How to Find a Woman: Tracing Mottie Winters Through 1800s Kentucky

December 16, 2014 8:30 PM

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I am new to and I am hoping you can help me. My great-great-grandmother is S. Mottie Winters. She was born 22 January 1866, possibly in Tennessee, and died 18 May 1891 in Murray, Kentucky. She is listed on Find A Grave, but that is the only mention I can find of her. She died shortly after she married Peter Gardner Winters. They had one daughter, Gladys (my great-grandmother).

It's completely understandable that you are having a difficult time locating information on Mottie. Until recently, when women married, their identity became cloaked under their husband's surname. To compound the problem you face, you have only an initial for your ancestor's first name and the name ...

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