Written for Amy Johnson Crow's Challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. (click on the icon in the sidebar for details at Amy's blog)
I wanted March to be "A Month of Mousers" but I'm woefully unprepared! This is the line that is not mine, but my brother-in-law's. It's also the line that I believe I could use to get the girls into the DAR, but I've been dragging my feet on researching. So, I thought I'd at least put one of the ancestors out there - sort of to taunt me into working on them.
This week it will be short and sweet, because I have no pictures - yet. There is a picture on Ancestry that might be Enoch & Hattie, but I need to hear from the person whose tree I found it on to be sure.
First, just the facts:
Name: Enoch Melvin Mouser
Born: 13 [15?]-Apr-1879, near Hope, Arkansas
Married: Hattie Jackson, 04-May-1902, Columbia County, Arkansas
Died: 21-Mar-1966, Grayson, Louisiana [Find-A-Grave memorial]
Relationship: My nieces' and nephew's great-great-grandfather
They are descended through:
- his son, Cotys Milner Mouser (1906 - 1991)
- his son, John Melvin Mouser (living)
- his son, their father, Christian Mathis Mouser (living)
Enoch was a minister - even his gravestone has Rev. Enoch Melvin Mouser and that's how I always think of his name - with the Reverend included, almost as if it were his first name. Here is a wonderful obituary/memory of Reverend Mouser written by this son, Roy.
I'm afraid that's all I have for now...so I guess I'd better get to work!