Forgive me, friends — this isn’t a proper update. It’s as much a to-do list as anything else, but consider it a preview of coming attractions if you like.
First thing I need to do is catch up on bibliographizing. Likewhoa.
But beyond that, in no particular order…
- Keep chasing Carrie Wood and Delia Wood
- Ned the Privateer and what I can find of his transgressions and his fate
- Anything more I can find on Rose, enslaved by the Kenricks
- Who were Agnes and Austin Holden, really?
- Stephen Joseph McNally — pre-1914 and then 1921-1939
- The life of Ada Mae Scott (I don’t think I’ve introduced her to y’all yet)
- Immigrant stories of Newton, MA
- Who was David Sparhawk, and where were he and his wife buried?
- Can I pick up where I left off on the Kenrick Serving Women?
- Mary Mehitable Kenrick Taylor, Caroline Kenrick, and Sarah Frances Jones Kenrick
That’s actually a hefty bit of work, much of it rife with dead ends. But we’ll see how things go…