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Updated July 18, 2007

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Our Dreams


Let be true that we shall find
The country of our dreams
And walk the lands overtwined,
And drink from crystal streams.
The barque that we have set adrift
Is nearly out of sight;
But may our days be not so swift
To savour as we might.
Alone we dwell, just you and I,
And lie upon heath;
Our drooping lids succumb to sky,
And this we sleep beneath.
The meadow and the hill we claim,
The forest and the beach;
The country of our dreams became
A land within our reach.

written by: Terri L. Russell



Hello and welcome to the latest project in my life.


Studying and learning about my family.
How impressed I have been as I stroll along the trails of this adventure.

Each day brings a new meaning of who I am and what I came from.
Oh how we all wish now we had asked questions when our family was alive.

But we never think of asking as we think they will live forever.
Unfortunately my immediate family isn't close at all,
but its still very interesting to learn
of the past and how they survived.


Through this journey, you will learn of the:
Russell's--Jackson's,
Sch-Shaffer-Shafer's--Fowler's




RUSSELL
Definition: A patronymic name derived from the given name "Rousel," old French for someone with red hair or a red face.
Surname Origin: English, Scottish, Irish
Alternate Surname Spellings: RUSSEL, RUSELL RUSSELL


JACKSON
Definition: Patronymic name meaning "son of Jack."<BR> Jack may be a diminutive of John or James, or a derivation of the Old French given name Jacque, the French form of Jacob.
Surname Origin: English
Alternate Surname Spellings: JACKS




SHAFER
Definition: The Schäfer surname and its variations such as Schaefer come from the Middle High German "schæfære" meaning shepherd.
Surname Origin: German
Alternate Surname Spellings: SCHAEFER, SCHAF, SCHAEFFER, SHAVER, SCHEFFER,
SHAFFER SHAFER, SCHAFER


FOWLER
This name is of ancient Anglo-Norman origin, and comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Fugal', meaning fowl.However, most of the Fowlers in America are of English descent.It seems that the early bearers of our name not only pursued the captured wild fowl', but also sold them , for in its early form the French suffix,'ere', <BR>following 'fowl', meant an agent or
dealer.
Old English and early American records carry frequent mention of the name in various forms, such as 'Fouler', but'Fowler' is the generally accepted form.







I am still adding new things as much as possible and waiting on more material and I will add it asap.
I would love to hear from relatives, some I have never met and some I haven't seen in years. Photo's would be much appreciated by snail mail.

 
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