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News Regarding the Genealogy Treasure Hunt of Marsha Hanson-Smith

Unravelling The Fabric of Time...

In my search for buried treasures, I have discovered that I am the great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Hannah Boone, the sister of Daniel Boone. I wonder why I did not know this as a child. I felt so inadequate when my friends, Patty and Barbara, bragged about being related to Stephen Foster, a famous songwriter in the 19th century. I remember singing many of his songs as a child, including, “Oh! Susanna” and “Swanee River” among others. Alas, no bragging for me!

I have recently learned that I had a great-great-grandfather from the Isle of Magee in Ireland, Patrick Magee. It was this bit of information that got me started on my journey into genealogy since I am currently living in Ireland. I also have a great-grandfather from Denmark, Jens Hansen, and a great-grandmother from Germany, Agusta Voss and another from Denmark, Mary Franklie, wife of Jens Hanson.

Pennington Research Association is a fantastic resource. I found so much invaluable information regarding my grandfather’s ancestors on his mother’s side on their site. This is also where I learned of my connection to the Boone family, but I also discovered they have my grandfather's date of birth listed incorrectly and so is my grandmother May’s maiden name. On the other hand, I seem to be the only descendant of George Hanson who is actually doing family research! It is a small family, after all. He only had 3 sons, who then had only 5 daughters total. Just to set the record straight, and because I must begin somewhere, his birthday was in March and not in October and he married May Norton and not May (Mae) Church!

I'm not sure where it will take me, but I shall continue my path through the lost and forgotten memories of my heritage…