How timely is “Meet a new cousin recently?”! I found a profile this morning and edited some sources on it, a great-great uncle. I saw the manager’s name, a Henry Hoover, and I began to think, “Hmmm.... there were Hoovers in my neighborhood where I grew up. They were put there when Paw Creek was the Garden of Eden. Well it seemed like that growing up. Memory works that way, sometimes.
I checked Henry’s ancestry, and bingo, there it was. His ancestor, William Pinckney Lawing was a brother to my ancestor, Hettie Lawing Underwood. So, Henry and I are third cousins. Though he was just enough older than me for us to not know each other, we lived only about four miles from each other and went to the same high school. Turns out, we are both Todd descendants, same family in Paw Creek, but I haven’t worked that one kit yet.
What a pleasure to meet Henry, if only in cyberspace. Only on WikiTree!