“He will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the father of a mighty empire.“Chief Red Hawk
This great grandmother, Marie Jeanne Toussaint, blazed a new trail in the New World, and her name survived throughout the generations as one of the founding mothers of North America.
In the 17th century, my great grandparents sailed to New France after leaving loved ones behind in their homeland in France. Although the two did not sail together, they eventually met, married, began raising a family, and settled in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade.
You’re not rich until you have something that money can’t buy.
I was rather disappointed in Gramps and his squash on free speech…
Ann – meaning: Favored, Grace
This grandmother also took a lover, and on the 23 Mar 1676, she had a son, Andre-Jean.
For six generations, family members remained rooted in the county of New London, Connecticut. These families were the early settlers and pioneers of this area. The men fought in the early Indian Wars, while women tended the home fires.
Every time I look at this picture of this smiling girl looking out across the mesa, sitting on an outcropping with her pony, Midge, and her pup, I return home.
When my youngest brother, Danny, was in school, he had to research our family names. When my grandfather discovered the meaning for the surname of Allen, he agreed with the description, for he maintained the Allen men were as strong as a rock and extremely handsome!