Ah, Mother’s Day!  A day when I’m forced to do things I enjoy!  I worked extra hard yesterday so that I could do some genealogy today.  But I have been out of “genealogy mode” for a couple of weeks and know I won’t be able to jump back in too deep for another 2 weeks, so I decided to work on something totally new.

I know that 13 year old Andrew Stephens was living with his father in Marion County, Alabama for the 1850 census then married Lucy Stephens in Ripley Co, Missouri by April of 1858.  They had daughter in Ripley Co. around August of 1860 (based on information in her death record in 1861 in Metcalfe County, Kentucky) but were listed in the 1860 census living with Andrew’s family in Franklin Co, Missouri.

But I know nothing about Lucy’s family.  Who were Lucy’s parents? My only clue is that for some reason, Andrew and Lucy were married in Ripley County, so she probably lived there for a time.

So today, I’m working on a study of the Stephens families that I can find in Ripley County between 1850 and 1860.  Since this is a one day project and my family probably wouldn’t appreciate me spending the day at the library, I will be focusing items I can find using Ancestry – and if time permits, web sites for Ripley Co. genealogy.

I hope to post the results later this evening!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you “GeneaMoms”!