We asked our audience who their notable relatives were. From actors, to inventors, authors and religious leaders, listen in as our guests share their most notable relatives.
Brian Harris, from Bucks County, PA is related to James Harvey Garrison (1804-1876). Garrison achieved many things during his lifetime, including writing many books that are still in print today.
Derek Doran Woods of Massachusetts, is descended from the Pilgrims and is related to Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863), who is credited with writing “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” also known as “‘T’was the Night Before Christmas.”
Melissa Frank of North Dakota is related to the artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970) and Joseph Smith (1805-1844) the founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saints Movement.
Linda Slate of Oregon is related to Nathaniel Porter Slate (1853-1946), who invented the farm combine that was later purchased and mass produced by Hugh Victor McKay. Also Nathaniel’s son, Thomas Benton Slate (1880-1980) who developed mass produced dry-ice, and also an airship called a dirigible, similar to a blimp.
Ed Preston, of Bucks County, PA is related to the actor, Walter Wright Williams (1908-1988). Williams was an actor and producer, and worked on the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ with Clint Eastwood.
Websites mentioned in this episode include:
Mid-Atlantic Germanic Genealogical Society
The Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ
The National Genealogical Society
The Bucks County, PA Archives
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