Monthly Archives: April 2011

Phenomenal Women

I come from a long line of formidable women, ladies with hearts of gold and spines of steel. Some of my ancestors—many generations back—were not only influential with their families but also commanded societal respect. Leaders and visionaries, these women were forged of a “stronger stuff” than many females of their eras.

More recent female family members have also possessed this deep strength tempered by an infinite grace. Although their actions and decisions affected fewer people than some of our forebearers, their example and perspectives have greatly impacted and influenced me. Despite the fact that a decade or more has passed since these inspirational women have died, they still guide me. Not even death can diminish their presence.

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Political Connections

Because many of our kin resided in this country long before the American Revolution, my husband and I have several politicians as direct ancestors and distant cousins. Four direct ancestors who were also statesmen are Colonel Francis Thornton, Colonel William Fleming, John Hanson, and Charles G. Ardinger.

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