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COINCIDENCES, or CLUES

The following are some interesting facts I have uncovered. It may be a lesson on delving too deeply into your research, as everthing seems to lead in a circle.  The farther you go, the spookier it gets!
 

FIRST: When my ggg-grandfather was orphaned in 1849 in St. Louis, he
was taken in and raised for ten years by William F. EDSON & Martha STORY
Edson. They both resided in Randolph Center, Orange County, VT and married there in 1844
before moving to Missouri. Well, also residing in Orange County both before and after the tragic year of 1849 were Asa CURTIS (1781), also living in the town of Randolph, and his brother, Ransom CURTIS (1792), residing in the nearby town of Orange.  Both are of the Francis Curtis line and sons of William & Abigail Bugbee CURTIS (William 5, William 4, Francis 3, John 2, Francis 1).

SECOND: The above Asa CURTIS (1781) married Lucy FISK in 1805, again in Randolph Center, Orange County, VT.  Well, Martha STORY Edson's mother was a Fanny FISK, w/o Asa STORY, of
course, also all of Randolph, Orange County, VT.  I haven't determined the relationship between Lucy
and Fannie, but I'd bet there is a close one.

THIRD:  William Henry CURTIS was sent by his step father in the summer on 1849 to
live with a C. E. BLOOD across the river in Collinsville, IL.  C. E. Blood's first cousin happens
to be Phoebe BLOOD, who in 1834 married Harvey CURTIS of Chariton, Worchester County, MA,
also of the Francis Curtis line (Harvey 6, Japheth 5, Japheth 4, Francis 3, John 2, Francis 1).

FOURTH:   William F. EDSON is a sixth cousin once removed to the Willis Bigalow EDSON who in 1843 married Cordelia Curtis of Chautauqua County, NY, d/o Ransom Curtis, also of the Francis Curtis line (Ransom 7, Comfort 6, Francis 5, William 4, Francis 3, John 2, Francis 1).

As I said, it can really get spooky!

HAPPY HUNTING