According to family lore, which I am sure some of you are aware of, Franklin Bearce was the son of Mary Ellen Blaine and Noble Sullivan Bearce. He (Franklin Bearce) claimed James G. Blaine, his grandfather, was a son of John Blaine and Elizabeth Ann Blaine, as well as a cousin of the Senator, James G Blaine.
I am looking to find out if the following is true or not; Ultimately, Franklin Bearce claimed Mary Ellen Blaine, his mother, was the daughter of James Gillespie Blaine and Nandachine Hoover, who allegedly had a sister, Millicent.
The problem is, I can not find a Nandachine anywhere.
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