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Sunday, May 10, 2009

1842 :: Josephine's Birth


On this date in our family history . . . the 10th day of May . . . in the year 1842 . . . Josephine Wingfield Davis is born to Milton Grant Davis (1811-1863) and America James Fears (1810-1857) in Morgan County, Georgia . . . and sometime . . . somewhere . . . somebody penned her name and date of birth on the pages of a family Bible . . . based on the timing of the changes in the handwriting on those Bible pages, it would seem that quite a few of these entries were made at the same time . . . which may well have been quite some time after the recorded events actually occurred . . . see also . . .



The date of our Josephine's birth fell on the 439th anniversary of the death of a historical figure who is currently believed to be one of Josephine's ancestors . . . that being Katherine de Roet . . . aka Katherine Swynford . . . aka Katherine, Duchess of Lancaster . . . who was the long-time mistress, and mother of the children of, and brief wife, and then brief widow, of Sir John of Gaunt, King of Leon and Castile . . .

1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

So amazing that you have found such a treasure.

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