Rob Gregg, an amateur historian in Medfield, Massachusetts, was cataloging headstones in a local cemetery when he found one that didn't belong. The stone is for Mary Parker Adams, married to Silas Adams, died 1793. The problem is that she and her husband never lived in Medfield. Rob Gregg went online to search for her and found that she and her husband some distance away. Then he found something unexpected: Mary Parker Adams' husband, Silas, was Rob Gregg's 5th cousin six times removed.
Rob is also a reader of this newsletter.
You can read the full story in the Medfield Press and Daily News Transcript at http://www.wickedlocal.com/medfield/news/x1311854931.