But on Sunday I actually had to close my books and genealogy program to take a break because I was having trouble following all of these --
Brewster Higley married Esther Holcombe -- They had a son
Brewster Higley II who married Esther Holcomb -- They had a son
Brewster Higley III who married Esther Owen -- They had a son
Brewster Higley IV who married Naomi!
And if that is not enough Brewsters and Esthers for you, 3 of Brewster's siblings named children Brewster and Esther, and Esther Owen's mother was also named Esther!
Family gatherings must have been confusing:
Hey Brewster, would you please get me a cider? No not you dad, no not you son, I was talking to my nephew. Which nephew - that one there standing near the cider crock.
Who made the mincemeat pie? Esther did? Which Esther? Esther Higley? But which one???
Okay so I am making a joke at the expense of my ancestors, but it is really confusing to keep them all straight. I had to undo and redo 3 hours work the other day because I was on the wrong Brewster/Esther combo when I started to enter children.
Hope you can keep all of your ancestors straight!