As we investigate further back in time, family lore and old photos become thinner on the ground. More imagination is required to picture what life would have been like for an ancestor. I don't know if my great-great-great grandmother, Emma TUCKER, was actually a tough woman, but based on the bare facts of her life, I have to imagine it to be true.
They say that your job doesn't define who you are, it's just what you do. However, I subscribe to the theory that the jobs that our ancestors did often provide clues to who they were. The details of the occupations held by our ancestors can be found in census records, many of which are available online.