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There were 2 Margaret Hollands. What now? #georgiapioneers #genealogy

There were Two Margaret Hollands

spinsterThere were two Margaret Hollands in my lineage; one born in 1790 and the other one born in 1792 (according to census records). Because of the locations homes of certain family members, it occurred to me that this might be the same person. In fact, I was convinced of it until I went year-by-year in each census record and continued to see two separate entries. Actually, one was a widow and the other a spinster sister in the neighborhood. Now the problem was proving the relationship of the spinster residing alone in the same neighborhood was the sister of another Holland of near-age. In other words, the introduction of one fact usually establishes the need to clarify another situation. 
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