Re: OT Re: Genealogy (was: Conlang fluency survey)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 0:56|
My dad hails from Buckhannon, WV. My mom from an even smaller town: Thomas, WV.
On 1/22/08, firstname.lastname@example.org <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> > [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of ROGER MILLS
> > In 1911 my great-grandfather (1831-1929) self-published a
> > family history
> > that took the Mills line back to a man born in 1744--
> > probably from Wales,
> > but that's uncertain. I've ried to follow his work up, but
> > with little
> > success, and haven't done much for several years. GGF's mother
> was a
> > Westfall (Dutch), and on-line research reveals that that
> > family has been in
> > the US since the mid-1600s. And they were a prolific lot, one
> > branch in NY,
> > the other (mine) in what is now W.VA. Unfortunately their
> > favorite names
> > were Cornelius, Abel and John so it gets a little
> > confuzzing......But a
> > totally fascinating study.
> I too have a paternal line that leads to WV. My grandfather
> came from a place called Nutterville. I once drove up there
> just to see the place, it's little more than a point on a map
> along a long unpaved road.
> > I grew up in South Dakota amongst mostly 2nd/3rd generation
> > Scandanavians
> Where? My Dad was born there, but moved around WW2.
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>