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Keeping Our Ancestors Alive

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The search for ancestors is sometimes a frustrating and a rewarding experience. Why is that? I propose that the search is the sometimes frustrating part; the finding is a partial reward. I don't have a specific story but I want to write about how the rewards come to us.

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Scalped by Indians!

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            This event happened shortly after our ancestors, John McIndoo and Charity Heady, arrived in Kentucky. James Heady (Charity's Brother) and John McIndoo the Scotsman, were among those ordered by the government in 1786 to take provisions and ammunition from the Kentucky settlements to the United States troops stationed near the fort at Vincennes on the Wabash River. On receiving the order, the Kentuckians prepared a keel boat, loaded it with provisions, and made arrangements to tow it up the Wabash.

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Gifts over generations and continents

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I watched my daughter play her new game today (Christmas present).  She was talking to the TV, providing the personification that only a 12 year old can administer to a television set, threatening to never play with it again if it didn’t let her win. Yeah, I thought, no more noisy TV games.

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Patrick Family History

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Patrick Name Meaning:  Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phadraig 'son of Patrick', a personal name derived from Latin Patricuius 'son of a noble father', 'member of the patrician class'. This was the name of a 5th-century Romano-Briton who became the apostle and patron saint of Ireland, and it was largely as a result of his fame that the personal name was so popular from the Middle Ages onward.

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It's A Small Small World!

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 Within the first 3 weeks that our site was up a cousin from Australia conntacted us and has been sending new and updated information on the Weakley lines.  I have recieved a letter from one of my Sloan cousins that mother and I met, shared time and built wonderful memories that I still treasure. Another lady, on the Staker lines, typed in Google her dead husband's name and up came our web site.  Now I have e-mail from her, her daughter and a friend.  It's trully a Small Small World.

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35 and more Years of Research

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 In 4 1/2 days of scanning old Photos, Letters, Certificates and research papers from over 35 years we have organized and uploaded this information into this web site.  I am soooooo amazed.  I come from a different generation where I walked into the research library, copied and saved  the paper copies, certificates, etc. and now everything is on line on the computer.  This has been fun and exciting working with my son and his wife and my grand daughter.  Notice the picture on this blog of Salt Lake in 1940.

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