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MARIAN HILL OF LOS ANGELES, CA

Updated July 27, 2001

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MY FAMILY IS A TURE AMERICAN FAMILY COMING FROM MANY PLACES. THEY WERE IRISH, GERMAN , FRENCH, NATIVE AMERICAN , ENGLISH & SCANDANAVIAN . THEY CAME FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT ARE LISTED IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. I KNOW LIFE WASN'T ALWAYS EASY,BUT THEY MADE A GOOD LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND THIER FAMILIES.THE EARLIST NAMES I CAN FIND ARE BARNETT ,CARNAHAN AND LAVENDER FROM THE CAROLINAS AND VIRGINA.MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM B. BARNETT MARRIED ISABELLE CARNHAN. THEIR ELDEST CHILD THOMAS KENDELL BARNETT WAS MY GRANDFATHER FATHER.THOMAS K. WAS A JUDGE IN MISSOURI..GRANDFATHER DIED IN MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. MAY 3,1962.MATHEW HENKES MY MATERNAL GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME FROM GERMANY, HE WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER WHILE HIS WIFE MARY ENGMANN WAS THE FRAMER AND MID-WIFE.MY MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS WILLIAM E. BARNETT AND MARY HENKES MARRIED IN 1914 IN OREGON. TOGETHER THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDERN. MY MOTHER MARY-DELL BARNETT MARRIED DONALD HILL DURING WWII. THEIR MARRIAGE DIDN'T LAST LONG, BUT THEY DID HAVE ME.WITH THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER I BEGAN TO SEE MY AUNTS AND UNCLE GETTING OLDER AND FRAIL.I WANT MY GRANDCHILREN TO KNOW WHO THEY WERE AND WHAT THEY DID. I WANT MY GREAT AND GREAT DOWN THE ROAD GRANDCHILDERN TO KNOW WHERE I AND THEY CAME FROM. WHAT A GOOD WORLD THEY COME FROM AND WHAT AN ADVENTURE THEY WILL HAVE IN THE FUTURE.IT WILL NOT BE EASY, IT MAY EVEN BE FUN.IT WILL BE LIFES GREAT ADVENTURE.

 
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