Quarantine Day 34…..

Today is day 34 of quarantine. I am starting to appreciate this strange experience. I am learning a lot about myself and my family. My creativity in quarantine has definitely been activated and I have been writing more. I wonder if, once this is all over, will I miss this time?

Dennis bought a fire pit today. We roasted marshmallows and made S’Mores. We prayed and sang sanctuary at Wiley’s request. Wiley and Amelia are sleeping in a tent in the backyard. Life is good and I am at peace for the moment.

We are supposed to be going to Sarasota for family vacation in June. We are staying at a VRBO on Siesta Key. The  VRBO is on the beach and it has a pool. I am hoping we still get to go. I have been taking inventory of things  I need to buy for vacation. I bought a cooler and a Lilly Pulitzer beach bag. The beach bag says “Kiawah” on it which stands for Kiawah Island, SC. I have always wanted to go Kiawah Island. Maybe one day I will.

Genealogy research has been frustrating as usual. I am researching Benjamin Sweet Miller’s family. I found a Ancestry tree (first mistake) that states that William H Miller (Benjamin’s father) was born in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1757. The tree also states that Rachel Sweet (Benjamin’s mother) was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1761. This information is wrong because Allegany County and Fayette County didn’t become counties until 1786 and 1783 respectively. William and Rachel were probably born in the prior county of Cumberland. This is why you have to take the family trees on Ancestry with a grain of salt and always find proof to back up your theories.

That is all for now.  Until next time.

Author: samanthanifong

I have been a avid history buff since age 10. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in US History. I have been researching my family for 12 years. I specialize in South Carolina history and research. I do freelance genealogy work centered around South Carolina between 1750- 1880. If you have ancestors in South Carolina between 1750-1880 that you would like me to locate, please contact me. Disclaimer.....My research is based on actual evidence which I may or may not post. Any photographs or documentation that I use is my intellectual property unless otherwise noted and may not be used or borrowed without my expressed written consent.

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