I am looking for a copy of an email that is listed as source for Nancy Blackburn (218G-3KG).
Nancy Underwood is one of my great grandmothers. Most family trees that I find list her last name at birth as Nancy Blackburn, but I can't find any reference that includes her last name or who her parents were. There are two entries on her profile that I need help with. There is a source that says "Dr. Tommy Bryant email of 2/23/01. The actual email is not there, just the source title. It was added as a source in 2015. How can I find that email? I have tried reaching out to the person who added it, but she has not responded.
I am also trying to confirm a collaboration comment that was made, saying her parents were John Blackburn and Mary ? Elizabeth Henderson. Again, there are no sources given to support this claim, and my efforts to reach the person who added this comment have not yielded any information. This person is the only one who indicates this pair as her parents. Every other family tree I've found lists Moses Blackburn and Mary McGrew as her parents, but again with no source documentation provided. My search for confirmation of that pair hasn't given me any information either, and does not list a daughter named Nancy as among their children.
Can anyone help me with either of these issues?
It appears you are looking for a copy of a personal email sent by Tommy Bryant to Heidi Smith. Without her cooperation you are obviously not going to get any insight into its contents.
You have the same problem over confirmation of Nancy's parents. Again, without a reply from the other user, you will have to independently verify the detail yourself. Unless FamilySearch or another website (like Ancestry) has Pennsylvania births / baptisms records for this period this is likely to prove very difficult.
Perhaps another user with more detailed knowledge of Pennsylvania records might be able to offer more positive advice.0
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@LindyStuart LindyStuart Hello, I'm going to tag your question to @Pennsylvania research group. Hope there is some help there.
I found the same things that you have found. Lots of names without sources. And Ancestry Trees isn't a real source unless the actual tree has a source. And I didn't find any sources on the trees for Nancy. I see the will doesn't list Nancy. And a lot of people have added her without sources. The Ancestry Trees also do not have the email. And the MyHeritage trees do not have sources.
They were members of The Friends religion. I saw an Obed Blackburn was disfellowshipped. And something about a marriage.
I'm wondering if Nancy's first name might be something different. During those times Nancy, Mary, etc. could be a nickname.
Incidentally, I just had a quick look at the 1790 census records for Warrington township. I counted 5 UNDERWOOD "heads of family" listed, but I could not see any BLACKBURN listed - only a BLACKFORT. Without concrete evidence of the Blackburn surname for Nancy, I would consider Blackfort / Blackford to just as likely, judging by searches on the 1790 / 1800 census records.
Also, if the Find A Grave record is correct, it shows she died "in 70th year", meaning a birth around 1773.0
The most likely alternatives (if Nancy was a pet / nickname) would be Ann(e) or Agnes.0