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

Old 10-26-2011, 03:46 AM
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On my father's side, there were 2 Irish Robin Hoods and a Basque pirate (all that explains my aversion to gov't, heheheh!) At a certain point, the Spanish Crown offered him amnesty if he put himself and his galleons and men at their disposal.

He did.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:50 AM
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My Great Grandfather was "Julius Caesar" Conklin. Who would name a kid that? :shock:
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by grann of 6
My Great Grandfather was "Julius Caesar" Conklin. Who would name a kid that? :shock:
LOL! Obviously, someone who wanted his son to live victoriously! :wink:
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:56 AM
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my mom's family were moonshiners
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:04 AM
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I'm related to Daniel Boone!
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:07 AM
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my ancestors arrived in America 16 generations ago on the wooden ship Arbella
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:10 AM
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My G-grandfather founded a small town in Ill. that was on the trail to the capitol of IL.He owned an Inn and Abe Lincoln spent the night there several times. My grandmother had a bridge named after her.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:10 AM
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My great grandfather was a bigamist (went out for a loaf of bread in the 1900s and didn't come home), went back to Denmark, got married (my great grandmother was still alive here) and had twins (relations we don't know about).

My grandfather on my mother's side was in marines and he was involved in the searching of houses at the San Francisco Earthquake in the 20s.

My mother was a 4-star USO woman before she met my dad.
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1) english ancestory....related to sir fracis drake....
2)rumored relation to tennesee earnest ford
3) scottish ancestory....family name "turnbull".... Ancestor turned a charging bull headed toward ruler in scottland. Saved life of royalty....i was told there was a book in scottland written about my ancestor...no longer in print, though and have not been able to get copy. American name changed to trumble. My mother has been a member member of turnbull society!
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:26 AM
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Not too much on my side. There was supposed to be a dancer but no one would talk about her. Wonder what kind of dancing she did? My great-grandmother wouldn't let anyone talk about her.
Now my husband's side, well, his grandfather and great-grandfather on his mother's side were arrested together for running shine. But his grandfather on his father's side was never arrested that I know of.
There was also supposed to be witches on both sides of my husbands family. But these people came from the mountains and explained things the best they could.
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