Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding Wednesday - Percival & Smith

Aurelia Percival, the bride, was my fourth cousin five times removed. Our earliest common ancestor is that of the earliest known to me, James Percival and Mary Rainsford. For a frame of reference they are my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents and the earliest Percivals I can connect to.  On the other hand, James & Mary are Aurelia's great-great-great grandparents. Lucky for them, they all lived on Cape Cod.

Aurelia Percival was born Sept 25, 1827 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. On December 15, 1853, she married Samuel Smith in Barnstable. He was born in 1825 also in Barnstable.

Samuel died in 1858, leaving Aurelia and a daughter. Aurelia then married Thomas Hinckley September 8, 1866. He was born in 1825 in Marstons Mills, also on Cape Cod.

I think it was nice that whoever recorded this second marriage, so noted it for the record.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes


  1. Too bad everyone who recorded these things didn't have handwriting like in the second record.

  2. You ought to try to read German records in the 1700 to early 1800's.