Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

…but it sure is nice!

This is the 1860 Federal Census entry for Dr Thomas Jefferson Bettis of Clarke County, Alabama. Dr Bettis was the 1st husband of my 2nd great grandaunt, Edna Earle Dixon. There is a genealogical gift here, hidden in plain view. His is the final entry on the page. Do you see it?

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Look closely at Column 10, Place of Birth…

His county of birth is listed! I have never seen that before, and I have studied hundred of census sheets.

A special thanks to the late Andrew J Turner, Asst Marshall, the man who asked the right question!

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