Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

Veteran's Day, good time to remember our Veterans and Active Troops, should remember them every day but it's nice to have a special day set aside to remember and give thanks to those that served and sacrificed for our freedom.
I have many Veteran relatives and ancestors and friends and I am proud of each and every one of them.  I spent last night going through looking at all the military records of my many ancestors who served in one capacity or another.  I am very proud and thankful for their service.

My Uncles all served in the military.  Uncle Steve & Uncle Bob in Korea, Uncle Stoney & Uncle Farl in WWII, Uncle Don and Uncle Les were in the Navy and Army.  My Grandfather Ambrose M. Cannon was in WW 1.  That is his picture above, I don't know why this blog thingy decided to move it up there, but there he is.  The below is an article that he wrote a letter to the editor to his hometown newspaper.

To reflect on what my ancestors accomplished, I have to say that I don't think that I evolved well.  I think that if Darwin met me he would throw his papers up in the air, rip out some hair and start all over again on his theory of evolution.
I don't think that I would have the "fight" in me to walk to a war, let alone kill someone.  But they did for what they believed in and for the luxuries that we have today in our freedoms.  Men and Women continue to fight for our freedoms today and they are wonderful people!  The best of the best!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Miller Family Line

This is the other family line that I found needs very extensive work done to it and I'm on it.

The Robert Miller family lived in Vermont around the early 1800's.  I was going through the list of children that I have for this family and noticed that very few of most of them have no death dates.  I got checking and found some that died the first 10 years of their lives.  I thought that this is not possible till I remember reading about the 3-6,000 people that Malignant fever wiped out in the early 1800's.  Means my family members were some of them.  I wonder if this played a part of their decision to move out West?  Would be very devastating to have so many siblings pass away and watching friends and acquaintances pass away so quickly as well.  I will do further research on this and see what I can find and post my findings here.

Robison Family line

Got sidetracked, I started going through my family tree, sometimes when I am tired at night, that is what I do, just walk through the different family lines.  I found 2 that need some serious work done to it.  Lots of information on is wrong, places of birth/death.  Can make for finding absolutely nothing which is what it was doing till I changed it.  Very different findings I am finding for my cluster research of this family.  This is going to take some very intense work because I am finding dates and places both wrong on all accounts that I find people have already listed.