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3x Great-Grandma Sophronia

Last week, a distant cousin who found me on Find-A-Grave, and who found this blog through it, contacted me and introduced herself: she's the great-granddaughter of my 2nd great-grandmother's half-sister. She shared something via email attachment that I've been dying to get: a photo of my 3rd great-grandmother, Sophronia Bly Mace Fellows (she would be this lady's 2nd great-grandmother). She doesn't look anything like I pictured her; I had frankly expected her to more resemble my great-grandmother Bessie, who looked as though she could fight Chuck Norris and win. This lady may be older and careworn, but she has a gentleness to her features. Sophronia's eldest son was Thomas B. MACE,  whom I've written about before . He was born about 1843, and after serving as a Navy sailor at the age of 14, enlisted in the 2nd New Hampshire, Company K when the Civil War broke out. He fell at Williamsburg on 5 May 1862. Sophronia filed for his pension in August