Sunday, April 5, 2009

Was she really born in France?

Was Marian DeBarcy really born in France?

It is possible that the whole story is a hoax to cover the children's illegitimacy. In all the censuses Mary Ann Moore is born in Liverpool. But, looking up all the Mary Ann Moores of approximately the same age, born in Liverpool, listed in the 1851 and 1841 censuses doesn't show a family with Mary Ann, George & Sylvia as children's names. Maybe she borrowed a story from an ancestor?

Does she really have a brother, George and sister, Sylvia? George is a common name in Charles Taylor, Sr.'s family and so is Sophia, which is awfully close to Sylvia. Hmmm....

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