Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia

“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Martha Clark McMillian

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

I have been working on my family tree again today and yes this is what I did all day. The exciting thing that happened is that I found the parents of Martha Clark , which is my great-grandmother. There was no record of her family in the 1990 family tree. I discovered that she had other siblings as well. This is the beauty of researching the family tree, and there is still so much to do to get this all together. I made several calls today to family members to solicit their help on this monstrous task and all is willing to help. We all have children and believe it to be important for our children to know their family history, to know the people of whom they have descended, and discover how far their family spreads throughout this country.
Knowing who you are and where you are from gives one a sense of pride, a sense of belonging and that foundation is necessary for one to stand tall in who they are.
We always wish that we had asked all of these questions when we were young and listened to all of the stories. There are some families that tell their children their family history whether they want to hear it or not. When they are older and understand the importance of passing on this history, these stories, these children start to pass them on to their children. I don't have a picture of Martha as of yet, but I am hoping as I talk to the many descendants, that someone will have one that has been passed down somewhere in this family.


Send Comments

0 comments:

Post a Comment