have been a bit slack on the family history front lately with more than a few challenges on the home front. However, am back to it now and hoping to redo the Ancestry tree which has far too many errors from early inexperienceand over enthusaism in it!
My brickwall now concerns the grandparents of the William George Robins with whom you helped me and my newly found cousin Dregan so much a while ago. I still thank you all almost daily for putting me in touch with this wonderful cousin!
William George's parents were John Robins and Sara Horn. He was born in Sidmouth Devon in 1839. John and Sara were, I believe, married in 1836 in Exeter at St Mary steps. However this is where the plot begins to thicken. John Robins was born in Otterton where there is a veritable nest of Robins and Sara was born in Sidbury where there is an equal group of Horns and just to make life complicated there are two John Robins marrying Sara Horns, one in 1831 in Sidbury and the second in 1836 in Exeter. But it doesn't end there. The 1836 Sara 's father was Isaac and her mother was Hannah. Yes of course it had to happen - there are 2 Isaac Horns from Sidbury marrying 2 Hannahs - one marrying Hannah Smith in 1798 and the other marrying Hannah Salmon on Sept 11 1805. Both also had daughters called Sara! Census data seems to point to my Sara being born in 1805/6 which sort of points to her mother's being Hannah Salmon -however this is pretty well guesswork and I am trying to make the new tree more accurate than my earlier efforts. Any wisdom anyone can share as to how I sort out which Hannah is the right one? Other trees on Ancestry are pretty divided down the middle, some going with Sara Smith and others with Sara Salmon. I sure wish our antecedents had been a bit more imaginative in naming their offspring, especially when they live in such small communities!