Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have a million questions. They are becoming an obsession.
Who is this man? Is he the missing brother who left to go to the California Gold rush and was never heard of again? Or was that just family folklore.
If he is the missing one, why does it say "A Native of Georgia" he was born in Graves County, Kentucky - wasn't he?
Did he move to Georgia because of a family fight before he moved to California and decided to say he was from Georgia?
Did he marry? Did he have children? In the 1860 census he is shown as living with a family of Chinese folk, who were they?
So many questions, so few answers.