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Anna Leigh's 4th great grandmother, Ruth W. Dawson, not too long before she got run over by a train and it killed her. About 1869 or 1870. Liberty, Missouri. Did you know you have 4 grandparents, 8 great grandparents, then 16 great great grandparents, and then 32 great great great? By the time you get back to your 4th great grandparents, you have 64 of them.
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May 25 2005 06:07 GMT montello
May 25 2005 06:14 GMT PinkPepperPhoto PRO
Boy, they add up fast, eh???

Love the HAT!! beauiful Lady!!
May 25 2005 06:35 GMT Pixelation PRO
I think her nose is pretty big. And she looks older than 38, but she was 38 when she died. Pioneer life was hard on people. She was deaf. That is why she didn't hear the train coming. I would love to get a news clipping of the account, but haven't yet. Even though she didn't hear the train, I wonder why she didn't feel some vibrations. Perhaps she was busy with a baby and carriage or an unruly horse, or who knows what? Maybe she was in a carriage. I just don't know. She had one fairly new baby and several other children. Anna Leigh's 3rd great grandfather was one of her sons, and was only 7 when he lost his mother. I think it had a profound affect on him.
Jul 26 2005 19:05 GMT grimp PRO
People looked older in those days. I've got a picture of my grand-father at 18, he looks closer to 30!
The thing with the increasing number of grand-parents is only half-true. There's a 'loss' of grand-parents after the sixth or seventh generation. I've about that in some book about genealogy.