I am trying to solve the mystery of a missing ancestor. His name was Eugene Alman WOODARD, b. 1862, child of Sarah Melissa LEAVITT and Samuel P. WOODARD. He was born in Northfield, Vt. No death certificate for Eugene has ever been found. Yet after his father, Samuel Peter, died in Andersonville Prison during the Civil War, no mention of him was ever in the family records. His mother applied for pension and listed a 6th child named Wallace J. with the same birthdate as Eugene, but this was crossed out. We suspect that he was given up for adoption sometime after 1862. One possibility is that he was adopted by a local minister, Simeon ROBY and his wife Emily. Any info. on this would be greatyly appreciated.