Here's the family info:
Alexander Hamilton Jones (Mar 5, 1852--May 22, 1915) and Rosa Mitchell Jones (July 17, 1860--Oct 3, 1931)
They had 3 daughters who survived to adulthood. Lovie, Mary, and Ophelia---my great grandmother.
On this journey and through the kindness of a genealogist who was vacationing in Morehead City, this past Winter, I found out they also had a son.
Cesar M Jones (Dec 6 1885--June 3, 1898)
I love finding discoveries but when you find evidence of a child that didn't make it to adulthood, it's bittersweet. I am glad to have found this information but I have so much sympathy for my ancestors and for what it must have been like to lose a child. I can't imagine. I am reminded that we take so much for granted these days. It wasn't too long ago that it was common to lose several children due to illness, poverty, or whatever. Just another reminder to not take your family for granted and thank the good Lord everyday for the time we have here on Earth.