I've been tracing down my distant female Connecticut ancestors and in the spirit of Geneabloggers, I thought I'd share the one that is currently driving me mad.
Molly Graves was from the East Haddam or Lyme area. Born in Connecticut in 1763, she married Abiel Stark, Senior. Her son Abiel was born in 1790. I've checked the usual online sources and have a trip to that area planned. And right now, that's all I know.
Why I am dead-ending? First of all, there are the usual issues with tracing a female. Molly is well recorded in genealogies for the Stark family only after she married Abiel. Her primary purpose, according to the family genealogists, was to be his wife and Abiel, Jr's mother. There was no reason to find out more about her. Second, I have a sneaking suspicion I'm looking for the wrong name. Molly could have been born Mary or Margaret, according to several baby name website.
I'll be starting the search again slowly. This time I'll be looking for the extra information. Who knows what I'll find?