Monday, May 27, 2019

Kids: First Picture Together and Most Recent

Mark's Marine boot camp graduation
Escape room
See any changes?  Names not included for privacy.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

How I Am Related to William Shakespeare

Yes the real William Shakespeare.  It is not a direct line, but it is pretty darn close because he shares the same grandparents with my line. 
My father's mother i Melissa Shaw, whose mother is Melissa Ann Atwood whose mother is Mary Sophronia Barber, who is the daughter of William Perry Barber, the son of William Barber, the son of John Barber, who is also the son of a John Barber, the son of John Drake Barber, the son of Ruth Drake, the daughter of John Drake II whose mother is Lettyce Shakespeare the cousin of William Shakespeare.  Henry Shakespeare, father of Lettyce is the brother of John Shakespeare and their parents are Richard Shakespeare and Abigail Webb.  Now I think that is pretty cool.  This is from Family Search.  William Shakespeare was born in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England in 1564.  He passed away in 1616 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.  He was married to Anne Hathaway.