Greetings on the eve of the third millennium to all you fellow twigs on this giant St. Elizabeth family tree, whose roots are all so intricately intertwined.I 'm a latecomer to your fascinating ungoing conversation, and may be able to throw a pale light on some elements.
By now you may have already found the links with Major Lot Bent but I discoverd him some 10 years ago on a trip to St. Elizabeth. His wife was Tintin , but so far no surname for her ( a slave,ao arawak ?) . However our cousin Clifton Bent from Seaview is a wonderful custodian of Bent family lore.This obviously includes the Falconer connection which is rife in our family tree.I will soon have more details from him. Herewith a rough sketch of what I know so far: (See Bent forum for main deatails if interested)
David Nathaniel Bents's wife, my Granny, was Emma Julia Wright, so Fausteen, we are connected everywhere we turn : true St. Elizabeth scions. Gloria & Lois Falconer are my cousins though I dont yet know exactly how. Maybe one of you experts out there can tell me . Gloworm, please enlighten me..
Last, but not least. None of you seem to have mentioned the Powells of Powell Town. But I'm sure you all know that General (Gulf War) Colin Powell, George W. Bush's Secretary of State is our cousin too. Whocan come up with the missing pieces of the puzzle ??? Bush claims he (Colin) even has indian (i.e. amerindian ) blood. And it seems Pedro Plains and Ballards Valley were the last bastions of our arawak would-be ancestors??? Please keep me posted !