We all have them, in fact many of us have several of them. Abigail is one of mine. Yes, Abigail is one of my brick walls.
She was born Abigail Presley, 9 SEP 1830 supposedly in Georgia. She married 3 FEB 1848 to Rayford Ansley. Abigail & Rayford are my 3rd great grandparents. Abigail dies ca1859, although no one really knows where or when. The same can be said about Rayford. Her parents are said to be Andrew Presley & Anny Strickland, but then no one can offer proof, its all heresay. Which if you've followed this blog enough, you know doesn't work for me. I need/want real proof.
Abigail was the mother of 9 children: William, Mary, Mirandah, Nancy, Thomas, Joseph, Henry, Sarah & supposedly a second sone named William as well. (perhaps the first William died young?)
Much of this family's history is unknown to this compiler, in fact most people that I have talked with about the family of Abigail & Rayford don't seem to know much more than I do. The one person with whom I have chatted and says he descends from this line says that when I "..prove my lineage to his satisfaction (DNA doesn't count with him) he'll reveal what he knows...". You don't want to hear my thoughts on his attitude!
Their son Joseph, my ancestor, took great lessons from his parents, his death place & date are unknown to the compiler as well. As of this writing only three of the children of Abigail have known death dates & places. The other's... well, that's another Monday Madness blog.
For now just wondering what became of Abigail is enough madness for this blogger for now. Maybe someone will read this blog and make it into Miracle Monday by answering all my questions about Abigail....