My family moved around quite a bit when I was young. I believe we were on our 14th home when I started kindergarten in Springfield, Oregon. (1970)
|Freeman-Scott Family about 1969/1970|
After a couple more homes in California, our family finally settled down in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1979. I attended Brixner Jr. High, and graduated from Mazama High School in 1983.
I've been interested in family history since I was a child and frequently harassed older folks (related or not) for "stories about when you were my age". I thought anyone older than my parents lived like the families on "Little House on the Prairie" so there were lots of questions about wagon trains and one-room schoolhouses that missed the mark. (But at least it wasn't, "did you ride a dinosaur to school?")
I'm semi-retired now and working on sorting out all the piles of genealogical notes my mother left me... as well as verifying and extending the family history where possible.
My mother's family consists of two lines of SCOTTs - one from South Carolina and the other from the Mid-West.
On my father's side, my paternal great-grandparents are FREEMANs from New England (and possibly Canada).
My paternal grandmother presents a bit of a mystery. On her mother's side there are two lines of ROSS men who, it appears, married LEASE sisters.
On her dad's side... well, she found out the man she thought was her father (DAWSON) was not when she applied for social security at 65. My mom got a copy of her birth certificate and we spent a decade or more trying to figure out who the man (WHITE) listed as her father was. Now with DNA testing, it turns out he was not her father either! So now I'm chasing YOUNGs through Kentucky and back to Virginia.
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