My Grandfather is your mother's half-brother! Your mother would be my mother and her brother's aunt and you would be there first cousin! Mymaternial Grandfather is William Harold Beardslee Jr, who was born on 12-28-19, in Engelwood NJ (I think). My Grandfather is William Harold Beardslee's eldest son. My Great Grandmother's name was Beatrice Krikpatrick and she was born in NYC on 8/5/00, she died in 1997 at the age of 97. My Grandfather died in 1983 of cancer.
My Mother and her brother's do not know much of there grandfather, because my G-Grandmother left him when my grandfather was about two or three years old. The story that we always were told is that my great-grandmother was walking my grandfather down the main street in there town and she saw Wm.Harold Sr. driving in a car with his arm around her best friend. After that my grandfather had very little contact with his father. My Great-Grandmother would later go onto to marry her former brother-in law Paul Towne (Marion Beardslee's ex husband)and stay in New York, were we all still live.
From what we knew of Wm. Harold Sr.he was an engieneer who later went on to work for the Korean Gov't and he was married a few more times after my G-Grandmother and had more children, we always thought that he died in 1983 a few months after my grandfather passed away. Also we always told that his mother's name was Marion, as well. He went by his middle name of Harold. From the stories that we were told of Harold, he seemed like he was a bit of a ecentric.I would love to hear from you and hear your stories!