As has happened many times before when I've been dancing with the ancestors, I've found another shared, cousinal (yes, I know, not a word) connection and - surprise, surprise, well, not really - this connection is through the Hagan branch of my family tree. Go figure! Ha!
I have a direct descent to Enoch Hagan and Tabitha Hagan (yes, same last name) through their daughter Rosena.
When updating information on my grandmother's siblings, I found that her sister Mary Kathleen Boone married James Paul Hagan. So, being the curious minded individual that I am, I decided to trace his descent backwards until I found a common Hagan. Trust me, in my family tree, with the name Hagan, it's not hard to find a common Hagan ancestor.
In this case, I traced back to Enoch Hagan and Tabitha Hagan, my four times great grandparents. So, the dual descent goes as follows . . .
Enoch Hagan - m - Tabitha Hagan
James Hagan - m - Lucinda McKune Rosena Hagan - m - William Henry Boone
Thomas Enoch Hagan - m - Nancy Jane Miles Nicholas Boone - m - Rosa Jane Duvall
Joseph Virgil Hagan - m - Mary O'Bryan Victor Ivo Boone - m - Mary Willie Watson
James Paul Hagan - m - Mary Kathleen Boone
So, James Paul Hagan and his wife Mary Kathleen Boone, have the same great-great grandparents: Enoch Hagan and Tabitha Hagan. So their children would not only be siblings, but fourth cousins.
So, dancing with the ancestors is never dull . . . at least in my family tree.