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Re: McClatchey, McClatchy, Macclatchie, McLa
Posted by: Ron DeWitt (ID *****6992) Date: July 23, 2005 at 10:17:00
In Reply to: Re: McClatchey, McClatchy, Macclatchie, McLa by Joy of 94

Joy,

I have been attempting to trace the McClatchey family down through the generations. Apparently you are attempting to trace your family upward, going back further and further in time. It is important to both of us whether the connection you are suggesting can be made.

You suggest another point of correspondence is the remarriage of Margaret's mother. That seems to be suggested by the circumstances of the James McClatchey family. However, an alternative interpretation is that Sarah McClatchey had gone to take care of her parents in their last years; in 1850 James was 83 years old.

The remarriage of Margaret's mother seems to raise a problem. We don't know when Samuel Parker left the scene, but the Samuel Parker who married Sarah seems to have been around until about 1842, when James W. Parker was conceived. At this time Margaret would be considered still young. Yet in 1850 Sarah called herself "Parker", not Fell. In the interval 1850 to 1854 the mother might have remarried and perhaps Margaret would still be "young", but in 1854 your Margaret got married, a step that suggests that by that time she no longer considered herself "young". What ages are to be considered "young" are somewhat subjective, certainly, but here the maturing process is being rather severely constrained.

I hope you can make the connection stronger. As of now the identification of Sarah (McClatchey) Parker with your Eleanor Parker seems to be the weak link in the chain.

Best regards,
Ron


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