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    Posted: 12-May-2006 at 22:31

Any historical figures you are certain you are related to? Warm fuzzy families from across time?

Heres my fuzzy wuzzy ancestor who I am directly descended from, Phillip Sheridan.  Im quite happy of course given his statements comparing hell favorablly with Texas and his destruction of the south with cavalry.  This is the Irish part of my family and as far as I know he was the first ancestor of mine on that side of the family born in the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Sheridan

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  Quote Maziar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-May-2006 at 23:11

My very first historical relative was "oomba boomba"

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  Quote DukeC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-May-2006 at 16:37
My Great x4 Grandfather Andrew MacAskill was first cousin to the "Cape Breton Giant" Angus MacAskill. Andrew was a tiny 6'8".Wink
 
 
Mockup of 7'9" Angus and Tom Thumb


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  Quote Dampier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-May-2006 at 18:49
I'm indirectly related to William Dampier; http://www.muffley.net/pacific/dampier/dampier.htm
Also possibly related to a raft of medieval nutters.
And related (very convolutedly) to Henry Morgan;
 
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  Quote DukeC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-May-2006 at 20:13
Originally posted by Dampier

I'm indirectly related to William Dampier; http://www.muffley.net/pacific/dampier/dampier.htm
Also possibly related to a raft of medieval nutters.
And related (very convolutedly) to Henry Morgan;
 
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You have some very adventurous ancestors Dampier.
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  Quote Balaam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-May-2006 at 20:21

Im related to Ned Kelly, My dad knows the family line in which we are connected but I dont so he is all I've got to go on.

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  Quote Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-May-2006 at 17:01
The Earls of Delvin and later Westmeath who fought Cromwell and later destinguished themselves at the Boyne

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  Quote JJAnderson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-May-2006 at 17:18
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was my Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather.  
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  Quote Dawn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2006 at 09:43
Anne Seawell of black beauty fame but it is through marriage. She is my husbands great great great aunt or something like that. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Sewell
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  Quote Ponce de Leon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-May-2006 at 21:51
    Well, I really am actually related to the guy I named myself after. Because one of my last names (many last names because in Latin America we try to remember all of them thru marriage) is actually "Ponce de Leon"

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  Quote The Charioteer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2006 at 00:07
Han-Chinese regard themselves to be "scions of Yellow emperor and Fire emperor".
 
My mother belong to the Zhang clan, whos ancestor Hui was the grandson
of Huang Di(Yellow emperor)
 
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Hui is said to be the inventor of Chinese bow, he crushed rebellion of GongGong clan, helped HuaXia civilization under leadership of Zhuan Xu(Hui's cousin) to be dominant in China. His son Diku suceeded Zhuan Xu as leader of HuaXia.
 
My paternal ancestor came from ShanDong province, belong to the Jiang clan, ruling household of ancient Qi
state during "Spring&Autumn".
 
Jiang Shang(Zi Ya)
 
The land of Qi was rewarded to Jiang Zi Ya as fiefdom, whos guardian minister of first king of Zhou dynasty.
 
Jiang Xiao Bai
 
under Lord Huan, Jiang Xiao Bai's reign, Qi state became first chief state during "Spring&Autumn".
 
Wall carving of Han dynasty depicting the Lord of Huan of Qi and his able minister Guan Zhong
 
Lord Huan of Qi(right) and minister Guan Zhong(left) from TV series
 
Yan di(Fire emperor)
 
Jiang clan is the descendant of Fire emperor
 
Wall carving of Han dynasty depicting Yan di(shennong)
 
beside Jiang clan, many other clans regard the Fire emperor as the ancestor too
paying homage to the ancestor Yan di


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  Quote wefone90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-May-2006 at 04:02
I came from the Gao clan, probably related to the Gao Yi or something.
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  Quote Lord Ranulf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-May-2006 at 09:24
Dag Jennssen.......a mercenary Captain fighting for Christain the IV of Denmark in the Thirty Years War......he was killed  fighting in the battle of Lutter (Barenberge)  27 Aug 1626
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Gundmundur Einarsson *1945 ,left his house in kevlavik at march 05th 1992 only to come back 6 hours later....see http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9745

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  Quote John the Kern Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-May-2006 at 13:57
Not any specific people, but my irish tribe is a tribe that raided Britain and Wales in the 5th century, yay im a sea pirate lol , my mums Dutch ancestry is mostly farming, but i trace my line through my father, so bugger the crops lets go raiding
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Jun-2006 at 09:36
my second knee cousin Barbora Kuklova played basketball for St.Joseph/Philly
 
I traced my family back to 1620. They were all farmers, nothing special.
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i think to most central asian it's genghis khan that dude has over 16 milion descendents right now Big smile
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Jun-2006 at 11:22
There is [ i think it's still there] a statue of one of my relatives somewhere in Charleston West Virginia.  A certain Capt. Lee[don't remember 1st name]  He is so honored because of his heroic actions in battle of Gettysburg.  He captured, singlehanded, 136 confederates, armed only with a single shot rifle. [ Anyone see where this going yet? Big smile] So impressed was the Army that they gave him a battlefield commission from priv. to capt. and sent him home a hero to raise another regiment.
 
In truth the man had just been thru horrendous combat and had seen 70% of his unit wiped out and he was headed home! In the process he encountered a group of confederates doing the same thing.  After some fireside discussion it was decided that the only way to keep from getting shot as deserters was for him to take them prisoner. When he objected he was made aware this, was an offer he couldn't refuse.  When the Northern press got a hold of the story it went right out with him as hero. The Army seeing an opportunity to use him as a recruitment tool went along with it.
 
  Story as told by "Capt. Lee" to my Grandfather, ca. 1925        WinkBig smile
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