Truman Capote – not in Cold Blood or ….


Truman Capote, one of the more prolific writers of the first half of the 20th century, is reported as my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Daniel Erhardt (1646-xxxx), the supposed 3 times great grandfather of my 4 times great grandfather, John Backus (1750-1823).  The lineage up from Grandfather John is decidedly German.  The details are decided slim.  My own research leaves Grandfather John as being either Irish or German — he claimed both at various times.  So, the lineage proposed is suspect.  I suspect the research into this family line will be no Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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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