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i found out i have a famous relative!

Post by MetalRage » Nov Sat 15, 2008 7:24 pm

I found out i have a famous relative from 1847-1917! Heres an article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bill
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Post by elizabethswann » Nov Sat 15, 2008 7:45 pm

That's awesome! How are you related to him?

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Post by agingerbugg » Nov Sat 15, 2008 7:48 pm

That's cool. About twenty years ago, my mother's aunt traveled all over America and Europe to track my mom's side of the family. I have the book she compiled and in is the deed and bill of sale from the original family homestead. I think that is kinda cool. Would love to take a trip someday to Jersey to visit it. Here is an article about it.
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Post by MetalRage » Nov Sat 15, 2008 8:01 pm

elizabethswann wrote:That's awesome! How are you related to him?
hes my great grand fathers cousin
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Post by js3901 » Nov Sat 15, 2008 8:54 pm

ever hear the term "Scorched Earth" policy or the quote "War is hell"? what about the burning of Atlanta as seen in the final scene of Gone with the Wind? if not, I'm sure you've heard of the March to the Sea... anyways, what I've getting at is this: I'm related to William Tecumseh Sherman. he's a great great great Uncle. and, as such, I am also distantly related to Roger Sherman who is the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution and is one of the original Founding Fathers of the USA. I'm not sure exactly how distantly related or what relation (uncle, cousin, grandfather, etc) I am to him, however...
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Post by Soarin08 » Nov Sun 16, 2008 9:53 pm

Awesome!!

I'm descended from William Clark (AKA Lewis and Clark). My great-grandmother's great aunt or something like that. My mom knows, but I'm not gonna ask at the moment. :wink:
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Post by sherabby » Nov Mon 17, 2008 8:33 am

That is neat! My son's best friend at school's parents are cousins of Abraham Lincoln. My son wouldn't believe it and he had him mom tell him that it is true.
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Post by bamato » Nov Mon 17, 2008 8:45 am

I'm not really proud of my family history honestly :( My grandfather was the gambling boss in downtown Chicago and was one of Capones drivers for a while I believe. I guess the good side is my dad got to meet a lot of cool people and get signatures and pictures with them. :)

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Post by MetalRage » Nov Mon 17, 2008 12:12 pm

sherabby wrote:That is neat! My son's best friend at school's parents are cousins of Abraham Lincoln. My son wouldn't believe it and he had him mom tell him that it is true.
oh man that must feel awesome!
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Post by abrcrmbegrl20 » Nov Mon 17, 2008 4:13 pm

I'm related to Hazel Court. She's my Grandpa's cousin. You can see her if you go to Sci-Fi at Hollywood Studios. She was in Devil Girl from Mars. She just passes away earlier this year.

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Post by horizons1 » Nov Mon 17, 2008 5:14 pm

This is a fun topic.

My great grandmother's great aunt was Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton.
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Post by Soarin08 » Nov Mon 17, 2008 8:24 pm

sherabby wrote:That is neat! My son's best friend at school's parents are cousins of Abraham Lincoln. My son wouldn't believe it and he had him mom tell him that it is true.
Wow!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!
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Post by wdwannabe » Nov Fri 21, 2008 3:00 pm

Nothing in my closet....that I know of.


But, wow to those of you who have some sort of well known people in your family! Do any of you have memorobilia?
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Post by casrin » Nov Fri 21, 2008 3:12 pm

Huh, cool :)

Our highlight was just finding for sure when relatives came over from Ireland, to later end up in Kentucky USA. Heh!
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Post by js3901 » Nov Fri 21, 2008 11:11 pm

unfortunately for me, any memorobilia that may exist is in the hands of other reletives whom I have never met (or met when I was very young so I don't remember them).
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