I just wanted to post about a find I made today just by chance!
Yesterday I was doing some more searching for descendants of Martin Isaic Spangler and was looking for a volunteer for Harris County, Texas on RAOGK. I just happened to notice that there was a volunteer for Harrison County and the name stuck out. It was someone I had corresponded with earlier in my research on my maternal side. His act of kindness was to look up old marriage licenses.
Well, just for the heck of it, I asked him if he would see if he had a record for George Charles Forbes and someone named Lee. I gave him the timeframe of 1914 through 1922. I didn’t expect anything at all. I just thought I would try it.
Last night he wrote and said there was a listing for a George Charles Foster and Anna Lee Bayliss but that he wanted to see if it was actually Foster or not. Today, he wrote and sent me this:
Well, as you can see it is definitely Forbes! This is so cool. You see, I have heard from several of my aunts and uncles that my grandfather was married once before his marriage to my grandmother. They said that his first wife died in childbirth, as well as the child. All they could give me was the name “Lee”. I had searched for something to prove this but never could find it. Now, simply by chance, I have a marriage record that I believe is definitely the one I am looking for!
Isn’t it great when you are able to find things just by chance? I can’t wait to share this with the rest of the family.