We can trace directly (so far) only as far back as 1606. Our ancestry is from Wales, where our family crest is of a minor noble house. I know one of
my ancestors (at least according to surname) was a Sheriff of Nottingham, but not sure if he was THE Sheriff of Robin Hood fame. First records of the
family that we could find put us in Nottinghamshire, in the UK. (and yes, I'm actually a good shot with a bow...I guess it's genetic. If you ever saw
the flag of Nottinghamshire, you'd know why).
I can think of at least two famous relatives. One, actually did what Amelia Earhart was TRYING to do, yet nobody remembers her much, hehe (although
she did have an affair with the Duke of Gloucaster, son of George V)...and another is a moderately famous character actor who you'd recognize, but
never recall what you saw him in. Mostly back in the 60's and 70's, though occasionally in the 80's. (he was a villain on The Bionic Man, and a resort
owner in Pirahna for example, he was also in Airport 77, Guns of the Magnificant 7, Hot Pursuit, and was on TV in Fringe, The Mod Squad, Hogans
Heroes, and tons of others (basically any 80's TV show it seems (like Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, A-Team, etc.), from the
Our family came to the US in 1635, to Virginia first, then later spread to other parts of the country (mostly California and Florida). I'm of the
Florida offshoot (so is the actor). The aviatrix is from those who stayed in England.
So, my family's been here pretty much over 100 years before America was even a nation...
My opinion is everyone should write down their thoughts....maybe write something that you think your descendants might like to read. Not
necessarily write a few books, lol, but write something about you, the time you live in, even the most mundane things that might one day be read by
someone else and it seems so foreign to them. And bring everyone together.
One of my cousins maintains the family tree website, and I'm sure to send him updates/pictures etc. We've all kind of made it a family thing, so that
it's preserved for generations to come. It's really nice knowing so much about where we came from, etc. and it's almost 100% complete as of the
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