Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Two Truths and One Lie

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Let's play the game "Two Truths - One Lie."  Tell three family stories - two must be true, and one must be a lie - an untruth.

2)  Have your readers guess which story was the lie, and their reasons for picking that story.

3)  Share your three stories on your own blog, on Facebook or Google+, or in a Comment on this blog.  Share the link to your stories on this blog, so readers can respond.

4)  After all Comments are in, share the Lie in a Comment on your post.

Here's my three stories:

1)  My 2nd great-grandfather Devier Smith (1839-1894) was adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith in Jefferson County, N.Y.

2)  My 2nd great-grandfather Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) was in the Civil War, and his pension file says he had a bullet wound in his neck.

3)  I may have a step-sibling because my father Fred Seaver (1911-1983) left Massachusetts in 1940 after a failed love affair.  His sisters said the girl was pregnant.

Which one is the lie?  


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Diane Gould Hall said...

Good one Randy. I'll bite. I think #2 is your lie, the Civil War story.

Seeds to Tree said...

#3 - Or maybe it's the difference in midwest wording vs west coast wording. I'm not sure. If your father was the father of another child, not your mother's, the child would not be a step child but a half sibling? Or here in the midwest, that's what we call them. So I'm saying #3 is the lie...

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here is the link to my Two Truths and a Lie:

Linda Stufflebean said...

I think #3 is the lie because, as Jacquie pointed out, you would have a half sibling not a step sibling.

dritchhart said...

I think it is #3, as I have never heard you mention that fact before and I recall you telling about your father's history--but not that.

Linda Stufflebean said...

So, Randy, which one is the lie???

Randy Seaver said...

I was hoping for more to comment, but I guess this is it.

#2 was the lie. Isaac Seaver received his Civil War pension file because of a carbunckle on his neck and varicose veins.

I misspoke about step-sibling - I should have said half-sibling. Would it have made a difference? I wrote about it on my blog many years ago.

Seeds to Tree said...

You fooled us! Fun idea!