Jones Prestwood and Emma Van Syckel

Here is the story of my great grandparents on my dad’s dad side. Jones and Emma were children of the Civil War. One family from the North, one from the South. For both, a second marriage. This is their story both together and as individuals. It includes Civil War devastation, a teenage wedding, infant death, abandonment issues, cross country escape moves, the wedding of someone 24 years their elder, and death from untreated syphilis.

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