So, let me get this straight: my step-third-great-grandmother was a Deadwood pioneer, a mystery, and a good old-fashioned genealogy logic problem...just waiting to be solved? Sign. Me. Up.
Valentine’s Day, and Other Rabbit Holes
Curiosity about my step-third-great-grandmother led me down an ancestral rabbit hole, and there I found a tragic story of love, loss, and survival. It seems fitting to tell her story on Valentine's Day, the anniversary of their final farewell.