I love that genealogy is all about a shared past. It means that you have “cousins” out there searching for common ancestors and with technology like blogs and genealogy websites it is so easy to share your findings with all these distant relatives. I came across this scan of Thomas Avery and Margaret Buck’s Marriage Certificate on Ancestry.com a couple of weeks ago. I already knew the marriage date and place but this was the first time that I had actually got to see the certificate. It’s always exciting to see something that actually came from the time rather than just names and dates. I am grateful to the person who found this and then decided to upload it for others to see and appreciate.
Thomas Avery and “Peggy” Buck were married in Rowan County, North Carolina on May 12, 1797. A few years later, they would move to Harrison County, Indiana where they would spend the remainder of their lives. In the grand scheme of things, Thomas and Margaret are my great-great-great-great grandparents ( I know it would be easier to say fourth, but sometimes it is more fun to write/say them all out).