|Greetings to ALL! Hope this finds everyone enjoying opening up this family history tree. It takes alot of letters, photographs, genealogy queries, personal recollection and stories to fill these pages. So I encourage everyone to please keep sending them my way. Hope you find something of interest as you visit. If you don't, then send me something that I can add to it for you to enjoy too.|
My family is very important to me, always has been! Learning about where we come from is something I've always wondered about, but never knew how to find. Now, times are different, and with the click of a button I can find generation and generation of families; my family, your family, our families.
So, everyone, please sit back, relax and click away! Enjoy visiting all of our families. This is just the begining, more will come.
THIS JUST IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, well! Just got the information that the famous Jesse and Frank James are related to me. What do you know about this. They are 2nd cousin, 3 times removed. Now don't get upset, removed does not mean that they are removed! Removed just means that,the two people are from different generations. The words "once removed" means that there is a difference of one generation. So the James brothers are 3 genenerations away from me. They are related to me on my father's side, on his mother's side. I will have the information all written up for you, all you'll have to do is trace it out for yourself. COOL Huh? Thanks Clarence Maupin for helping me out with this one. Just check at the end and you will find a report on Richard Cole and you can trace out how we are related to Jesse James.
Lately I have been working real hard on putting a family book together for the Maupin side of my family. And in doing so I have found several of the Maupin families. It is so exciting to find so many family members, I will be really happy when I get to meet each and every one of you. Just wanted to thank each of you for helping me put this book together and hopefully it will be in your mail box soon. Thanks especially to my Aunt Betty Jo, and her daughters Kathy Jo and Mary Ruth. Also thanks to my cousins, Madge and her sister Garnet for all their help with stories and photos of all family. Thank you to my cousin David's wife Ruth for all her help too! Really thank you to all of you.
I especially want to thank James Dana Hall for helping me get everything started! Thanks alot Dana, hope to meet you some day soon. (You will find alot of great information on the Hall Families on Dana's Web Site, you can click on to this site at the end of my site).Thanks everyone for hanging on with me!
Your cousin, I'm sure
Brenda Maupin Ballard