Thursday, June 16, 2005

Intro to Our Family Heritage

This Blog will contain the stories of our ancestors. We will post vignettes from the lives of our progenitors, photos of them where possible, and links to other Internet resources about their lives, and their geneology.

We are in the process of collecting burial information for these ancestors. We will post photos of their headstones as we visit local cemeteries, along with instructions on how to find their graves within the cemetery.

We will create an alphabetical index links in the sidebar of each ancestor featured on this blog.

We may also build links to genealogy and family history resources available on the web as well.

Both my wife and I come from a rich heritage. Our ancestors have been instrumental in the establishment of the Church, and the settlement of the American West. We also have ancestors who came to America starting in 1620, and who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Now our children inherit the heritage from both of our family lines: From pilgrims on the Mayflower, to Revolutionary War Veterans, to the earliest members of the church (both in the United States, as well as in Great Britain), to hearty pioneer forefathers who crossed the plains in covered wagons and even handcarts, to soldiers who marched with the Mormon Battalion - on both sides of the family. One ancestor who fought on the Union side of the Civil war. Our children's ancestors helped build both the Kirtland and Nauvoo temples. They marched in Zions Camp, at Hauns Mill they were shot at, and some died. They helped settle many areas of the intermountain West as pioneers. Another ancestor was a timekeeper for the Union Pacific Railroad, and was present at the driving of the Golden Spikewhen the first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah.

We have a rich heritage in the church, and as Americans. It is our responsibility to teach our children of their heritage. They must know of the sacrifices which have been made to make this country, and to build the Kingdom of God on Earth. That is why we stop at little the cemeteries along the way. That is why we tell them their stories, and record them for future posterity.


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