The Importance of Everything…

The pension file for Civil War widow Nancy Rampley is rather large and contains numerous applications and appeals. For that reason, many of the petitions are repetitive.

That’s good.

In one application for a pension Nancy indicated that she was “married at my father’s house.” In another she indicated she was married at “William Newmans.”

Had I only read one of these I would have missed the connection.

Even when documents seem repetitive to the point of being excessive, read them all. There may be a clue in there if you look deeply enough.