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Sylvanus Collett ... Marion Collett

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Re: Sylvanus Collett ... Marion Collett

Posted: 2 Oct 2012 10:39PM GMT
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I'm a journalist, and my mom is a historian, so I would definitely agree that photos - particularly vintage photos - are pretty shaky as evidence. But taken together with the fact that non-WASP and in some cases non-white phenotypes run so strongly in my family and the fact that there was an effort to hide and erase evidence of our heritage on the part of my grandfather, his sister and my grandmother, Marion's own noticeably non-WASP appearance, compared with the very WASP look of Sylvanus and Phoebe, has certainly given us pause.

DNA testing is the only way we'll figure this out eventually, unless we stumble on some documentary evidence that solves everything. But we know that there is something in our ancestry that is "different," and we've always known that.
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