At this time in my life I have six great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild is a not-too-distant possibility. I also have several great-great nephews and nieces – perhaps even a great-great-great. At times it become a bit confusing.
One point of this is to mark the relatively brief history of the United States. My grandfather Jordan was born in 1841. His grandfather, my great-great grandfather, was born in 1750, Thus a few generations of my family cover the entire span of our American republic.It is a sad fact is that I know very little about my ancestors. I chastise myself for not talking more to my father about family. I learned almost nothing from him about my paternal grandfather or grandmother or those who had gone before. It’s also true of my mother and her family. That is one reason I started this blog. My children will certainly know a lot about me and their grandparents. I trust they will pass it on.