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The Morgan and Allied Families

The Morgan and Allied Families (ISBN10: 1456489593; ISBN13: 9781456489595)
ISBN13: 978-1456489595
ISBN10: 1456489593

Summary: A skillful dexterity with piles of raw material and fidelity to the facts dominatesEdward Haynsworth, Jr.'s account of the banks of this river of history. Adults becomeinfants and the dead live again as the story of these families unravel. Small tales ofnarrow escapes and young love, transcriptions of historical texts and personal letters,images of the very people who began the epoch that continues today, this bookuncovers footsteps on a long journey.Haynsworth follows the lineage of his materna
l ancestors back six generations so thathis family and future generations can know the people who decided their destinies.It is a privilege of the blissful to live not knowing that their present is a marionetteattached to the past. Like an amnesia patient, we forget that our ancestors decidedour current condition. Someone made the choice to move to the New World, toraise their children in the Deep South, to marry a certain kind of man or woman,to be a certain kind of person, to push their children toward education, etc. Onechoice determined what language Morgan's would speak English.The journey-which chooses our parents, their occupation, their education, theirsocial station, even how well they love us-starts before us and will end after us.We now have a few moments to influence the path traveled and history made. ThisMorgan genealogy documents a family origin and will help individuals locate theirdestinies.
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Summary: A skillful dexterity with piles of raw material and fidelity to the facts dominatesEdward Haynsworth, Jr.'s account of the banks of this river of history. Adults becomeinfants and the dead live again as the story of these families unravel. Small tales ofnarrow escapes and young love, transcriptions of historical texts and personal letters,images of the very people who began the epoch that continues today, this bookuncovers footsteps on a long journey.Haynsworth follows the lineage of his maternal ancestors back six generations so thathis family and future generations can know the people who decided their destinies.It is a privilege of the blissful to live not knowing that their present is a marionetteattached to the past. Like an amnesia patient, we forget that our ancestors decidedour current condition. Someone made the choice to move to the New World, toraise their children in the Deep South, to marry a certain kind of man or woman,to be a certain kind of person, to push their children toward education, etc. Onechoice determined what language Morgan's would speak English.The journey-which chooses our parents, their occupation, their education, theirsocial station, even how well they love us-starts before us and will end after us.We now have a few moments to influence the path traveled and history made. ThisMorgan genealogy documents a family origin and will help individuals locate theirdestinies....show less

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Publisher: CreateSpace
Year Published: 2011
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