Early this morning I posted a few “non-related” Rensler Photography Studio images in the hope these Ancestors would eventually be noticed and reunited with a living descendant researching online. By this evening, to my surprise I had this comment to the blog:
“Wow! This is an unexpected surprise Rosia Lee Barwick! This is the aunt that I heard about but never saw her image until now. She was sickly and passed away in her youth is all I know of her. She was definitely a Barwick and very very lovely! This is indeed touching. Regards, Greg”
Greg is the youngest son of my Great-Aunt Hannah BARWICK SLAUGHTER. Aunt Hannah and William Charles BARWICK (my Grandfather) were siblings. The Rosia Lee BARWICK Greg is referencing is their younger sister who died as a young girl!
Now, neither I nor Greg have ever seen a picture of Rosia/Rosie Lee. Sure her features look McKENZIE/BARWICK and several of the Rensler images of the BARWICK siblings feature the same pedastal, but to be 100% sure we need validation. And the only folks alive to confirm this is our Rosia Lee are in Cincinnati — my 92.5 and 91.5 year old Great Aunts Hannah and Lena BARWICK, Rosia’s older sisters!
So what’s a genea-sleuth to do?! The scan of Rosia Lee will be in the mail first thing tomorrow morning for confirmation!:)
The coolest thing about this whole thing, should my Aunts confirm this is our Rosia Lee, is that I’d never seen the 3 images posted this morning or even knew they were coming before Brad sent them to me! I’d viewed scans of larger, DIFFERENT images and agreed to purchase those images. The 3 images posted this morning arrived with the larger package; this note written on a yellow sticky was attached to a smaller envelope that read:
“Dear Luckie, I am giving you the 5×7 and 2 postcards. Hope you find some relatives here. Brad”
As I said this morning, whenever @AllumSpence surfaces, an Ancestor surprise always seems to follow!
I have a gut feeling this Ancestor, the only one in the group with a name, is our Rosia Lee BARWICK.
Stranger things have happened! LOL