Through a heritage search engine I have received an inquiry concerning my great grand father, Indivan Pierce, a Civil War Veteran. Indivan had a wife named Elizabeth, called Betsy, who died after giving birth to 4 children. After the war Indivan took a 2nd wife named Elizabeth, called Betsy with whom he also had four children. Great Grandpa was a wise man!
My new cousin is named Bridgette. I love this beautiful Irish name. Indivan was Irish as was my Grandmother's people. I've so enjoyed the times that I have visited Ireland. So, it is only natural that I should be excited to have a cousin by this most typical of all Irish names.
Bridgette, the same age as my children, is a descendent of a daughter of Great Grandpa's first four children, daughter Catherine. I know Catherine's birth and death dates but little else. I do know volumns about Indivan, however, and hope to be able to fill in some of the blanks in Bridgette's heritage search. I know all of my grandfather's descendents down to the last few years. It is remarkable how diverse the family becomes just after a few generations.
Although her married last name will not be Pierce, a part of her is still a Pierce. Once a Pierce always a Pierce. Welcome to the family, Bridgette. We are a rowdy group, bigger than life and glad to have you with us.