|Born and raised in Indiana.|
I was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana with my mom and dad and brother David. At age 11, my parents took in my friend Ruth Irene Clark-33799 as a foster child. We had fun taking vacations and road trips. My mother had Type 1 Diabetes since her childhood. It was hard on all of us. She had anger issues too. My parents put us kids in private Christian education in middle school. I loved it. Ruth left our home at age 16. I was devastated, but couldn't blame her. I carried on.
After graduating from Grace Baptist School in South Bend, Indiana in 1979. I attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina in their music education program with a piano proficiency. I enjoyed my year there immensely. With no more money, I left for home and worked in a screen printing factory for 4 1/2 years. I met my future husband at a new church my parents transferred to. Paul and I were married in 1984. I moved to Elkhart, IN and we started our life. We have three children, which I stayed home to raise.
When our youngest was four years old (1996), I got a part-time job at our local public library. i loved it. My manager at the time, encouraged me to go back to college and get a degree with my dusty credits in tow. At age 39 (1999), I enrolled at a local community college. 4 years later (2003), I graduated with high distinction with a Bachelors Degree. I was also working full-time at the public library too. A lot on my plate, but I loved doing it all. Things went down a dark road at the Public Library in 2000 when we got a new Director. She was the serial bully of all time, though I was naive and had no idea what that was. I started feeling bullied and harassed for my high morals, ethics, and Christianity. Things really got ugly when I complained about 2 known sexual predators (1 patron and 1 staff member) in 2002 that the Library Board chose to ignore. I found out through my manager that the Board hired him on purpose in the 90's after he was fired from the public school for sexual harassment! Despicable! The Board, Managers, staff, and patrons bullied me relentlessly for the next 6 years trying to force me to leave. The bullying escalated to outside the workplace also, because everyone knows everyone in our town. I was naive about the evil real world and workplace bullying, but learning about it as I dealt with its ugly reality. I was ruined completely when the Board found a loophole in the Patriot Act and had a judge put my name on the National Watch list. What a horrible thing to do to an innocent American. This decision has ruined my life forever. I suffer daily with its reality. This decision also filtered into my church, causing me to be ousted, shunned, and unwelcome by all. Smh still! One thing that is on my side is the fact that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, knows the truth and He will set me free. I kept years of documentation and detailed diaries of truth that I hope one day will reveal the truth of workplace bullying in America. I have a blog about it and use my Facebook page to expose these mobster bullies to try and get my life back that they methodically dismantled without blinking an eye. Here's my story... http://pollyannaspalace.blogspot.com/2014/08/blasts-from-past-elkhart-public-library.html
My life is so boring, since I am not allowed to work or volunteer, or worship anywhere etc., that I am depressed most of the time. A social butterfly by nature, I feel like I am in a prison 24/7. Because of a gag order with hefty fines and imprisonment threats attached, my family is NEVER allowed to discuss my plight either, forever. Validation would help me immensely, but it never comes. Many times, I've wanted to die, but instead, I plug myself wholeheartedly into my family tree research and DNA testing my relatives with gifted kits. Honestly, I have been interested in my family roots since the late 1970's when I was a teen. In 2003, I loved the use of the internet to further my research. I am "DebraPolly" on Findagrave, Ancestry and other sites. My relatives are posted here and on Ancestry, FamilySearch, FamilytreeDNA, GEDmatch, MyHeritage, etc. as well, so I can find more information about my ancestors from others searching the same lines. Some people like to lie about my family origins and say I have no proof, but I have all the records I need of my forebears to prove who I am. Records are posted in Ancestry.com's Facts on my Genealogy Family tree.
For years I've been interested in DNA testing and January 2017 I took the plunge with Ancestry DNA. Since then I've tested with more companies, hoping to find more cousins and help break through my Hughey brick wall especially on my DNA Family Tree. I have been gifting DNA kits to my relatives to help me do just that. It is only a matter of time until the pieces of the family tree puzzle are all put together. I look forward to that day! Have fun climbing your own family tree! Shake those branches and let the nuts fall out! Don't fret if you find any skeletons in your closet, make them dance! :)
Debbie Hughey Parsons DNA test results (updated 12-23-19):
Ancestry DNA says I am: England, Wales & Northwestern Europe - 76% Ireland and Scotland - 15% Norway - 6% Germanic Europe - 3%
FTDNA says I am: • West & Central Europe - 60% •Scandinavia - 24% •British Isles - 15% •North & Central America - <1%
MyHeritage DNA says I am: Northwestern European - 99.5% •English - 71.6% •Irish, Scottish, and Welsh - 23.4% •East European - 5%
Living DNA says I am: Great Britain and Ireland - 98.5% Southeast England - 26.7% South Central England - 25.3% South Yorkshire - 9.9% Cumbria - 5.5% Northwest Scotland - 5.4% North Yorkshire - 5% South England - 4.6% Cornwall - 3.3% Lincolnshire - 2.8% Central England - 2.6% Southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland - 2.5% Ireland - 1.8% East Anglia - 1.7% Northwest England - 1.4% Europe (North and West) - 1.5% Scandinavia - 1.5%
23andMe says I am: •British & Irish - 41.7% •French & German - 38.8% •Scandinavian - 1.8% •Broadly Northwestern European - 17.2% •Broadly European - 0.2% •Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean - 0.1% •Unassigned - 0.2%
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