I love the word “of.” Here is my 4th great-grandfather, James Simmons, Sr.
Screenshot from Legacy Family Tree
He was “of” South Carolina. What does that mean? That means that I don’t know where he was born but the earliest record I have of him places him in the state of South Carolina. That is pretty important information and I don’t want that to get buried in the notes section somewhere. I can look at this and immediately see that I do not have James’ place of birth but I do have him in the state of South Carolina. That is a lot of information stuffed into that little word “of.”
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