I found this Fan Genealogy Chart online and uploaded it to my iDisk for people to download and use. It is a good one for doing longer family trees - if you get to the end, just start a new fan for that person.
I'll come back to geneaology in a little bit, but first just some random stuff.
Paying attention to my dreams, I've come to the conclusion that my recurring places in dreams are normal for me. There have been several other recurring places I've dreamed about since I last blogged on it - different places than those I've mentioned. So my dreams must have a landscape all their own - at least certain kinds of dreams. This morning I woke up from a dream that struck me as odd - I was a junior high music teacher and we were putting on a musical production of Planet of the Apes that I had written. I have no idea why that came up - I haven't been involved in anything Planet of the Apes related recently. When I was in junior high my choir teacher was who I wanted to be like when I grew up. I was really into choir at that time. As for Planet of the Apes, I remember my brother had some of Planet of the Apes comic books that came with 45 records - you would listen to the story on the record while reading the comic book. We had some Star Trek ones too that I really liked as well. Those things were awesome!
I took my nephew to a circus on the base at Fort Carson last night. His sisters were both doing something and he had a free ticket from school and wanted to go out so I took him. We were just a little bit late because he didn't tell me until it was about time to go and we had to get through the gate security line to get onto the base. The circus was the typical cheesy lame stuff I remember from every circus I've ever seen except Cirque du Soleil (which is awesome, literally). And the ticket for me to get in was outlandish at $20 - but my brother gave me the money so I can't complain. Nephew had a good time.
So today for no apparent reason I went through the family charts I could find at my parents' house. A few pieces are missing and may be located later. I'll share what I found, starting with my grandparents - maybe someone will find it in a search for their own family history sometime.
Mom's side - Ralph Gordon Anderson born somewhere back East December 13, 1915 and Frances Marie Andritsch born November 11, 1917 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dad's side - Park Forsythe Beatty born April 5, 1927 Toquerville, UT. Served in Navy WWII in San Diego, and Gladys Marie Allison born 11 25 1924 Fairplay, CO, also served in Navy in San Diego in WWII.
Great Grandparents -
parents of Frances - Josef Andritsch born 1893 immigrated from Fohnsdorf Austria through Ellis Island at the age of 14 in 1908. Went to McCurtain Oklahoma then Elbert County, CO, then Colorado Springs where he was a Coal Miner at the Peakview Mine. Married to Ethel Nancy Cummings (Nancy Ethel Cummings) here in Colorado, born 12 28 1895 in Newport, KY. I
parents of Ralph - Albert Anderson born July 27, 1883 (from Sweden maybe?) and Rachel Guddal born January 21 1892 somewhere in the U.S.
parents of Gladys - Viola May Ooley - of Coffeyville, Kansas ???- family lore says that her mother pulled her off the street when the Dalton Gang shootout happened on October 5, 1892 - Viola was very emotional about it, very angry at the gang for the violence. But that would mean she was a lot older than her husband and I don't know if that's true - maybe the story comes from her mother instead. Gladys' father was Millard Ernest Allison born February 22, 1900 in Tablerock, Colorado (a potato farming community near what is now Black Forest, in El Paso County but close to the Elbert and Douglas county lines). He worked as a shoe cobbler in Leadville, Fairplay and Colorado Springs, and he served in the Navy in WWI. I did find that Millard's dad's brother was married to a gal from Coffey KS - that would be a farfetched connection to the Dalton gang thing but you never know.
parents of Park - Vera Forsythe born June 1, 1894 in Toquerville, UT and Walter Lamb Beatty born July 7, 1892 in Toquerville, UT. Walter was semi-famous in his day - he was a real 'cowboy' who served as a guide for 20 years in Zion National Park and is mentioned and pictured in some books about the park and had several roles as a movie extra, including at least one speaking part, in the films Ramona (1936), The Badman of Brimstone (1937), Drums Along the Mohawks , Stagecoach (1939), Union Pacific (1939), My Friend Flicka (1943), Thunderhead Son of Flicka (1945), Ramrod (1947), Bugles in the Afternoon (1952), Brigham Young (1940), Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949), Red Canyon and maybe more.
Great Great Grand-parents
parents of Josef Andritsch - named Josef Andritsch and Maria Rogi
parents of Ethel Nancy Cummings - Frances A Bryant b. 1887 and Ira George Cummings, b. 7 1 1857 Tobin Township Perry City Indiana, died 1927 in Colorado Springs.
parents of Rachel Guddal - Gabriel Guddal born January 1 1870 in Tonstad Norway and Christina Mydland from ?
parents of Albert Anderson - Anders Petterson born February 5 1848 and Botilda Olsdatter born 3 17 1841
parents of Millard Ernest Allison - Millard M Allison born 10 14 1873 in NC and Nettie Jones
parents of Vera Forsythe - Benjamin Henry Forsythe born 11 18 1868 in Toquerville, UT and Barbara Lamb born 2 17 1872 in Toquerville, UT.
parents of Walter Beatty - John Thomas Beatty born May 25 1869 and Helena Lamb born 10 2 1869, both born in Toquerville, UT. (Helena and Barbara were first cousins.)
Three-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Frances A Bryant - Alexander Bryant b. May 1826 Kentucky and Eliza b. 10 1836 Tobin Township Indiana.
parents of Ira George Cummings - Issiah Cummings b. 2 19 1823 Perry Indiana, and Nancy Butler. (Family history says Ira George Cummings was a full-blooded Osage, but census records do not confirm and it appears to be untrue - maybe it comes from the Bryants or Butlers, if at all).
parents of Anders Petterson were Petter Jonasson Al and Elin. (Obviously, Petter's father was named Jonas).
parents of Botilda Olsdatter were Ola Mansson born 3 21 1810 and Sissa Olsdatter.
parents of Gabriel Guddal - Johannes Aslaksen Guddal born 1 25 1844 in Tonstad and immigrated to the U.S. with wife and kids. Married to Ragnhild Gundersdatter born 6 30 1847.
parents of Millard M. Allison - Thomas B Allison born 10 12 1836 in Burke near Old Fort, North Carolina and Martha Bird Hicks of Burke/Old Fort, NC. Thomas Bird Allison died in 1902 in Elbert, Colorado.
parents of Benjamin Henry Forsythe - Thomas Forsythe born 9 20 1813 in Kelso, Roxburgshire, Scotland and Mary Browett born 6 25 1823 in Bottsford Leicester England.
parents of Barbara Lamb - Mary Hardy Foster born 5 1 1834 in Bradford Essex New York and Brigham or Brighman Young Lamb b 6 27 1833 (Yes if you haven't figured it out yet, the family in Toquerville were all Mormons from the very beginning of the church, continuing today for large parts of the family tree, although I don't know where this name Brigham Young comes from as he was born only a few years after the famous Brigham Young.) born 6 27 1832 in Avon Longton New York.
parents of John Thomas Beatty b 10 24 1845 - Maryann Duffin b 1 29 1852 and John (also Thomas?) Beatty/Batty
parents of Helena Lamb - Edwin Lamb b 12 23 1831 (brother of Brigham) and Elizabeth Hardy b 8 29 1839(sister of Mary Hardy Foster).
Four-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Olsa Mansson were Mans Olsson and Hildegard Persdatter. (Obviously Mans had a father named Ols/Olsa and Hildegard has a father named Pers).
parents of Ragnhild Gundersdatter - Gunder Knutsen born 1816 and Anna Svensdatter born 7 2 1814. (Obviously Gunder's dad was named Knut and Anna's dad was named Sven).
parents of Johannes Aslaksen Guddal - Aslak Johnsen Guddal born 6 20 1802 and Astrid Isaksdatter Liland born 9 12 1802
parents of Thomas B Allison - Moses Allison born 7 15 1805 in Old Fort North Carolina and Susannah ? born 10 10 1806.
parents of John Thomas Beatty - George Batty Jr. b. 8 14 1819 Pilley York England and Encora Woodcock b. 10 15 1822 England - immigrated to US.
parents of Martha Matilda Bird Hicks - Wilson Lee Bird born 4 5 1807 in Burke NC and Rebecca Lyttle b 7 18 1807 in Burke NC
parents of Mary Browett - Benjamin Browett born 1775 in Bottsford/Bottlesford England and Mary Sparks born 3 14 1782 in Bristol Gloucester England.
parents of Thomas Forsythe - Thomas Forsythe b. 6 4 1782 Kelso Scotland and Isabella Jackson
parents of Brigham Young Lamb - Almira Merrell born 6 15 1807 in Hartford, CT and Able Lamb born 3 9 1801 in Rowe Franklin Massachussetts.
parents of Mary Hardy Foster - Samuel Hardy born 9 21 1804 in Bradford Massachussetts and Caroline Bacon Rogers born 9 6 1806 in Noragewalk, Maine.
parents of Elizabeth Hardy - same as those of Mary Hardy Foster
parents of Edwin Lamb - same as those of Brigham Young Lamb
parents of Isaiah Cummings - Uriah Cummings b. about 1780 Virginia and Sarah Lanman born 1779 Derby Caswell North Carolina
Five-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Astrid Isaksdatter Liland - Isak Eilefsen Liland born 1757 and Karen Olsdatter Tunstand born 1759.
parents of Aslak Johnsen Guddal - John Nicolaysen Guddal born 1775 and Berthe Torgiesdatter Guddal born 1773.
parents of Moses Allison - Thomas Bird Allison born before 1755 in MD and Cassandra Bird born 10 3 1760 in Rock Creek Prince George's MD
parents of Wilson Lee Bird - Reverend Richard R Bird b 8 27 1769 in Rowan NC and Elizabeth Westlake born 5 22 1780 in Greenbriar, VA.
parents of Rebecca Lytle - George M Lytle born 11 27 1785 in McDowell NC and Ann Clark born around 1785 in NC
parents of Almira Merrell - mother was Phebe Shepard.
parents of Able Lamb - Aeneas Lamb and Anna Blackmore.
parents of Caroline Bacon Rogers - John Rogers and Rhoda Davis.
parents of Samuel Hardy - Benjamin Hardy and Hannah Brokleback.
parents of Thomas Forsyth - James Forsyth b. 1 18 1756 Nenthorn Scotland and Jean Minto
Parents of Isabelle Jackson - Christian Ladlie/Laidley and Henry Jackson
Parents of Uriah Cummings - Thomas Cummings b. 1750 or 1754 VA, and Sarah Henry b. about 1740 Rocky Mills Hanover VA
parents of Sarah Lanman - James Taylor Lanman b. 1752 Fairfax, VA and Sythe (Seth) Blake Sommers b. 2 29 1756 Fairfax VA
parents of Karen Olsdatter Tunstand - Ole Torgieson Guddal born 1731 and E Berte Halvorsdatter Seland.
parents of Isak Eilefsen Liland - Eilef Eilefson Leilan and Gundvar Olsdatter Tonstand.
parents of Berthe Torgiesdatter Guddal - Torgie Mauritzsen Guddal born 1755 and Tora Johannesdatter Lindeland.
parents of John Nicolaysen Guddal - Kristi Omsdatter Lunde and Nicolai Atlaksen Rosstol born 1733, son of Atlak Nicolaysen Rosstol and Ragnhild Tongiesdatter.
parents of Thomas Bird Allison - Mary, born around 1725 and Benjamin Allison born around 1725 in MD.
parents of Cassandra Bird - Benjamin Bird born 6 13 1775 in Prince George's MD and Elizabeth Allison born around 1735 in Dorchester MD
parents of Reverend Richard R Bird - same as parents of Cassandra Bird
parents of Elizabeth Westlake - Thomas Westlake born 1 1 1755 in Trenton NJ and Mary Bracee born 9 21 1762 in CT
parents of George M Lytle - Captain Thomas Lytle born 6 6 1750 in Rowan NC and Susanah Perkins born around 1752
parents of James Forsyth - Thomas Forsyth b. 10 19 1718 Nenthorn Berwick Scotland and Isobel (Elspeth) Madder b. 11 20 1719
parents of Thomas Cummings - Thomas Cummins b. 1716 VA
parents of Sarah Henry - John Henry and Sarah Winston b. 1709 Richmond VA (sister of the famous Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death".
parents of James Taylor Lanman - George Taylor Landman b. 4 4 1715 and Elizabeth Taylor b. 1712 VA
parents of Sythe/Seth Blake Sommers - George Sommers/Summers b. after 1724
Seven-Greats Grand parents
parents of Benjamin Bird - Thomas Bird born around 1680 in England and Anna Benedictsdottir Stedham born around 1691 in New Castle, Wilmington, DE
parents of Benjamin Allison - Thomas Allison born around 1696 in Charles, MD and Barbara Burch born 1697 in Newport Charles MD
parents of Isobel Madder - dad George Madder
parents of Thomas Forsyth - Walter Forsyth b. 1688 or 1690 in Nenthorn Scotland and Janet Leach of Stitchell
parents of Thomas Cummins- Malachi Cummins b. 1695 Fauquier County VA and Elizabeth
parents of John Henry - Alexander Hendrie Foveran Aberdeenshire Scotland and Jean Robertson
parents of Sarah Winston - Isaac Winston b. about 1680 Hanover VA and Mary Dabney b. about 1676 Hanover VA
parents of George Taylor Landman - William Landman b. 1680 or 1689 Richmond Co VA and Catherine Thomas b. 1680 or 1693 North Farnham VA
parents of George Sommers/Summers - John Summers b. 1687 Maryland and Seth Harrison Lucas
Eight-Great Grandparents -
parents of Thomas Allison - Charles Allison born around 1663 in Charles MD and Elizabeth Posey born around 1675 in Port Tobacco Charles MD
parents of Janet Leach - Ninian Leach and Catherine Williamson
parents of Malachi Cummings - Alexander Cummins b. 12 10 1677 St. Stephen's Parish, North Cumberland Co VA and Sarah Muttoone Great Wicomico Parish VA
parents of William Landman - John Landman b. before 1673 Richmond Co VA and Jane Barrow b. before 1673 Richmond Co VA
parents of John Summers - John Summers died 1702 VA
Nine-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Charles Allison - Thomas Allanson born 10 6 1639 London Middlesex England and Mary Roberts born 1 29 1645 St. Andrew Holburn Middlesex England
parents of Alexander Cummins - William Cummins b. about 1659 St. Stephens Parish VA and Anne
parents of John Landman - William Landman b. 1647 Northumberland VA and Ann b. 1651 Richmond
parents of Jane Barrow - Jonathan Barrow b. 1647 Richmond VA
Ten-Greats Grandparents -
parents of William Cummins - Nicholas Cummins b. 1636 England and Elizabeth Hooper b. 1635 St. Stephen's Parish VA
parents of William Landman - John Landman Northumberland VA and Mabel b. 1618 Northumberland
Eleven-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Nicholas Cummins - Nicholas Comins b. 1602 England and Ellen Elison b. 1610 Hampton Parish York County VA
parents of John Landman - John Landman b. 1600 VA and Mary b. 1604 VA
Twelve-Greats Grandparents -
parents of Nicholas Comins - William Cummyne b. about 1575 London England
That's about as far back as our records go for now. If anyone has any information on Viola May Ooley who married Millard Ernest Allison let me know!