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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Question On Validity
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 22:35:49 -0000
This is particularly salient:
| Our much earlier census data is a great help, as is our
| widespread land ownership during 18th and 17th centuries.
| The fact that I descend from what is known in the Maryland
| State Song as 'Northern Scum" is helpful as well
| -- southern courthouses didn't fare nearly
| so well as northern during "The Late Unpleasantness."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." -- Attributed to Edmund Burke [1729-1797]
Sol Disinfectus Optimus Est. Peccatoris Justificatio Absque Paenitentia,
Legem Destruit Moralem.
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your philosophy." ---- William Shakespeare [1564-1616] The Tragedy of Hamlet,
Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene V, Line 166-167
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""Carpenter, Charles"" <> wrote in message
| One frequently hears this kind of thing from Europeans. And understandably
| so -- the English Civil War isn't the only barrier. It's damn hard to get
| that far, or so they tell me. As for we Americans, I'm probably not
| atypical: I know all 32 people at the ggggfather level (parents of the
| generation who participated in the American Civil War), and indeed all 64 at
| the next generation back. Only 122 in the following, despite some pretty
| substantial effort. Our much earlier census data is a great help, as is our
| widespread landownership during 18th and 17th centuries. The fact that I
| descend from what is known in the Maryland State Song as 'Northern Scum" is
| helpful as well -- southern courthouses didn't fare nearly so well as
| northern during "The Late Unpleasantness."
| I haven't counted lately, but I have hundreds of known ancestors alive at
| the time of the English Civil War -- all of whom were living in North
| America. Obviously records from some of their communities have fallen victim
| from time to time to the odd fire over the years, but nothing like the
| systematic destruction in areas where the American (and I would suppose,
| English) civil wars were fought.
| Now of these, only the smallest handful can be traced more than a single
| generation in Europe, and only 2 emigrants are known descendants of Edward
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