John Williamson wasn't the type to wait around and hope. On a cold winter night in 1870, he took action and helped, and he paid with his life. And had it not been for a single spelling alteration, I might never have found him at all.

It’s complicated.

The question made the rounds in Twitter's genealogy community: Did any of your distant cousins marry their step-siblings? Oh, do I have a story to tell about William Bass and his brother! Or was it his brother-in-law? Or was it both?

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