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    Chamblin or Chamberlin?

    Yesterday I sorted more letters, photos, and papers. I can hardly believe the quantity of material that we have to work with. Yet, there are still big gaps...

    Mom has a death certificate for Minnie Chamblin Kinsel listing Samuel and Mercy Ann Winsor as her parents, but who are Mercy Ann's parents?

    I found a death record for a Mercy Chamberlin in KC, Missouri -- is this our Mercy Ann? Went online to see if I could locate where she was living; place of death listed as 12th and Hartesty. Google Aerial map showed a big cemetery only a block away... I checked it out, and found it is a very old cemetery. So, here is another possibility. Perhaps Mercy Ann was buried there. Worth looking into.

    That didn't take long -- they have a list of surnames online. No Chamblin or Chamberlin, Samuel or Mercy. But worth checking other cemeteries!

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