When A Genealogy Book Arrives In The Mail
I get such a rush when a genealogy book arrives in the mail. My eyes brighten and my heart beats faster. I think to myself, "There's stuff I might learn about my ancestors in there!" I just might get a better understanding of what their lives were like.
Here's the latest edition to my genealogy library, The Heritage of Sampson County, North Carolina. Editor: Oscar M Bizzell, Sampson County Historical Society. Specifically, I am looking for more information regarding the family line of a Patrick Murphy of Sampson County.
In my post, Finding The Right Connection --Murphy Line: Part One, I shared that I have a DNA cousin who I believe our probable common ancestor is Patrick Murphy born about 1720 in Scotland who eventually settled in an area that eventually became part of Sampson County, NC.
The book looks like it will be a good read. At first glance, it appears to have quite a bit of information regarding the formation the Sampson County. In addition, it has some of the genealogies of many of the founding families of the area. All I have to do now is find some time to do some reading.
The problem is that the only spare time I have for reading usually falls around bed time and then this happens.