I pulled myself out of the World of Sonnystone and back to my actual Greats and Grands. Back in July I received a message from a 2nd cousin, 2x removed?…something like that. Her Grandmother was the sister of my Great-Grandmother, called “Gainsey” since she was a youngster, on my father’s mother’s side… She has a lot of information and pictures of Gainsey and her siblings.

My Great-grandmother Gainsey, second from left, and her siblings…

I had started on that study way back, particularly Gainsey’s mother’s family, but I started last week in earnest.

Gainsey was born Rhoda Jane Barton, eldest daughter of Wm. David and Sarah Jane Hadden Barton in 1874. I took the Barton line and ran it all the way back to the Revolutionary Patriot, John Barton. Any info past that is England and I don’t do English records. John is my 6x great-grandfather and that’s enough study for me.

In order to bring my grandparents together in 1926, I put the generations of the Maynes alongside the generations of the Bartons. I’ll try to weave the stories together at about the time of the 2nd greats

Here’s how I organize…

The Barton Patriot was living in North Carolina, a whole new state for me to study. My 4x great grandfather moved to Posey County, adjacent to the county where I reside, around 1820? or earlier. I always ask why…and how. I’ve come up with several records and some names that local people may recognize.

So that’s where I stand with this research. By next week I should be able to start a new series…

Stay tuned…