Another Piece Of The Puzzle

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As genealogists, we are all looking for the pieces of our family history puzzle. It is so nice when cousins have the opportunity to connect and share family history stories. In my last blog post, I mentioned I was doing the genealogy happy dance because I had connected with another cousin, I didn't even know I had.

It turns out my cousin Amy is my 3rd cousin once removed. Our family ties take us back to Morehead City, NC. Here is how we are connected.

My 3rd great grand parents were a Henry Bryant and Caroline Ellison Bryant and from what I have researched, they had five children --Sidney, Jonas, Rose, Henry, and John. Amy's great grandmother was Sidney Bryant Hester and my great great grandmother was Jonas Bryant. I don't have any pictures of Jonas unfortunately but I do have one of Sidney that another cousin so graciously shared with me last year. After I sent a copy of this image to Amy, she indeed confirmed that it was her great grandmother. She said she was quite petite in stature and her mind mentally sharp even into her 100's. Here is a picture of Sidney Bryant Hester that was taken sometime in the 1960's.

My 2nd great grand aunt
Sidney Bryant Hester

Now if you are like me, then when you receive a new picture of a family member, you look for shared facial features with others in the family. With this picture, that may be a little difficult to do, because of it's fuzziness, but I have to say that my great grandfather Frank Bryant probably inherited his forehead from his mother Jonas Bryant who was Sidney's sister.

My great grandfather
Frank Linmore Bryant

More to come in the next couple of days. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. Amazing - Amazing! You are an inspiration!

    1. Thanks Mr. Pedersen! :) You know I could say the same about you.

  2. I love it when I can figure out who someone is in a photo. I found a photo of my grandmother yesterday that she had cut out of a group photo and she noted that those she removed were her two aunts and a cousin. Not for any particular reason except that she was sending the photo to my grandfather and she didn't think he'd care to see the others. Darn it, grandma - what about your granddaughter 100 years later? I would give anything to see the others!

    1. Debi, you are too funny! Yes darn it, grandma--she should have been looking out for you :)Thanks for stopping by.


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