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My maternal 7th-great-grandfather Henry Holstein Sr. was born 29 Mar 1694 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony to Matthias Claesson (born in the Duchy of Holstein--now the German state of Schleswig-Holstein--and the place name became the surname for his descendants) and Catharina Mansdotter (daughter of Finnish immigrants), married Sarah Evans (daughter of Welsh immigrants from Llanbister, Radnorshire, Wales) circa 1715, had 4 children with her, moved to the Virginia Colony with his family in the 1740s, and was last recorded in 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia Colony (his date of death is unknown). He was a laborer and a farmer.

My maternal 8th-great-grandfather William Brown Sr. was born 29 Mar 1659 in Podington, Bedfordshire, England to Quaker minister Richard Brown and Margery (née Moye), married Dorothy Presland, had 1 son with her, emigrated to the Pennsylvania Colony in 1682, widowered, married Ann Mercer 1 Dec 1684, had 6 children with her, widowered, married my 8th-great-grandmother Catherine Williams 10 Apr 1699 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Colony, had 3 children with her, settled in William Penn's Nottingham Lots in Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony in 1702, widowered, married Mary Mathews 29 Oct 1711, had no children with her, and died 23 Aug 1746 in East Nottingham Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony at the age of 87. He was a Quaker minister, mill owner, and farmer.

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My maternal great-grandmother Gladys Annette "Nette" Sanders (née Gatchell) was born 28 Mar 1883 in Mifflin Township, Wyandot County, Ohio to laborer/farmer (later a grocer) Phillip Moore Gatchell and ex-teacher Florence Ada (née Kelley), moved with her family to Center Township, Smith County, Kansas circa 1884--to White Salmon, Klickitat County, Washington circa 1891--and to Fruitvale, Yakima County, Washington circa 1899, married Canadian-born laborer (later a police officer) Robert Neil Sanders 4 Jul 1902 in North Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, had 9 children with him, went blind in the early 1920s, widowed in 1942, died of a stroke 20 Jul 1957 in Yakima, Yakima County, Washington at the age of 74, and buried at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima. Religion: Christian Science.
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"The justified fear of Trump’s future actions blinds progressives to even the most recent American history, with the actual victims of the Obama or Clinton administrations suddenly rendered nonexistent and the great history of black and working-class struggles made a mere adjunct to calls to rally round corporate liberalism."

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"With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, gun sales have dropped and the stock of publicly traded gun manufacturers like Ruger and Smith & Wesson plunged as much as 30 percent...The exception: African Americans, religious minorities, and LGBT people are buying guns and getting licensed to carry to cope with their increasingly hostile surroundings."

I'm listening to two of my favorite Yes albums back-to-back: The Yes Album from 1971 and 90125 from 1983. Both were the first albums to feature their respective guitarists as members of Yes (Steve Howe on the former, Trevor Rabin on the latter). One was pure prog rock, the other more mainstream rock, but both were very good, and the late Chris Squire's bass was the glue that held both albums together (along with Jon Anderson's soaring vocals).

I tracked down some interesting information about my maternal 4th-great-grandfather Peter Neil Sr. of Aboyne Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Before he married my 4th-great-grandmother Barbara Abel in 1799, he had a son William out of wedlock with Jean Henderson of Newhills Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Peter acknowledged William as his son at the baptism in 1798 and gave him his surname, but for whatever reason Peter didn't marry William's mother, instead marrying my 4th-great-grandmother a year later. I'm sure there must have been a story behind it that's been lost to the ages.

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My maternal 2nd-great-granduncle Alfred Newton Crawford was born 26 Mar 1831 near Corryton, Knox County, Tennessee to farmer Hugh Caldwell Crawford and Catharine (née Mynatt), moved to Clayton, Hendricks County, Indiana with his family in 1836, orphaned in 1841 after his parents died of yellow fever, married Louisa Jane Brown 21 Jul 1853 in Morgan County, Indiana, had 2 children with her, was a private in the Union Army during the US Civil War, widowered in 1884, married widow Hannah Isabelle Moon (née Snodgrass) 12 May 1885 in Hendricks County, Indiana, had 2 children with her, died of nephritis 2 Apr 1916 in Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana at the age of 85, and buried at Stilesville Cemetery in Stilesville. He was a blacksmith and farmer. Religion: Baptist.
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I'm sold. This will be a fun film.
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