A Family Tree Secret!!!
Well, at least it was NewNews to me and I bet it would have been to my Family Genealogist Aunt Irene. In all of her notes, letters and Family Tree Group Logs there was nary a hint that our Father of Our Country Named, Confederate, West Texas Pioneer, Ancestor had another wife.
I guess I'd better clarify Father of Our Country Named, huh? He was named George Washington Pittman. Now that sure outta get me some extra attention on Ancestry.com's Famous Family Member Status. And if that doesn't do it, maybe my Granddaddy's name will hit the Top Ten Famous List.
It seems George Washington was alot about gathering 'Famous Named Folks'. Wife Betsey...OMGosh do you think it's possible...after all I do sew and fly TheFlag on my front porch EveryDay! Anyway, George and Betsey stuck some pretty unusual names on their kids. For instance my Great Aunt Beaulah Magnolia...eyes rolling.
Do ya think they might have some Southern Roots? Course I already mentioned George DubYa...had to get another Presidental Plug in...was in the Confederacy. Those Southern Roots were deep in that Georgia dirt and besides Beaulah Magnolia...gosh I hope they called her Maggie....there was also a Great Great Aunt Savannah and a Great Uncle Othello.
I know what you are thinking, and I already checked it out. The Family Tree does go back to England, and I'm waiting on the Shakespearian Connection confirmation.
Aunt Irene did make a note about Great Great Aunt Savannah that I thought might turn into a 'FlutteringLeaf' hint on Ancestry.com. "George W. had three sisters Jenny, Lizzie and Savannah....she married a 'Rich Old Man'." Unfortunately there was no Hint, but the 'Rich Old Man from Georgia' turned up some pretty interesting names...a couple that had Presidential possiblities. Oh Boy! More Fame!
In case you are curious about how all these Georgian's came to be my Texas Ancestors, I guess now is a good time to tell you that George Washington...granddaddy not President....sailed across the
I guess I've gotten a bit carried away with the 'Famous Family Names' and nearly forgot about George's Second Wife...the other woman. Bless her Heart she didn't have a famous name like his First Wife. Her name was Nancy Anne. Now, I don't know much about Nancy Anne except she was married before, too. So it seems my Widower Great Granddaddy married Widow Woman Nancy Anne on January 1, 1899. They were married nineteen years until her death in 1918 in Pecos County, Texas.
Now, I know what you are thinkin'...I'm going to check it out some more, but the possibility of The Law West of The Pecos/Lily Langtry/Judge Roy Bean Connection is definately in the 'Big Picture'. Course a 'Judge' is sure a step down from a 'President'... but a 'Hangin' Judge...now that's gonna be one for the 'Top Ten Famous Family Member' List.
You know, it seems my Ancestors had a tradition about naming their kids after famous people and family members. It makes me wonder why my Mamma and Daddy didn't name me after one of my Grandmothers or Aunts. I wouldn't have minded being Maggie Sue or Savannah Sue, but I definately am glad not to be Beaulah Sue.
I get enough grief with all my BS writing without confirming it by signing my name B.S. Pittman