AND here's a treasure that "walked into my Parlor" so very unexpected, too. And isn't it Andrew Simpier who organized the Blalock one-name study? Or helped do so? Didn't that get mentioned in g2g this week? Anyway, hopefully Joel will develop his wife's line and connect it to her great grand father
On 11 Jul 2020 Joel Blalock wrote on Baze-108:
This my wife's great-grandfather. You can read in the "Gangster Tour of Texas" that he and another man were accused of setting up a man to look like he robbed and bank and they killed him. They were to be tried for murder. Calvin Baze escaped from jail before his trial and moved to Washington state where he started a new life with a new name. He named several of his children the same as what he had in Texas. He told his Washington family on his deathbed that he had another family in Texas. After his death, the half-sibling met and had a reunion. The irony is that the other suspect in the original crime was acquitted for insufficient evidence and he was exonerated too in absencia.