In honor of National Women's History Month, I will be following the blogging prompts from The Accidental Genealogist blog. The prompts are interesting and I am truly enjoying this. Here is day 20. I have gotten a little behind in the last week so I am trying to go back and catch up.
I have several brick walls, but since I have been researching for just about a year, that is to be expected. I know there are people who have been researching most of their lives and still have brick walls.
My great-great grandmother was Milly Mathews Gibson. Her mother is my brick wall. I know she married Samuel Mathews. On her daughter's marriage certificate she is listed as Polly. On the censuses she is listed as Mary. I don't know for sure if she is the same person. I have seen that Polly was a nickname for Mary in those days. I believe she is the same, but I not been able to find her maiden name on anything.
I really don't know where to go from here. I am not sure if there are any records for her other daughter's marriages that might have a maiden name listed for her.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to find a women born in Virginia in about 1815, I would love to hear them. I haven't been able to go any further back on her husband either, even though I have his last name.