Paper Neighbors?

  • What does it mean that people are “paper neighbors” (appear on the same document or on the previous/next one in the series)?
    • Came into office on same day–together and intentionally for a joint purpose?–bringing a witness for a document they were signing is one reason.
    • Died about same time?–did they die of whatever was “going around?”
    • Lived near each other?–are they on the same census page for instance
    • Coincidence pure and simple?