Relatively Speaking: Morning After the Night Before

Relatively Speaking is a throwback to another time in the world of genealogy. These are anecdotal stories to inspire those who search for their ancestors. Although, many of these stories are from before the world of computers and certainly the age of the internet, I believe that all of us have benefited from serendipity in our research.

Morning After The Night Before

This humorous note was found while looking up some Kentucky marriage records. I was looking for Alexanders and this is what I found:

??????Moses Alexander aged 93 to Mrs. Tompkins aged 105. They were married in Bath, Steubens Co. NY., June 11, 1831. They were both taken out of bed dead the following morning.??????

When I found it I got hysterical with laughter and not a single soul to share it with. One sour-faced gentleman was sitting across from me reading the stockmarket report, so telling him was pointless. Not one librarian was in sight. I nearly ??????popped?????? before I found someone to share it with.


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