Pretty Boy Floyd – gangster cousin?


I have to admit it would be kind of fun to claim Pretty Boy Floyd as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed.  As it is, I can only verify up to my 5th great grandmother, Desire [love that name] Hitchcock (1750-1769) and there are 5 more generations to our MRCA, Stephen Terry (1608-1668).  Unfortunately, We’re Related has provided Thomas Terry in my line with a birth year of 1665 and Thomas Terry, his uncle, in Pretty Boy’s line also with a 1665 birth year.   Lineages reported with this kind of matching always raise questions.  It is going to require a bit of research before I will get back to watching the Edward G Robinson / Jimmy Cagney gangster flicks for insights into my possible cousin’s endeavors.



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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