March 13, 2004

I Had a Uncle Named Matthew

I thought of that opening line to a John Denver song when I looked at my family tree program tonight.

This Matthew was my great-great-great-grandfather's brother, a Prebyterian minister who provided me with lots of distant cousins, most of whom I'll never discover. He'd be 196 years old today.

On my mother's side, it is my great-great-great-grandfather's and great-great-great-grandmother's 176th wedding anniversary. Useless information, you say? Well, if it wasn't for that wedding, I wouldn't be here today.

The more genealogical infomation I have, the more amazing the Providence of God becomes to me. It took a lot of work to get me here.

Posted by david at March 13, 2004 11:55 PM | TrackBack