Interesting or/ and Famous People

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Yep - I still love this thread smiley

That is really neat Megan about your family really being your family in blood and not just love.

@Megan That is a find you will cherish forever. I too got goose bumps! Really happy for you!!


Amazing story!

I'm related to the poet John Godfrey Saxe on my mother's side... I think he was actually on my mother's mother's side, but don't quote me on that. smiley I've been thinking about buying a book of his poetry from Amazon and seeing if I like any of it since I'm scared to/not allowed to read the books my mother has of his work since they're all from the 1800's and not in very good condition.

Indecently I've also got a Native American in my family tree (on my mother's mother's side) she was the family's 'dirty secret'... my Great Great Grandfather's family didn't want anyone to know... her name was Annettie (my middle name is Annette after her because my Nana misspelled it when she gave my mom her middle name and my mom gave me her middle name, but we're both technically named after Annettie...) She (Annettie) was actually from Canada (so really she was Native Canadian) if I recall correctly... I think my mom has some of her documents. I've heard Iroquois and Mohawk tossed around but I think one is actually part of the other so I think it's possible to be both... if anyone knows which one is a sub-sect of the other I would love to know... also it should be noted that although my Great Great Grandfather's family was ashamed of her pretty much every generation since has been proud to call her ours.

My aunt's cousin is Kellie Pickler according to her grandmother. I also know that my great great great grandmother was a Native American princess in the Mic Mac/Algonquin tribe around New England, not exactly famous but still a cool fact nonetheless!

hi conway tweety was my cousin his real name was harold jenkins my grandmother use to keep him when he was little. smiley

There is no one interesting in my family, but it is sure enjoyable reading your stories. Most of all the two brothers.

Here is a neat story about how my dad's parents met.

My dad's parents we pen pals before they met. My grandma submitted her name and information to a children's magazine that she read and my grandpa also read. In August of 1952 her information was put in the magazine.

In the first letter that he wrote to my grandma he had her name wrong, because the people at the magazine printed it wrong (they wrote Leda instead of ALeda - you can see it near the bottom of the page - Leda Talbot). After they had been writing for a while my grandpa and his mom flew to Utah (from Vancouver, B.C. Canada) to meet my grandma and her family. After my grandpa returned to Canada they continued to write and my grandparents were married on 31 March 1958.

Not really famous or infamous but a fun story none the less smiley

OMG that is just so WONDERFUL! Your grandma is famous...she was printed in a magazine...LOL. Anyway, I am so glad you shared it especially the page of the magazine! What fun!

great Story, Thank you for Sharing, Kelenna. I enjoyed so much.

No one as far as I know. My fiance's family is related to a past US president. I can't remember his name. It's nice to read others stories

I'm not related to anyone famous, that I know of. But both sides of my family are split 50/50 with Irish and Cherokee Indian. My mothers side of the family can be traced back to Ireland, where the family there still has a castle (Which is now a museum).

Kaleeena, it´s a fantastic story.

April, having the castle of your ancestors as a museum, is awesome!

No one famous here, either...but my maternal grandmother stems from Oneida Indian in Wisconsin and I am told on my father's side, that our relatives used to own a piece of land that is now the London Airport. Side mom graduated with Patrick Swayze! Does that count? LOL!

Wow, this is fun!

No one that was ever written down anywhere But I think my Great Grandma was a bad woman cause she up and changed her name one day no papers anything and back then things were different she lived with her fake name till the day she died.

My Dad, who has recently passed away, told me that his mother was related to David Livingstone, the missionary and explorer. I'd love to find out if this is true, and if so, exactly what the connection is.

No famous people that I know of. Good, strong grandparents on my mother's side though. My grandmother is my hero.