Do you ever search the census records to see if you can find famous people? I love to do this. I am way too lazy this morning to craft full citations so I am just linking to the images on FamilySearch.
Laura (Ingalls) Wilder, 1880 Federal Census, De Smet, Kingsbury, Dakota Territory
Abraham Lincoln, 1850 Federal Census, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
Ernest Hemmingway, 1910 census, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
Errol Flynn, 1940, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
John Hancock, 1790, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
And last, but not least, Lizzie Borden, 1880, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts
This one is interesting because you can see Lizzie’s father Andrew and her stepmother Abby, the two people Lizzie was accused of killing.
I could do this all day
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