An HEIRLOOM DETECTIVE who found an old death threat against a 12-person family has set out to locate them.
After uncovering the disturbing message, novelist and genealogist Chelsey Brown shared the tale on Instagram and TikTok.
To find out who they are, the 29-year-old claimed she would look up their names online.
To her followers, Citychicdecor’s Chelsey said: “I still can’t believe what I just read.”
“I just read about 1886 attempted murder – and I mean murder.
“We will definitely find the attempted murderer’s descendants.”
On Christmas Day 1886, a woman threatened to murder a man’s wife, cause “severe harm” to his family, or “destroy his house,” she read from the letter.
“She threatened to murder a husband, his wife, and his whole family,” Chelsey said.
“My research shows this couple had eleven kids.”
She has already begun hunting for her ancestors’ descendants after finding a link on MyHeritage.
This is an item I would return to a family since it was so long ago and their descendants may find it interesting.
Chelsey’s love of history is evident on her popular TikTok channel.
When she bought an antique picture book at a flea sale last year, she decided to search out the prior owner’s relatives, only to discover they were her distant cousins.
Chelsey found the 1927 summer vacation photo album at a municipal market.
She asked her father, a professional genealogist, for help finding any family ties to the album, which just included first names.
They found the family in a 1930s census and linked the photographs to them.