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I got the genealogy bug from my mother -- she knew so much about her family history.
Maternal: Bradford, Bryant, Casto, Dawes, Gandy, Francis, Gleason, Golden, Guerrant/Guerin, Hancock, Harris, Ingersoll, L'Orange, Lee, Manus, Owsley, Shaw, Snyder, Rhay, Trabue.
Paternal: Click, Hammons, Hepler, Miller, Nighthart, Smith.
I am also researching my husband's lineage which includes Alexander, Bane, Downey, Hamilton, Moss and many more.
" Dear Ancestor,
Your gravestone stands among the rest;
Neglected & alone
The name & date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I existed
You died & I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our Blood contracts & beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived & loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you ".
Written by: Walter Butler Palmer(1868-1932)
Published in " Heart Throbs & Hoof Beats"
San Jose, CA, Hills-Murgotten Co, 1922