On this date in our family history . . . the 1st day of November . . . in the year 1848 . . . a baby girl is born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine . . . she is the 4th child, and 3rd daughter, in this New England family, and is given the name of Phoebe / Phebe . . . seven more children will join the Merrill household following the birth of this little one . . . Phoebe is a younger sister of Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Brackett nee Merrill (1841-1911), who for many years was assumed and believed to be the maternal grandma of my maternal grandma, Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . but . . . according to the family lore passed on to us in the past decade from some new New England cousins, tis this Phoebe, instead of Lizzie, who is actually the ancestor of the Keeper of this family history blog. . . .
For more details on this story, take a look at Ripples in the pool of life.