting to my children at their distance than it did to us at the time.Now I wish I had paid better attention."
I confess I love oral traditions for the insights into the family and nuggets of truth, such as 'it did to us at the time.'
However,I don't see the Ann who married a Parker, as per the oral tradition.Did another daughter disappear into the "Terror"? My conclusion is that Ann who married a Parker was the daughter of a sibling.Any ideas?