Thursday, December 20, 2012
Unexpected War With Mexico Ancestor!
Just when you think you have Googled an ancestor to the ends of the earth and no more can be revealed about him or her...BAM! You suddenly have a hit completely out of left field that astounds you entirely.
Today I Googled 2nd great grandfather "Edward Alexander Gause" once again and my heart stopped as I found myself reading a never before seen entry about his service in the War with Mexico uder Captain Elmore, etc. (screenshot below). Why it is so astounding a discovery is detailed below the image.
So Edward Gause had a 2nd wife Elmira, but the absolute last thing I ever expected was to find her application for a widow's pension for Edward's service in the War with Mexico under Captain Elmore out of AL detailed above in the fifty-ninth Congress' message. This alone is a phenomenal find given Edward was not considered. However, when combined with the previously discovered sources indicating 2nd great grandfather Edward A. Dawes who also served briefly during the War with Mexico out of IL. The odds of these two men having practically the same full names and serving in the same war is astronomical and thus very important to note.
Keep your eyes peeled and your Googling on the straight and narrow :-)