Lately my dad and I have been working on some family genealogy research. My mom and her brother have been tracing her side of the family for years, so since the dawn of time I could tell you that my great^?-uncle was Richard Caswell, the first non-royal governor of North Carolina (we descend from his brother, Benjamin).
But until recently I didn’t know much about my dad’s side of the family, besides the fact that I apparently had uncles with names like “Big Boy” and “Flat” (that’s ok… my mom’s family has my aunts “Wutch” and “Whee-Shug”). But dad and I found were able to trace the family all the way back to my great^14-grandfather arrived on the first supply ship to the Jamestowne settlement in 1608 as a perfumer. Cool, huh?