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Tell Something Interesting About One (Or More) of Your Ancestors

Old 10-26-2011, 07:49 PM
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I am distant cousin to Ulysses S Grant. We are both descended from Thomas Minor who came over on the Mayflower (I think).
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:56 PM
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My daughter on her dad's side is related to Blackbeard the pirate, on my mom's side she said we originally came from Prussia, my dad's family came from Germany, my mom's grandparents had a dairy farm in Marinette, WI.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ube quilting
Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
On my mothers side, I'm related to William Teach (Blackbeard) and my daddy's side, Jimmy Carter (Please, no boo-ing!!!)

Oh, and my DH is related to the *Dukes* who established Duke University.
Who would boo JC? I have him on my greatest people list!
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My daughter is related to Blackbeard on her dad's side!
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:08 PM
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Im related to Peregrine White, the first male child born in the New World.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:15 PM
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Golly, I am overwhelmed by all the famous ancestors. I have no one like that, but a great grandfather was one of the last living Civil War veterans. Does that count?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
This is SUCH an interesting thread - LOVE it! Remember "Roots"? Wouldn't it be fantastic that there would be a DVD on each and every one of you showing the story of your ancestors?? They are ALL SOOOOOOO Fascinating!!!!
Ditto!
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:20 PM
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I am a desendant of Devil Ance Hatfield (Hatfield and McCoy fued)
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Just Fabric
Originally Posted by ube quilting
Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
On my mothers side, I'm related to William Teach (Blackbeard) and my daddy's side, Jimmy Carter (Please, no boo-ing!!!)

Oh, and my DH is related to the *Dukes* who established Duke University.
Who would boo JC? I have him on my greatest people list!
I love your little cow!
My daughter is related to Blackbeard on her dad's side!
Hey, that makes us related by marriage!!!! Hi Cuz!
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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My great grandfather was born in California of English descent. He had blue eyes and blond hair. He was a sailor. He travelled to the southern east part of Mexico and met my great grandmother, a Mexican seņorita, with whom he married. They had seven boys, one of whom is the father of my father. There are tons of his descendants born in Mexico that have his English last name.

Some of us have come to live in the USA, but we had to apply first for residency and later for citizenship.

On the side of my mom, one of his brothers was the lover of a butcher's wife. When the butcher got word of it, he got mad. He and his brother attacked my uncle with butcher's knives. He recovered from the attack, but suffered all his life from panic attacks. If he heard someone shouting, he would get out of his mind. He was the oldest brother and my mother was #13. When i was a child i always had to watch my step in front of that uncle and speak in whispers.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:22 PM
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Nothing too exciting in my family, except my paternal grandmother had 13 kids...the set of twins died as babies
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