Oh, Oscar, you vex me.
Dear Readers, If you are unfamiliar with my Oscar research, or have simply forgotten why he has become a point of frustration, you can read all about it him in my previous posts. The important thing to remember is that I really do not know for certain who is father is, I have a few theories, but nothing concrete.
I used your name as an example in running a relationship search on FamilySearch.org today, and I guess you decided I had not researched you recently enough, because you threw this at me:
|FamilySearch.org Search Results, "Oscar F. Brown" 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Accessed 5 Dec 2013.|
Why is there suddenly a second "Oscar F. Brown" listed in the 1880 U.S. Census for Colfax County, Nebraska? WHY? I know that I have searched Colfax County, and the 1880 census enough to know that I have not seen this entry before.
And why did he have to be born in New York, and within five years of when I think you were born, Oscar? The only difference seems to be the name of his wife: Maria instead of Frances. Perhaps this is the Oscar F. Brown that is known to be brother to Charles Brown (also a resident of Colfax County), that I have never been able to firmly identify as my Oscar.
So much research left to do… so little time.
And I am so looking forward to the challenge.