Minnie Pearl as my 8th cousin, 3 times removed, through MRCA, William Isham (1577-1627), the 3 times great grandfather of my 5 times great grandmother, Thankful Isham (1752-1834) is the most lineage I have seen proposed for the Isham family! This was in notification # 355. There was only one glitch in lineage proposed for Cousin Minnie (love her real name – Sarah Ophelia) in that the next generation down from the MRCA, Henry Isham (1628-1670) was born the year after his father died. This is not impossible — it is definitely better than the lineages proposed by We’re Related where the child is born after the mother has died! But, this is also the second notice on Minnie being a relative. She also was in notification # 233 where we meet at MRCA, Elizabeth Cooke (1611-1663), the proposed mother of my furthest documented ancestor in that line, my 7th great grandfather, Isaac Lawrence (1652-1731). In this report, Minnie and I are straight out 9th cousins. The two reports cross in Minnie’s lineage at her parents: #355 has her father, Thomas Kelly Colley (1857-1937); #233 has her mother, Frances Tate House (1875-1963). Another tangled web of cousins being their own cousin thanks to connections they never knew they had – me!