- Jan 31, 2018
- Olympic Peninsula - for now
That's a damned proud heritage. Wish I knew more about my own ancestors. I know of nothing on my mother's side before my Opa Erich, who was merely a civilian bookkeeper 51 years old when the Soviets grabbed him for slave labor. There is family genealogy and some surviving anecdotes that go back to colonial days for the maternal side of my dad's family. But I can't trace the Long men back any farther than Dad's grandfather Cyrus, who was already dead I believe by the time my father was born. Must have been a been a bunch of scoundrels, or just cautious men, who avoided leaving tracks.Grave marker for my ancestor/grandfather - 8 generations previous. He served under General Francis Marion “the Swamp Fox” during the Revolution. They were paid in British pounds and pence according to revolutionary pay records. Buried near Newtonville, Fayette County, Alabama.
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If I correctly read the marker as "Poe" are you related to the 19th Century writer?