Most of you know "Cousin Jim".Newcomers have probably seen my "foot-tracks" in the records. Hi, everybody.
I'm going to be 86 later this year; and time is running out for my continued effectiveness in the ongoing genealogical work on the Fly and related families. This won't affect the work already "in the can" (as the movie-director says); but I am no longer able to pursue a line of reasoning to a reasonable conclusion. (memory-retention time has grown short.) - In the past this ability to HOLD and CO-ORDINATE has been a valuable asset and, you might say, talent or "gift". It has led me to offer hypotheses and conclusions that so far have stood up under test-of-time scrutiny. I am thankful for the insights that have allowed us to "see" the family-picture and understand how it MUST be seen if we expect to make any sense of it at all in the BIG picture.
The TWO Jesses are neatly placed. Jeremiah Nicholas is placed. William, jr and wife Peggy, with sons John amd Aaron, are placed. George Washington, sr. and jr. are placed under one of the Jesses. There is now a good foundation in the BIG PICTURE for the future work to build on, as the availability of data comes into hand for succeeding generations to build the record on. I am pleased to have had a hand in this work.
I will continue to enjoy being "in the loop" when you find something new and are good enough to share; but I beg you NOT to think ill of me if my present and future mental limitations keep me from respomding as I have since 1958 when I started work on the project by taking over Marian (Prescott) Brown's work and subsequently her files, a gift of her son Prescott Brown.