If you have ever delved into family history, you may well have heard of brickwalls. You may even have come across some of your own. Brickwalls are when you have searched and thought and looked and delved and still haven't been able to find the information you are looking for. But brickmaking is different.
This didn't exclude the girls, either, although they tended not to make the bricks. Anna Maria was an earthenware painter for years and years, even after she became a widow at a young age and returned to live with her (brickmaking) father.
So when you are faced with the brickwall of several people of exactly the same name living on the same street of the same town - look at their profession. Might just be the demolition you are looking for.
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