Category Archives: History

New Direction …

OK, even I am tired of the We’re Related endless start, stop, restart, and trying to figure out what bad trees they are basing their predictions of relationship upon.  The final straw was today’s notice the Ron Howard was my … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash – man in black, yellow and orange!

Report #425 has Johnny Cash as my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Magdalena Essig (1615-1680), the proposed 5th great grandmother of my great great grandmother (and current brick wall) Mary Ann Allen (1836-xxxx). The surnames imply a need to dig … Continue reading

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Meg Whitman – sorry, cuz, I have a Dell computer.

Meg Whitman as my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Edward Smith (1636-1693), my 8 times great grandfather.  This was report # 411 from We’re Related.  Many months ago, in report # 170, Ms Whitman also showed up as my 9th … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver – by adoption!

George Washington Carver was reported as my 7th cousin, 3 times removed.  Apparently, there was no need to check his biography to ascertain that the person defined as his mother, Susan Blue (1814-1882), was the woman who adopted him after … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Bacon – what’s not to like about a BACON?

OK, now we jump from my 9 times great grandfather,  George Lewis (1600-1664), to his proposed great grandfather and the MRCA with Sir Francis, Nicholas Bacon (1509-1579).  This results in Sir Francis being my first cousin, 12 times removed.  Diggig … Continue reading

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Colin Powell, Sir!

We’re Related tells me that the Four Star, Secretary of State, Chief of Staff,  is my 8th cousin, twice removed, though our MRCA, Jonathan Briggs (1635-1690), the proposed great grandfather of Sarah Thrasher (1740-1769), my 6 times great grandmother.  In … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe – Quoth the Raven…

OK, third report might be the clincher, or not.  Notice # 377 has Edgar Allen Poe as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA Elizabeth Townsend (1596-1673), the 3 times great grandmother of Thankful Isham (1752-1834), my 5 … Continue reading

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