I'm interested in knowing my ancestors—their lives and relationships. My information is organized by my grandparents' families:
Distinguished ancestors include:
I originally dedicated these pages to my father, mostly because his files, inherited at my parents' deaths, were my starting point. I applied my own skills of organization, research, and computers. The family my father knew as a child was limited to his mother's brothers—a drop in the proverbial bucket. His personal knowledge of what has proved to be a very large family grew as he contacted newly-discovered cousins.
On the other hand my mother's family was fairly well known by its living members. This knowledge of each other, regardless how remote, is largely the result of my grandmother Clirehugh's correspondence, saving of memorabilia (what I call the archives), personal visits, and story telling. She single-handedly maintained a cohesiveness that does not exist in my father's family. I am eternally grateful to her.
I dedicate these pages to Marion Hawkins (Gray) Clirehugh.