THE LINDSAYS - AN OVERVIEW
Perhaps the first Lindsays to arrive in Ireland in the "plantation" scheme were the Scottish "Lindesays" of Kingswark, near Edinburgh who took over a grant of confiscated O'Neill property in Tullyhogue and Loughry in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1611. Thomas Lindesay and his sons Bernard, Robert, and Thomas started a 7 generation lineage, the property of 2,100 acres and extensive manors and structures finally being sold upon the death of Lt. Col. Joshua Lindesay in 1893.
Our Lindsays, from Scotland or England, ended up in Sligo, one of Ireland's 32 counties. About 40 x 40 miles, Sligo has 41 civil parishes, at least 4 of which were historically occupied by Lindsays. Drumcliff is where most of the Sligo Lindsays lived and may be where the first Lindsay settled in Sligo, perhaps as far back as the early 1600's, but certainly by 1665. There were 2 families headed by James and John Linsy in Drumcliff, Ballynagalliagh townland listed in the Hearth Money Roll of Sligo that year. A payment record to Samuel Lindsay within the O'Hara estate in 1692 is the next oldest record, followed by a 1705 Sligo land purchase by the Lindsays of Mayo, and James Lindsay's name on a 1720 religious petition and a 1729 survey both in Ballysadare Parish.
The Parish of Drumcliff has 83 townlands. An Irish townland is a small farming community separated from others by hedges, roads, hills, streams, etc. They may be as small as 45 acres, as big as 900, but average perhaps 200 or so Irish acres. Drumcliff Parish is 17,038 statute acres which is about 26 square miles, 5 miles by 5 miles, where everyone knows everything about everybody. The population of Drumcliff in 1837, near the peak years of Irish population density, was close to 14,000. It had only 2,784 in 2002 showing a loss of 64%, one of the most depopulated parishes in all of Ireland. Unlike the Carsons who left before the famine, our Lindsays left Ireland after the famine.
In 1901 the name Lindsay was the 19th most common name in Drumcliff, Barber the 21st. Compare this to the Lindsay name today being the 225th most common name in N. Ireland, 131st in Scotland, 149th in Jamaica, 234th in New Zealand, and 527th in Canada.
In the early to mid 1700's to at least 1911 Lindsays clustered mainly in a clump of adjacent townlands in central Drumcliff a few townlands northwest of the original Lindsay townland of Ballynagalliagh. These included Cooldrumman, Ballygilgan, Mullaghnaneane, Lissadill, Cashelgarren, Downowney, Rahelly, Gartarowey, and Carney. Lindsays also farmed in other Drumliff townlands, but one has to remember that Drumcliff is a Parish, which basicially means everyone that lives in it attends the same churches, RC or COI, in our Lindsay's case the Drumcliff Church of Ireland. The other townlands included Tully, Cregg, Doonierin, Creaghadoo, Drum, Ardtermon, Doonally, Kilsellagh, Ballinphull, and Gortnagrelly.
The next records for Sligo Lindsays are found in the Elphin Diocese 1749 religious census. This comprehensive census didn’t cover all of Sligo, but it did cover Calry and Drumcliff parishes and the town of Sligo. It’s valuable information because it shows every Lindsay household in Drumcliff at this time.
All of these 1749 census Lindsays - Robert, George, David, Walter, John, Samuel, and David would have been born ~ 1690-1720, and one of them may have been Jack Lindsay’s great great great grandfather. If so, our ancestor of the 1749 bunch would have been George, David, David, or James.
There were no Lindsays in Mullaghnaneane in 1749, a townland that became well populated by Lindsays by the late 1700's, possibly including our direct ancestors. In 1749 it was completely occupied by Roman Catholics. In Bunanally, (s/b Bunavally), a Mullaghnaneane neighbourhood, there were only Greggs: 2 Williams, and a Hugh. (It should be noted there was at least one Lindsay RC family in Sligo in the early 1800's, quite likely the result of a male Lindsay converting at the time of marriage, or a reconstruction of an original Irish/Gaelic name, i.e., O'Loinsigh, to Lindsay).
In 1749 George "Blear" [Blair], a cooper, lived in Ballygilgan, the same townland as George, David, and James "Lyndsay". George had a wife and 2 kids under 14 and 2 over 14, all protestants. George would probably have been in his mid 40's with a DOB of around 1705. His kids would have probably married between the years 1765-1785. A child from one of these earlier marriages was probably Mary Blair's father. Mary Blair married Andrew Lindsay. They "could" have been Andrew's parents.
The oldest Sligo Lindsays we have death records for are these Drumcliff cemetery burials showing year of birth on the left. The ones born before 1749 would have been numbered in the 1749 census. Walter, Samuel, and Andrew below were almost certainly the children of Robert, George, James, and/or the 2 Davids that had children in 1749. This is perhaps as accurate a genealogy we can make of these old Drumcliff families:
1739 - Anne Lindsay - December 26th 1813 - 1739 - 1813 - 74 - Cooladrumman 1740 - Walter Lindsay - May 24th 1810 - 1740 - 1810 - 70 - Drumcliff 1741 - Samuel Lindsay - July 22nd 1822 - 1741 - 1822 - 81 - Drumcliff 1746 - Andrew Lindsay - February 15th 1824 - 1746 - 1824 - 78 - Drumcliff 1750 - Moses Lindsay - January 30th 1835 - 1750 - 1835 - 85 - Ballygilgan 1751 - George Lindsay - October 27th 1811 - 1751 - 1811 - 60 - Drumcliff 1752 - John Lindsay - April 30th 1828 - 1752 - 1828 - 76 - Drumcliff 1755 - Thomas Lindsay - November 9th 1836 - 1755 - 1836 - 81 - Ardtarmon 1755 - George Lindsay - June 7th 1840 - 1755 - 1840 - 85 - Mullaghnaneane
UPDATE: This overview was written under the assumption that Andrew was the son of Andrew Lindsay and Mary Blair, but this information is probably incorrect.
See the Story: *** Andrew Lindsay - From Killoran or Drumcliff? for the latest finds regarding who Andrew's father was.
Andrew Jr. born in 1824 married Ann Payne at the Drumcliff Church of Ireland and moved to North America in 1867. Andrew Jr. ended up farming near Shelburne ON in the vicinity of other Lindsays, including his uncle and aunt William Lindsay and Ann Barber.
We know Andrew Jr.'s children were born in Coolaney, Killoran. He was living in the town at the time and probably working as a revenue policeman. Paynes appear to have settled in Sligo later than the Lindsays, perhaps in the early 1800's.
William Lindsay (perhaps spelled "Lindsey") and his wife Ann Barber were born at the end of the 1700's. All their known children were born in Sligo. William too probably came from Killoran Parish. He farmed with his sons and beside his nephew Andrew in Mono and Mulmur ON near Shelburne. Originally it was thought Andrew was a son of William by the proximity of their farms and suitable ages. We have since found this information to be incorrect.
Wm., Ann and their children, all unmarried, appeared to have arrived in Canada in the early 1860's. At least two of William and Ann's children did not make the journey to Canada with them. One remained in Ireland, and one moved to Australia, but 4 made the move to Canada, as did their nephew Andrew Jr. who followed about 6 or 7 years later.
They were living and farming near Shelburne in Mono Township, Dufferin County, Ontario April 1871, the Cdn. census enumeration date. None show up in the 1861 Cdn. census or any other pre-1871 Canadian document other than the death notice for George Lindsay, son of William and Ann (Andrew's cousin), in which was written he arrived in Mono in 1861 after living in Brantford for about a year when he would have been 11 or 12 years old. A US census listing Thomas and George shows his arrival in the US as 1859, the earliest documented North American presence of our Lindsays we've yet uncovered.
We know for certain Jack's grandfather Andrew Jr., arrived in New York June 1867 from Cobh Ireland (Sam stated they left from Liverpool, but this is unlikely even though the ship's journey began in Liverpool, it stopped in Cobh on the way), on the SS Helvetia with his Irish wife Ann Payne and all his children, including his eldest, 10 year old Samuel, Jack's father. Andrew and family lived in Binghamton, New York, for 3 or 4 years working on the Susquehanna Valley canal project, ostensibly for money to establish a farm in Ontario. A US stopover may have been the pattern for all William and Ann's children, even William and Ann themselves.
Samuel and his future wife Mary Sturdy met in their teens, Mary two years older. Their families farmed almost adjacent properties in Mono. Sam and Mary married and worked their own farm first in Mono, then in an adjacent ON township called Melancthon raising 9 children, Jack being the 6th. The Melancthon farm was about 3 miles north of Shelburne and is now a campground.
In 1910 at age 21 Jack moved to Saskatchewan, a common occurrence in the early 1900's, but most of our Lindsays remained in ON. Jack lived in his father's new house in Shelburne for a few years before making his westward trek. He homesteaded with his younger brother Samuel and his older cousin John James Lindsay on a section of land south of Moose Jaw (John James, a cousin, had the southern 1/2 of the section, and Jack and Sam 1/4 each). Jack, Sam, and their sister Rebecca Adeline lived together in the town of Moose Jaw and probably worked their land patents from there, Jack working part time for Beaver Lumber. Their homestead was earned in 1913.
Young Samuel died from diphtheria in 1914 at the SK home of his brother-in-law James Jelly, husband of his sister Mary, presumably in Jack's arms. Jack quickly gave up his homestead and that same year he moved to Rossburn to open a new store where he lived and worked for 4 years before starting his war service in 1918. In 1919 he returned to Rossburn where his lumber yard and his fiancée, Alice Mae Carson were waiting for him.
Jack and Alice's father Robert Carson may have met through the Oddfellows started in Rossburn in 1915. Robert was a charter member, and Jack was one of the first members. A companion organization was formed for the women in 1918, Alice Carson a charter member.
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THE STURDYS AND DEWSBURYS - AN OVERVIEW
We've managed to research the Dewsburys to ca 1570, the Sturdys back to the 1700s. The two families were associated for generations in an area between Hull and York in Yorkshire East Riding. Both our Dewsburys and Sturdys left a town called Holme Upon Spalding Moor in 1851 and moved to York County Ontario.
Jack Lindsay's grandparents on his mother's side were Henry Sturdy Sr. and Rebecca Dewsbury, both born around 1830 in HUSM. Henry, a tailor, arrived in Canada between Mar. 30, 1851 and Jan. 12, 1852 joining his parents and siblings in York County, ON. Other than travelling alone it's the same scenario for Rebecca; same time window, same destination. They were married in Canada sometime before July 1855, the date of the birth of their daughter Mary Sturdy, Jack's mother. It's possible they were betrothed in England.
The two newlyweds made London Ontario their home but their wedded bliss was short-lived. Henry, Jack's grandfather died in 1857 in the famous Hamilton train wreck leaving Rebecca alone with 2 toddlers: Mary, Jack's mother, and her brother Henry Jr. In 1861 Rebecca married again, this time to her cousin Isaac Dewsbury, bringing her 2 Sturdy children into the union. She had 8 more children with Isaac.
Isaac and Rebecca and family ended up farming in Mono Township and eventually moved to Collingwood where they lived out their lives. Rebecca's daughter Mary Sturdy met Samuel Lindsay in Mono in her teens. They were married in 1878.
THE CARSONS - AN OVERVIEW
The Carsons are a complicated bunch. We've gone back to ca 1760, the Ballaghameehan, Leitrim birth of Mollie Carson, William's probable aunt. 1788 was the birth year of William and Ann, William from County Leitrim, and Ann from Fermanagh. We've found documents and DNA links that show Wm's parish was Rossinver in northernmost Leitrim. He and his relatives lived in the neighbourhood of Ballaghameehan, in the townlands Lattone, Derrinahumrick, and Tullyskeherny, at the southeast edge of Lough Melvin. Records from the early 1800s are sparse. There were few Carsons in Leitrim, and were only 8 lived in the entire county in 1911.
However there were (and still are) a lot of Carsons in Fermanagh suggesting that William's family originated there. Many were located just over the Leitrim border in Parishes named Inishmacsaint, Belleek, Templecarn, Cleenish, and closest of all Devenish. William's wife Anne was from Fermanagh, as was William Carson, son of Johnston Carson, who married Sarah Carson, Sam Carson's daughter who ended up in Whitewood SK. At least 1 of the "5 brothers" of Leitrim also lived in Fermanagh before moving to Ontario.
(There exists some verbally transmitted information that Wm. was from Armagh. This is incorrect. The 1851 census for Holland, Grey, ON, various documents, and DNA evidence clearly show he and the associated Carsons of Grey County were from Leitrim, a small county that experienced a huge drop in population due to the famine. Part of the story also says Ann Trotter and Sam Carson were married in Ireland - also incorrect. We have proven our relationship to other Leitrim Carsons via DNA and documents).
Our Carson’s first Canadian camping spot was probably Simcoe County, in the townships of Tecumseth and West Gwillimbury Bradford, and perhaps the drawing card was James Trotter, the Leitrim lad who arrived before the rest, settling first in West Gwillimbury before 1837, and moving to Tecumseth before 1844 where his daughter Ann lived when she married Sam Carson in September. From William Wark's obit we have his arrival in Gwillimbury in 1839, so Margaret Carson may have been the first of our Carsons to land in the new world.
(James Trotter’s impetus for choosing the area could well have been his acquaintance with the original settlers of these two townships: Robert Armstrong, Lewis Algeo, and Thomas Cooke, all Leitrim natives. The Algeo family were particularly well known around Manorhamilton, some of them were merchants in the town, and others were farmers in Cloonclare, Killasnet, and Rossinver Parishes. Our Carsons came from the Ballaghameehan neighbourhood in Rossinver Parish which is about 7 or 8 miles from Manorhamilton, and were also probably acquainted with these families).
John Carson’s daughter Sarah Ann was born in W. Gwillimbury in 1841, as was Jemima, Thomas Carson’s daughter in 1843, followed by Sam and Ann’s marriage.
(Derby, Grey was another one of the original settling spots. William Wark and Margaret Carson’s first 2 Canadian-born children, Catherine and Elizabeth were born in Derby in 1843, and 1844. Mary Ann Carson, daughter of Robert Carson of Leitrim was born there in 1843).
At least 6 of William and Ann's adult children moved to Canada, and at least 3 were married in Ireland before embarking: Margaret, Jane, and William P. It is possible some of William and Ann's children stayed in Ireland or immigrated to other countries. The Trotters too were from Leitrim, and their townlands were not far from the Carsons farms near the southeast end of Lough Melvin. In fact the Trotters' church, the Manorhamilton COI was occasionally used by our Carsons. There's a good chance the Trotters and Carsons kept in touch and met up again in Canada.
Our Carsons were closely associated and intermarried with other Irish families in Canada. These include Vennards, Whites, Warks, Murdocks, Moggys, Dobsons, Pages, Trotters, Manders', McInstrys, and confusingly, other Carsons (Marriages between cousins were common.) The Vennards are particularly connected, but we have no evidence showing Carson Irish family connections other than the Trotters and Warks before arrival in Canada.
We have a written arrival date (1911 Cdn. Census) of Margaret Carson's son Thomas Wark showing he was 5 in 1841 when he arrived in Canada, presumably with his parents; our earliest record of Carson presence in Canada. Born 2 years later was Thomas's sister Catherine Wark, the first Canadian Carson birth we know of. The earliest census listing Carsons is 1851 (Canada's 1st census, Jan. 1852), showing many of them living in Holland township when William and Ann were 64 years old.
Another early record is Samuel Carson's May 26, 1849 patent grant of a 50 acre piece of Crown land in Sydenham Township ON, the same day his father-in-law, James Trotter was granted a patent on an adjacent lot.
Old William's son David was a tailor which suggests at least he lived in a town, probably Manorhamilton. However David may have learned his trade in Canada (David's tailor trade was shown on the 1861 and 1871 censuses. It looks like David was living in Owen sound town in 1861 with some tailors, and was either learning or plying his trade there). Old William listed his trade as weaver in one ON census, and likely farmed and wove flax on the side in Ireland, like 1000s of others.
With their burgeoning families it's quite likely the Grey, ON Carson clan was running out of affordable farms for the new generation hence most of the Carson families left Ontario primarily to homestead in Saskatchewan, many in the Whitewood area. A few settled in Manitoba. (Old William and Ann apparently died in ON, although we have no death records or definite dates). This again contrasts with the Lindsays who mostly stayed put in ON.
It was written that the impetus for the rest of the Carsons to leave Grey County in ON was due to the report that James brought back from his visit with his brother-in-law William and his sister Sarah in Rossburn, MB. This is probably not accurate because there were Carsons in the west long before them. We have evidence that Thomas Wark, the son of old William Wark and husband of Margaret Carson, arrived in the Portage la Prairie area in 1872, 2 years after the formation of the province of Manitoba and a decade earlier than Robert Carson and his group arrived. Ann Carson and John Wark also settled in the RM of Portage la Prairie in the High Bluff area in the mid 1870's, hence there is little doubt that stories of the west percolated through the Carsons since the early 1870's.
One interesting note is that William Carson and his cousin/wife Sarah Carson, Robert's sister, were the first Carsons to settle in the Rossburn area before the large group of Carsons moved via train to MB in the early 1880's. Most of these, including William and Sarah themselves, ended up going further, finally settling in the Whitewood SK area.
All of Samuel Carson and Ann Trotter's children left Ontario: Three ended up in Manitoba: 1. Ann with her husband John Wark settled in Portage la Prairie area, 2. Robert and Eliza Hampton settled in Lone Tree MB, and 3. James and his wife Margaret Page settled in the Portage la Prairie area. Six children settled in SK, all in the Whitewood area along with Sam and Ann themselves: 1. Mary Jane and her husband Robert Vennard, 2. Samuel Jr. and his wife Sarah Page, 3. Sarah Carson and her husband Wm. Carson (who, as mentioned, settled for a time in Rossburn), 4. William Reid and his wife Martha Johnston, 5. Barbara and her husband Daniel McPhail, and 6. John Johnston and his wife/cousin Annie Manders.
One of Sam and Ann's sons, Matthew Sr. and his wife Jane Dobson, settled in Alcona County, Michigan with a number of Vennards. Matthew died young and his children moved back to ON, and onward to SK. David, one of Samuel's siblings who apparently stayed with old William until he died, also moved to Whitewood.
Of particular pertinence to our genetics was Robert Carson, Alice's father and the son of Samuel Carson and Ann Trotter. His twin David was engaged to be married to another Holland, Grey, ON resident, Elizabeth Jane Hampton, but he died at age 26 and Robert ended up marrying her. They became the parents of Alice and the others after moving to Rossburn to farm in 1882 with their toddler Horace.
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THE HAMPTONS - AN OVERVIEW
We've traced our Hamptons to Leicestershire England with records from the mid 1500s. Christopher Hampton, born in Calais, headed the English Church in Ireland in the early 1600s, and his brother Francis settled in Kilmore Parish, Armagh in that time. Francis may have been the original Hampton of Kilmore Parish from which all others descend.
Our Hamptons left Kilmore Parish for New Jersey probably early 1850s. Joseph Hampton and his wife Martha Brown Gilmer (possibly Gilmour or Gilmore) made the trek from Ireland, probably accompanied by Joseph's brother William. Their brother Edward also ended up in Ontario.
We know Joseph lived in NJ in the early 1850s, and arrived in Ontario between the years 1854 and 1857. He probably worked in New Jersey in an attempt to save money for a farm in Canada, or perhaps he was just following his nose. Joseph's brother William lived in New York City in 1855, and he too ended up in Ontario. Edward was a phantom. We have very little on him.
Paraphrasing Alice's notes… The Hamptons came from Ireland and settled in New Jersey in the 1840's. However for Joseph and family it would have had to have been close to 1849 because Joseph's youngest son John was born in Ireland August 1848, and William Jr. was born in the US Dec. 1853. They were not recorded in any 1850 US census. It's probably more accurate to say they arrived in the early 1850's, just after the famine.
Again from Alice's writing, Elizabeth was born in New Jersey in 1857 and the family moved to Canada when she was still in a child to Sable [Sauble] Ontario, near Owen Sound. This is not accurate. Elizabeth was born in Ontario, probably in West Flamboro Township, Wentworth County near Hamilton. (According to the death record of Joseph's son John, they arrived in Canada in 1860 when John was 12 years old. This document is probably not accurate as Eliza was born in Canada before this date but it does lend credence to her US birth).
By the 1871 census when Eliza was 14 (and listed as born in ON), the family was living in Egremont Township, South Grey County, and by 1881 Joseph and Martha were farming in Holland Township, the home of the Carsons, by which time Eliza was married and living with Robert on their own Holland Township farm.
Before marrying Robert, Eliza was engaged to Robert's twin David who died at age 26 in 1875. She and Robert moved to a farm 5 miles south of Rossburn Manitoba in 1882 with their infant Horace and raised their family there. Alice was their 10th child.
• At least 2 Hamptons married Greenaways, one being Eliza's sister Martha. The Greenaway familes were large. Also originally from County Armagh, Ireland, they immigrated to Ontario and many left there to homestead in Manitoba.
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PHOTOS WE NEED
1. We want to include every photo that anyone has of Jack and Alice. We are particularly lacking photos of Alice and Jack as children to young adults.
2. Photographs of Alice and Jack's siblings and parents, uncles and aunts, and grandparents, from childhood to death. There are a lot of glaring gaps here. We have only one photograph of Horace Carson, for instance that doesn't even show what he looked like.
3. Negatives of the old black and whites. I wonder where they are. Are they are lost forever?
4. Relevant and old photos of Eleanor, Blair, Bob, Garf and their families, including photos of, Gwen, Helen, and Mary, and Ann.
5. Representative photos of the grand children, and great and greater grandchildren of Alice and Jack.
Note: Mona/Clayte and Sheila are pretty much done. A good portion of Blair/Gwen, and Garf/Ann are on site. We especially need more photos of Bob/Helen, and Bob/Mary including their kids, and any photographs of Eleanor.
INFORMATION WE NEED
1. Personal information and photos of any of the old families.
2. Many of the photos on this site include questions in the notes, particularly date information. When you're browsing and see a question you know the answer to email Ray.
There are over 4000 photos and documents on this site. One of the easiest ways to view them is to go to "Photos", then "Index" and choose whichever album you want, and view the photos and documents within it.
However, if you want to see all site photos and documents of a specific person from all the albums, (even yourself), scroll to the bottom of the index page, click on the person's name, and go from there. Photos from all albums will be shown. You can also do this from the tree or family views. The photos will be displayed in chronological order.
You can also choose "Photos" "Slideshow", and then specify the album you want to view within the drop-down menu. The main advantage of using the slideshow function is that photos are maxed out in size.
Certain things have become clear:
1. Our site is centred on the immediate families (parents, siblings, and offspring) of John Andrew (Jack) Lindsay and Alice May Carson, with secondary emphasis on their ancestors, and lesser emphasis on their grandchildren, and great, and great-great grandchildren.
2. Our site is a photo album and a genealogical resource.
NOTE RE: SCANNING: If you're scanning photos and documents, or having them done, adjust size for files in .jpg format to finish with 3 or 4 megs each. This will make certain that we are getting the maximum resolution/size for our site. Tiny photographs should be scanned at max dpi, larger ones less. Intermediate bit depth is fine. The site can take up to 10 meg files, but only displays them at about 3 megs.
Gordon Andrew and his wife Maureen Eldridge continue to help us with the Lindsays and Newtons of Dufferin County, supplying information, some great old and new photos, and new research. Thanks Gordon and Maureen.
Rick Carson has helped us out with some of the descendants of Robert Carson, particularly Horace and he continues to do so. Thank you Rick.
Scott Whyte has graciously provided us with information on his family who are associated with the Carsons.
Beth MacDougall is related to us on the Hampton/Greenaway side. She's helped us with some stories and shared her research into the families.
We've gotten all kinds of good information on the Hamptons and Greenaways from Sharon O'Shaughnessy and her Ancestry website. Thank you Sharon!
Met Cathy White via a DNA site where we found we shared some genetics. We connected and she turned out to be another great Carson researcher. We've filled a lot of blanks, found lots of errors, etc. thanks to Cathy.
David Greenaway has provided us with info. about his Greenaway line. Thanks David!
Sharon Washburn has shared her information on the Sturdys and Dewsburys with us, and continues to do so. She lives in S. ON and does some digging at the Dufferin Museum. Thanks Sharon.
Susan Page is an endless resource and a tremendous researcher who has given us all kinds of info. on the Carsons, Pages, Vennards, etc. Thanks Susan.
Dale Moggy has helped us with the Moggys. Thanks Dale.
Donna Jelly has provided us with a lot of information, photos, and has even done work on photographing grave markers in the Shelburne and Whitfield cemeteries. She's been a HUGE help, and she continues to be.
Heather Pye has provided us with photos and information on her family, her grandparents being Dick Pye and Annie May Lindsay, Jack's sister. Thank you Heather!
Bill Phillips in Ontario has provided a lot of information on the Ontario Lindsays. Thanks Bill!
Marlaine Brown has provided lots of info. on the Carsons as has her mother Sylvia Carson. Marlaine has also done work in Ireland on the ground for us.
A HUGE thanks goes out to Kathy, who sent Ray CD's containing over over 100 photos and documents. Some of these are family treasures. Also thanks to Nadine for providing a lot of the information, and their Dad Garf for submitting to relentless questions.
Kathy has also done a great job inputting a lot of information about her Mom and the Knievels, including a small bio of her mom. She's also done a great job with her own family. Thanks Kathy!
Rick has given Ray carte blanche on all his albums, including Alice's personal album. A fantastic collection of photos. Thank you Rick!
Tim and Randi rooted around in Gwen's albums and came up with some good ones. Tim even scanned them, put them on a CD, laid out a nice list of photo descriptions, and mailed the lot to Ray. Bonus! Thanks Tim and Randi!
Another big thank you goes out to Marni who used her credit card to upgrade our site to a Deluxe one. This means we can input all kinds of information, photos, people, events, stories, etc.
Also thanks to rest of you who've helped by providing information, joining, giving suggestions, encouragement, etc.