posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 05:54 PM
I for one am searching for answers regarding my families history.
When sorting through lots of pictures and family items after my grandfather (and grandmother) passed some years ago, we came upon some very
interesting books, letters, papers and a rather large leather bound checkbook with stubs in my grandparents handwriting showing monies paid to some
interesting parties, including The Mayan Soceity and ______________, (name withheld for privacy, Treasurer of KTS.
Being my father, my grandfather who had just passed, my father's brother, one of my GFs brothers and a GGF and from further information, i.e.
pictures we extrapolted that there appears to have been a long line of my descendants who we Masons, and possibly associated with something called the
Add that through much hands on and documented research finding information prior to the 1700s was impossible, yet given the family name ______ (which
I withhold for privacy) it appears my family lived in middle or southern France prior to 1700.
At this point we hit a brick wall as further research has discovered nothing other than the family appears to have been Huguenots, and along with
thousands of others fled France rather than die, and in my families case tracks lead to Ireland prior to 1700. Then to America after 1750 to the
Virginia / Carolinas which at the time had state lines which changed regularly so an exact location is impossible, until 1802 when one of my GGGGGFs
was born in what was at that time considered NC, but could have been NW Virginia or possibly even Tn. with a tweak of state lines... lol
So, given all this it is with great interest I pursue information regarding the possible link to the KTS and have sent an email requesting further