Friday, October 27, 2006

Genealogical Mudslinging

From the Steubenville (Ohio) Daily Herald of Sept. 8, 1875, copied from the Norristown (Pa.) Herald.

A man in a neighboring county who wished to write a history of his family, was unable to obtain the necessary material; but when he got nominated for Congress the opposition papers furnished him a complete history of the same for six generations back, and didn't charge him a cent. But he says he doesn't believe his great-great-great-grandmother was burned for being a witch, and that his great-great-grandfather was hanged for stealing a sheep, as stated in the papers.

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