A few definitions may help explain what is displayed on the following pages.
Here we have used two basic types of displays to help you understand our family tree.
The first two are Jerry's and Kathy's ancestors trees. Ancestor
trees (sometimes called "pedigree" trees) show the family roots for any individual. For example, if you created
your own ancestor tree, it would show your two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so forth.
It would not show your aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or cousins. As you can see, the tree grows in size by doubling for
each generation. For the sake of space we have only shown birth and death dates. In many instances we have much more information
about the person than this, so if you have some particular interest and want more information, please contact us. We are willing
to share what we have and can supply the data in various forms and formats.
The second set of pages are decendant trees. Descendant trees show
where everyone fits in the family. Starting with a relative in the distant past, a descendant tree moves to
the present, showing the primary individual's children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on, generation by generation.
These trees show the ancestor that is the farthest back the we currrently have. That person is number 1. Each subsequant
generation is then numbered sequentially. All generations are dispalyed up to the mid 1900's.
On these pages we will provide information about who we are and perhaps
something about who you are. Some of this you may know or remember and some of it may be new to you. What we have recorded
here is for you, and your children, and your children's children to read, remember, and relive.
One other thing you
should know. Most of the information on this site came from sources other than ourselves. Some came from talking to relatives.
Some came from researching public records and taking field trips. The largest part came from other contributers, just like
yourself, that knew or had something recorded about the family. Some had already done a great deal of good solid research.
Some had it already recorded in various forms and locations. This then just becomes a display and repository of that information.
Without the help, cooperation, and contributions of many of you, these would be blank pages. To all of you that have contributed
and worked on this data, we thank you from the depths of our hearts. Future generations will know of you and us because of
the work we have done. This is what you see recorded here.
Finally, this is a work in progress. It will never
be finished. We won't even get close! You can help. Please alert us to mistakes and corrections. Please let us know if you
have any information that should be included. And remeber, this is just the public display. More information than this is
kept in our master database. We have over 4100 names and it keeps growing.