Well hello everyone, With the help of some cousins I met through this site and others, I've learned a few things since my last posting.I've found out I am decended from: J. Izer b.unknown and Mary Bell b.unknown both possibly from Maryland. Their child was my great great grandfather Nicholas Izer b. 1834 d. 1898 who married (1) Emily Agness Cox b.5/22/1835 in Canada d.1875 in Center Point, Iowa. He remarried (2) Alice Downs 10/3/1880.She died 6/28/1886.Children include my great grandfather Elmer W. Izer b.1858 d.1932 Pasco, Wash.? married Ella Maud Aldrich b.1871 d.1960 Portland, OR. George F. b.6/28/1860 Center Point, Iowa d.1935 HermosaBeach, CA Lafayette b. 1864 Evelyn b.4/12/1869 d.4/14/1952 Mina Emily b.10/12/1874 d.11/22/1948 Billings, Montana James b.unknown There were also 2 children from the 2nd marriage Billy and Bessie who I know nothing about except my great grandfather came and took them West with him as the story goes. One of Elmers children was my grandfather George Franklin Izer b.1893 Sloan, Iowa d.1966 Ventura, CA. married Bertha Regina Fisher b.1895 d.1943 Ventura, CA.Other children include: William b.1891 d.unknown Hugh (Harry) b.1896 d.unknown Elmer Loyd b.1901 d.1967 Portland, OR Arthur Glenn b.1911 d.unknown Emily Agness b.1903 d.1908 Vancouver, Wash. Herbert Charles b.1913 d.1988 Portland, OR area. George Franklin had 3 children: Lawren Franklin (my father)b.10/9/1921 Spokane, Wash. Evelyn Regina b.1923 Spokane, Wash. Dorothy Jean b.1927 Ventura, CA. d.1985 Ventura, CA. Lawren Franklin married Laura Higginbotham b.11/21/1928 Ventura, CA. married 1/6/1947 in Ventura, CA and had 3sons: Kenneth Gene b.1/12/1948 Ventura, CA George Taylor b.7/6/1949 Ventura, CA Larry Allen b.11/8/58 Ventura, CA d.10/20/1978 Ventura,CA. Kenneth Gene married Clara Nell Boynton 4/9/1966 in Oak View, CA and have 2 Children: Kevin Scott b.8/21/1966 Ventura, CA Christina Lawrean b.5/27/75 Ojai, CA Kevin Scott has 1 daughter by Kelly Vandervort: Jade Marie Kevin married Jill Schere 7/4/1963 of Northridge, CA 6/13/1995and have 1 child together: Ryan Brandon Izer b.7/14/1997 Christina Lawrean married Jeffery Denbo in 1995 and had 2 children: Alexis Skylar b.2/13/1995 Ventura, CA Jake Tanner b.7/20/1996 Bakersfield, CA Christina remarried Dr. Michael Bedell 7/9/2000 and Michael legally adopted both children. Ok, I know someone out there undoutedly has some of these same names in their family tree.The family has never gotten too big.If any of the names has meaning to you please let me know.I'd like to take the family tree as far back as possible.