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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yet Another Wacky Ancestor

I have posted before about the nuts on my family tree. They're my favorite part of the family tree because I can tell stories about them.

My parents have been working at a family history library for a year or so now, and have unearthed lots of interesting genealogical information. A few weeks ago, I had a message from my mother on my answering machine. It said, "Call me. Have I got a story for you!" So of course I had to call her. She really did have a story for me.

We are related to one James Madison Campbell who lived around 1846. He was a U.S. Marshall, and worked to stop cattle rustlers. According to records, he single-handedly rounded up a band of cattle rustlers early one morning. He shot them all, then settled down to eat the breakfast they had so kindly left behind for him.

We don't just have criminals in our background! We have the good guys too!


At May 29, 2008 at 1:46 PM , Blogger Shelli said...

That's a great story.


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