John Brown – a smolderin in his grave …

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In this second go around from We’re Related, I am told John Brown is my 7th cousin, 4 times removed through our MRCA, Robert White (1558-1617), 6 generations beyond my documented 4th great grandmother, Esther Clark.  That’s going to be a lot of reseach to prove that connection!  This was notification # 341.  In the earlier, # 16, We’re Related has a much closer connection to our MRCA, Samuel Chapin (1598-1675) in my 6th great grandfather, Moses Hitchcock who is only 3 generations away from the MRCA.  This notice shows us as being 6th cousins, 4 times removed.  This also traverses a different line for both John and myself.  John’s lineage in # 16 is through his father, Owen Brown.   The lineage in # 341 traces through his mother, Ruth Mills.  My #16 follows the Munn line; # 341 follows the Clark line.   Another potential double cousin relationship and for John, a possible his own cousin.

 

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Winston Churchill – Statesman and Cousin?

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Winston Churchill appears as my 8th cousin, twice removed, in the most recent notification from We’re Related — #340.  In this iteration, our MRCA is Francis Baker (1611-1696), the great grandfather of my furthest documented ancestor in that lineage, Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6th great grandmother.   This lineage follows the Jenks  → Smith → Harris , →King → Baker lineage.    In an earlier reporting, #43. We’re Related has Winnie as my 7th cousin, three times removed, though our MRCA, Abigail Burt (1623-1692).  Abigail is the great grandmother of my furthest documented ancestor in that lineage, John Munn (1712-1785), my 6th great grandfather.  This lineage follows the Lee → Munn → Burt lineage.  In Cousin Winston’s Lineage the two meet up at his grandparents: #43 – Leonard Walter Jerome (1817-1891) and #340 – Clarissa Hall (1825-1895), the parents of Jennie Jerome (1854-1921), Winston Churchill’s mother.   So, to prove my link to Winston, I can attack either line the Munn → Burt or the Harris → King → Baker.  If it all pans out, it will show that not only is he my cousin, but he is also his own cousin!

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Edgar Allen Poe – Nevermore?

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Edgar Allen Poe showed up for a reprise in We’re Related as #339 (7th cousin, 3 times removed) with MRCA, Elizabeth Woodhouse (1612-1666), the great grandmother of my furthest documented ancestor on that line, my 6th great grandmother, Dinah Harris (1702-1796).  The original notification, #25 (6th cousin, 5 times removed), called out the MRCA as Matthew Fuller (1603-1691), the 5th great grandfather of my furthest documented ancestor on that line, my 5th great grandmother (I love her name!), Thankful Isham (1752-1834).   #25 and #339 meet in Edgar’s lineage at his great grandparents:  #25 Elizabeth Weekes (1731-1752) and #339 Thomas Carnes (1731-1795), the parents of Edgar’s grandmother Elizabeth Carnes (1756-1835).   Unfortunately, We’re Related seemed to ignore the part about Elizabeth being born FOUR YEARS AFTER HER MOTHER DIED.   

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The Magical World of Disney – Walt Disney!

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Walt Disney – 8th cousin, twice removed as # 338 and 7th cousin, twice removed as #34 from We’re Related.   In #34, our MRCA is Elizabeth Cooke (1611-1663), the mother of my 7th great grandfather, Isaac Lawrence (1652-1731).  Finding the documentation that Elizabeth is actually my 8th great grandmother is still in the TO DO pile.  In #338, our MRCA is Mary Parmenter (1616-1690), the grandmother of my 7 times great grandmother, Abigail Bellows (1661-1776).  Grandmother Abigail was the wife of grandfather Isaac!  On cousin Walt’s lineage, #34 meets #338 at his great grandparents:  #338 – Eber Call (1791-1864) and #34 – Violette Lawrence (1792-1870), the parents of Charles Call (1822-1890), Walt’s grandfather.  Thus making Cousin Walter his own cousin!

This re-boot of We’re Related is getting quite interesting due to the reprise of notifications with different lineages.

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KA- BOOM

Well, it has been an interesting few days!   My computer FROZE in the middle of my updating a spreadsheet.   After multiple attempts to re-boot (When it doubt, do no jump, do not shout, boot it out!)  to no avail.  I bit the bullet and took it into a local computer repair shop.  Hard Drive CRASH was the diagnosis.   Total Replace and load with nothing but Windows 10.  “Hope you have a back up”.

Well #AITec of Novi, you did great work!  and #BackBlaze you came though with absolutely the greatest download of restore of data!  It took 3 days to reload the data from the restore files and to reinstall the software — sometimes I had to go back to the supplier for a fresh copy — but it is all back together now.   Only had to purchase one upgrade — Quicken forced me to upgrade.

So, back into the normal topics tomorrow.

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Mark Twain – and the twain shall never meet.

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Mark Twain, real name, Samuel Clemens, as my 7th cousin 4 times removed is not new.  Here in #337, my lineage beyond my 4th great grandfather, Samuel Lane (1769-xxxx) starts going upward to our MRCA, Thomas Corbin (1594-1638) through Samuel’s mother, Mary Corbin (dates unknown).  But, in the earlier #39, Samuel goes through to his father, Samuel Lane (1736-1812) and then Jane Corbin (1708-1773), and then up to the same MRCA.  The lineage for the Corbin line in both reports are different.  It is like We’re Related said “Oh, you thought we messed up on the lineage for you in #39, how about the one in #337?”  So, now I have two possible ways to look at that lineage.  I might just start at the MRCA, Thomas Corbin and see if any of the descendants really align.  It might be faster and easier.

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Mitt Romney – 9th cousin, this time

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Willard Mitt Romney now calculates to be my 9th cousin on We’re Related # 336.  He was 8th cousin, once removed when reported on # 26.  What is the difference?   Well, in my reported lineage, #26 goes up the White lineage line from 4 times great grandmother, Prudence White, four generations to our MRCA, Elizabeth Savage, 1655-1742.   In #336, from Grandmother Prudence, we use the lineage of her mother, Mehitable Morey (1737-1814) and meet at the MRCA, Elizabeth White (1643-1707).   For Cousin Mitt, the diversion occurs at his great grandparents.  #24 traces lineage of his great grandfather, Charles Edward Robison (1845-1883).  #336 traces the lineage of his great grandmother, Rosetta Mary Berry (1843-1918).  Now, #336 tracks to my documentation on my lineage all the way to our MRCA; in #26, I still have two generations to research and document.  Due to the Romney family focus, I have to believe, the lineage provided is correct.

 

 

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