ABOUT ME & MY FAMILY & MY
I was born in 1953 in Takoma Park, MD at the Washington San. I attended schools in Rockville
and Silver Spring. I currently live in Kensington, Maryland a suburb of Washington D.C. with a
wonderful, understanding husband, Jay, our son Matthew, and our Labrador Retriever - Taylor. My
two other sons, Scott and Doug both have fled the coop a while back.. I became a grandmother on
September 12, 2006...a beautiful baby girl, Addison who is just awesome and so much fun!
On May 22, 2006 I suffered an aneurysm and Subarachnoid
hemorrhage. I was flown by helicopter to Washington
Hospital Center where I underwent a surgery called "coiling"
to stop the bleeding. A week later I had to have an
angioplasty. I was in the hospital for three weeks, two in ICU
and apparently just hooked up to everything. But I am really
very, very, lucky. I know I am here because of my first
grandchild. That thought kept me going and so did the love I
have for my family and friends, genealogy community included!
I have a few family photos I'd like to share
I have been researching my family ancestry for well over twelve years. My maternal line goes back to
Jamestown, VA (Chewe). My paternal line (Jones) may be as far back, but I am at a BRICKWALL with
Nathaniel and Judith Jones. They were found in Westmoreland County VA as early as 1650. Need to find out
where they came from!! If anything looks familiar to you please let me know. I love meeting new cousins!!
My other Jones line has been found in Washington DC as early as 1850...though I know that William Butler
Jones was born in Maryland around 1824. I'm just stuck with the Joneses! Help!
MY BRICK WALLS
Mary Ollie Clark(e) was born near Knoxville TN in 1868. Her father, Edwin Reuben Clark died in 1880. His
first wife, and mother of Ollie, Mary Ann Sessler died in 1873. His second wife, Eliza Alice Trent died in 1884. I
think that Ollie went to live with her sister Abbie Bell Clark Hoss, wife of Elijah Embree Hoss, a Baptist minister.
He did perform her marriage to my great grandfather but I'm stuck on where they went. Oh well, one day I'll find