Sunday, August 14, 2011
It took me several times before I could decipher the meaning of this relationship. Eleanor re-wrote it exactly as her mother wrote it. (Transcribing faded ink exactly as written is the right thing to do.)
It lacks the apostrophe after Grandmother Merrow. It should read:
Great Aunt Phoebe CURTIS (of) Revere, MA
Grandmother Merrow's (whose maiden name was Cotton) mother and (this woman named Great Aunt Phoebe) were sisters.
Direct Descendants of Miles Standish.
But, I don't think that the family is related to Myles Standish.
Posted by Midge Frazel at 5:19 AM