An award from NGS
There is no doubt as to who wins The Legal Genealogist‘s “all-time favorite ancestor” award.
It’s my rascal second great grandfather George Washington Cottrell.
A scoundrel who had some fairly significant disagreements with the law — let’s see here… indicted for bigamy, adultery, gaming, assault and battery and… oh yeah… murder — and some fairly significant problems with telling the truth, George has been a delight to chase through the records.
Frustrating, but fun.
And now I have one more reason to keep George at the top of the leader board.
From last night’s National Genealogical Society awards:
Now do you think you might give me a hint as to who your parents were?????