Name’s the Same – Family Finds

A few years ago I started researching my maternal grandfather’s linage and quickly recognized several surnames in common with my maternal grandmother’s linage. With the name’s being the same, were they some sort of distant cousins? For last years’ Week 7 prompt Favorite Discovery [1], I wrote about discovering, through same names, that my parents are 9th cousins. So, why not my maternal grandparents? At first, it seemed unlikely since one was from Mercer County, Ohio and the other from Knoxville, Tennessee. Nevertheless, the research is it’s own reward.

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