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Branches in the wind Still standing here together One more storm to weather We'll get through it yet So we're gathered here Holding on to each other To let go of another one we won't forget Now as we say goodbye To one of our own We may be lonely But we're not alone Though the leaves will fall And the tears will flow May it always comfort us to know The family tree will always grow Father down to son, mother to daughter Thicker than water, we are made of this From the Earth we rise To the Earth returning We'll keep a candle burning For the ones we'll miss And when we say goodbye To one of our own We may be lonely But we're not alone Though the leaves will fall And the tears will flow May it always comfort us to know The family tree will always grow It's stronger than the wind can blow The family tree will always grow. The Story Tellers: We are the chosen. My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family and you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, I tell the story to my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Richard Gere, Anna Mary Robertson, JOHN HOWLAND, George W. Bush → George H. W. Bush, Alexander 'Alec' Baldwin, Humphrey Bogart. Actor. Joseph Smith. Mormon founder and leader, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Famous poet. President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, and Winston Churchill are all descended from brothers of Mayflower passenger John Howland. Elvis Aaron Presley, Lisa Marie, Presley, PRICILLA BEAULIEU, Roy Orbison, President Thomas JEFFERSON, President James Earl Carter, Willie Nelson, President Franklin Pierce, HEATH, Sarah Louise Is Palin, Ran for Vice President 2008 President JOHN F. KENNEDY 1917-1963 Isaac Shelby, First Governor of Kentucky, Fifth Governor (1812) of Kentucky, President Theodore ROOSEVELT, President Abraham LINCOLN Please take the time to read more about my family located on this page. Our family did help to build this United States and I am proud to be a part of it. "Daniel Kenneth Winkel" Family Historie of the Winkels given by memory, by Hendrik Winkel Short history given by memory of Hendrik Winkel and written by his wife, Everdina Van Ojen. This history has been typed exactly as written by Grandma Winkel with no corrections in spelling or punctuation. According through records received of the Archive in Assen capital of the province Drente in Netherland, the Winkels resided in Ruinen close by Meppel. This Ruinen was noticed for its yearly horsemarkets in connection with a carnival or kermis. We find the Winkels in Huogeveen, Meppel, and some other places in Southern Drente during the 16th, 17th, 18 and 19th century. When people lived along a 400 years in the same locality, we would think it quite easy to obtain their history and records, but this is not the case. While Netherland is crowded with people and its area size is about 1/6 of Utah. Drente is not a big province and due to the poor condition of the soil wich was mostly full of peet, the people do not live so close to each other as in some of the other provinces. While some of the people here in America talk of Holland as a country, Holland is only one of the provinces, wich are: Triesland, Groningen, Drente, Oreerysel, Gelderland, Nood Brabant, Leimburg, Tueland, North Holland and South Holland. It is very interesting to read about this low country wich belongs to the Delta of the river De Ryn. The struggle with the sea, wich often changed the country and take away years of labour. In 1935 the inhabitants of Nederland amounted to 8.392.026, wich increases each year with about 100.000 more. Their history tells us that during the glacier period, this Netherland was above the sealevel but through the melting of the ice the sea rose gradualy, and when the Englisch Channel or Street of Dover was vormed sand and gravel were washed and formed later. What you know today the dunes, wich started a protection from the sea and later when Netherland was settled became the dykes as protection along with the dunes. Of course all this was in the long ago historians tells us about 5000 . . . We find that the Netherlands people belong mostly to the people of North Europe wich in early days came down the rivers to find new locations to settle. Special so in the North part of Netherland and even till this day that is noticeable. Of course, in the stream of time they became mixed with others as wel. Drente as one of the North provinces, has on the East this German border, and during their wars part of it belonged to Germany and part of Germany was sometimes Dutch territory. During those contention special in 1500, and during the Reformation churches with recoreds were burned. We are told by Prof de Boe that the name of Winkel is of German origin and means corner were bussines was transacted. We have found that the name of Winkel gos back from Father to son till 1685. When Albert Koerts and wife Margjen Arends had 5 children with Koert Alberts as oldest son who was my gr. gr. grandfather. Albers . . . is not recorded with the name Winkel but his oldest son is recorded with it. Reasons for this were given later when the Winkels were called Voorhees in part of 15 and the whole 16th century. The records in Assen show that transaction later. The Winkels became Schippers and lived on the rivers, and when a child was born it was recorded where they happened to be. This makes it difficult to find complete families. Sometimes to distinguis one Winkel from a other the name Schipper was added. My father was born in Hoogeveen and worked with his father as ship carpenter, building litle boats and did repairwork. There were 2 other children were we have record of there may have been more, but records were poorly kept in Drente. We even find children recorded as born no name, no sex. We keep on trying to find what we can but sometimes it is impossible to find the right connection. No pictures are available to place in this record. My father was Uddich, tall, and early matured. His father died when he was 12 year old, and he had to help to earn a living. He had very little schooling but was able to make poems for many occasions could repair clocks and played many musical instruments without a knowledge of music. Moeder was un dochter van Thys Stad en Grietje Alberts van Basten born 29 Dec. 1841 in Nyeveen Drente. Ten children were born from this union drie deid when small. Father helped to build the big bridge over the river. Yoel in Deventer, it was quite a struggle to find work. Wages were low in that part of the country then sickness came wich lasted a long time. My mother deid 2 Feb.1894. Deventer and Father 6 weeks later 15 April 1894. Flue and pheunomia made a end of their suffering. My brothers and sisters who were older than I worked out with a jonger brother was home. We had many tables wich I sold on market days so I could buy my own clothes. When father and mother deid, the furniture was sold and I had to find a other home. This I found in a offer to become schipper wich would gave board and a place to live with a little money besides but because it was winter and schips would not go out til Feb. I had to find something else for abut 2 months. I became a bakershelper wich job also gave me board and room and a little money. I liked this work and did not want to change this for living on the water as schipper. When my work was finished I went to a organisation for youg man and learned to recite and entertain. I worked in different bakerys in Olst in Deventer in Enschede in Amerongen were I almost started a bakery then I went to Holland to Oudshoorn were I made with board and room $3.00 a week. I was always interested in Churh work being raised in the churh of Calvin and in Oudshoorn there was a desire for a jong people songchorus. I helped to organise this bought them a organ and started a recitation club. It was there that I became acqainted with my wife. By that time I was 23 years of age and lucking around for setting down. I longed to start a bakery of my own, but did not have much money to do so. We found someone who was willing to build me a bakery the way I like to have one and in 1900 May the bakery was ready. I lived there 3 months alone and could make a living so we were married 2 August 1900 to Alphen van de Ryn. When I luck back and ponder over the experiences in the past special the time when we were investigating the Gospel. I feel that without this husband coming in my life I would not have accepted the gospel. He was dissatisfied with his churh while I could not understand all their teachings and agreed to it, but thought this understanding would come some time. How thankfull we feel that we did become members of the Churh of Jesus Christ of the latter days. As time went on and our knowledge increased of both the Gospel and language we became interested in our genealogie and the desire to write a sketch of our life. I realise that the writing and sentences can be much improved but I feel gratefull that in spite of all this we are able to leave this writings to our childeren with our testimonies trusting that this wil be helpfull to them to live their gospel and enjoy the blessings of the Lord. I love the testimony from one of our Relief So. sisters and wich is my sentiment to: The proclamation founded in my ear — It reached my heart — I listened to the sound — counted the cost, and laid my earthly all upon the altar, and with purpose fixed unalteraly while the spirit of Elijah and God within bosom reigns. Embrasing the Everlasting Covenant I am determined now to be a Saint and number with the tried and faithfull ones, whose race is measured with their life, Whose prise is everlasting and whos happines is Gods approvals and to whom tis more than meat and drink to do His righteous will. As my brother, Travis Harold Adair would say! "I'll be a Son, of a basket eating, basketball playing, no good son of a gun". And Then There Was In Celebration, "Here's to the bees, the busy old souls, those who don't care for birth control, that's why day's like these, there are so many sons of bees." I'm Glad I Hung with, the Brother. 1935 - 1996 Hello Everyone, Please take the time, and sign our guest book. Thank You! The day I fell into this Captions chair was in 1982 when my father ElRoy Edwin Winkel went home. It was a fire that took his life, in a little old shack by the Milwaukee River In Mequon, Wisconsin. I offer this website to my family, and to all that want it. This is for all my kids. "If you keep your head's, out of your Ass. You will be allright know matter what comes your way" Including ME! "I Love You All" In one word he said, "Let there be life" Then he sang... We are not done, YET! Pruitt, Knight. My Great Grand Parents, Mothers side. Thomas PRUITT born 1616 had three sons John is the side of Edith Knight, Pruitt, Gurely. I have also found a switch in names. Johns 2nd son William PRUITT to his sons. Someplace after William they started spelling the name PRUETT. I have only found the change in that family line. First names and dates match So, You will see alot of matching first names that are the same person on both Pruitt, and Pruett. Note: In the 1830 Census of Spartanburg County, SC, Benjamin Pruett (spelled Prewet in the Census) had 11 slaves. In the 1840 Census he is listed and the name is spelled "Pruit." He is listed as having 9 slaves at that time. This family is spelled Prewitt in the 1850 and 1860 census of Spartanburg county. CHEROKEES, CREEKS, Choctaw, Chickasaw, NATIVE AMERICANS, Georgia Genealogy All Nine names are found. Lawhorn, Jordan, Gurley, Knight, Pruitt, Adair, Wells Sanders and Townsend. The first North American rush took place in 1829, when gold was discovered in Georgia. The exhibition includes original documents related to Georgia's state land lottery by which claims were parceled out to prospectors despite numerous treaties with the Cherokee. In 1830, the Cherokee Removal Act was passed and more than 13,000 native people from the area were marched westward. Five thousand of them died on the way. An examination of the annual census records from 1860 to 1890 shows the beginnings of the enumeration of Native Americans in the census. Article I, section 2, of the Constitution requires a census to be taken every 10 years so that seats in the House of Representatives can be apportioned among the states. Section 2 excludes "Indians not taxed" those Indians living on reservations or those roaming in unsettled areas of the country. The first federal decennial census that clearly identifies any Native Americans is the 1860 census.1 The instructions to the 1860 census enumerators defined who was to be counted and who was not: The Dutch, German surname Winkel is of Occupational origin, deriving from the trade profession of the original bearer. In this instance the surname Winkel derives from the Dutch term "Winkel" meaning "shop". The surname Winkel is of location origin, deriving from a feature, either man made or natural, near witch The original bearer of the name once lived or held land. In this Instance, the surname derives from the German term "Winkel" indicating a Piece of land that is surrounded by forest. Research also indicates, that the name indicates a piece of land located between two streams. Occasionally, the name is of toponymic origin, deriving from the name of the Place, where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land, in This instance, The surname derives from places named Winkel which we find. Toponymic is a last name derived from the name of a particular town or region from which the person comes. In the Netherlands and many German speaking countries. The term "Winkel" Is also found as element in many other places names, like Krawinkel. Dohwinkel And Keehwinkel. Just to name a few. Someone hailing from one of these places, But now living someplace else could be called Winkel. Dutch surname did not Come widely into use until the early nineteenth century. The surname Winkel And its variant forms of Winkel and Winckl can be found in documents dating Back to the fourteenth century. Documents for the year 1389 indicate one Hans in Ben Winkel was a resident of Goerlitz. US Census records for the Year 1860 indicates that a family named Winkel, Adolph (age 23) a farmer, his Father Albert (45) and Adolph's wife (21) came from the Netherlands and Settled in Clinton, Essex county New Jersey. A coat of arms was granted to A family named Winkel of the Hesse region. Winkel, Haut-Rhin, a place in the Haut-Rhin department, France Winkel (North Holland), a town in the Netherlands Winkel (Haaren), a village in the Netherlands Winkel (Cranendonck), a village in the Netherlands Winkel, Switzerland, a village in the canton of Zurich Winkel, part of the municipality Oestrich-Winkel in Rheingau, Hesse, Germany Winkel, Rhineland-Palatinate, a municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Winkel, Saxony-Anhalt, a municipality in Saxony Anhalt, Germany Winkel, several places in Austria Winkel, Dutch for "shop" Winkel, the color and letter coded patch used by Nazis to classify prisoners in Concentration Camps Paris n. capital city of France; city in Texas (USA); Trojan prince who abducted Helen of Troy which started the Trojan War, also known as Alexandros or Alexander (Greek Mythology) Paris Paris is the capital city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region ("Région parisienne"). The City of Paris has an estimated population of 2,153,600 within its administrative limits. The Paris unité urbaine (similar to the North American "urban area") is an area of unbroken urban growth that extends well beyond the administrative city limits and has a population of 9.93 million. A commuter belt around the unité urbaine completes the Paris aire urbaine (similar to the North American "metropolitan area") that, with its population of 12 million, is one of the most heavily populated areas in Europe. Gurley Gurley is the name of three places in the United States: Gurley, Alabama Gurley, Nebraska Gurley, South Carolina Gurley is the name of a place in the Australia: Gurley, New South Wales There is also: Helen Gurley Brown (1922 - ), author and longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, socialist John A. Gurley, Civil War era Ohio congressman Ralph Randolph Gurley (1797 - 1872), clergyman and a major force in the American Colonization Society Hilda Gurley-Highgate, writer Gurley Precision Instruments, A manufacturing company based in Troy, New York that was established in 1845 by William Gurley and his brother. Gurley, two distinct units of measure popularized by measurement devices from Gurley Precision Instruments, one of stiffness and one of air permeability (porosity) Fick's laws of diffusion describe diffusion and can be used to solve for the diffusion coefficient D. They were derived by Adolf Fick in the year 1855. Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. In the Commonwealth of Nations, knighthood is a non-heritable form of gentility, but is not nobility. In the High and Late Middle Ages, the principal duty of a knight was to fight as, and lead, heavy cavalry (see serjeanty); more recently, in the United Kingdom, knighthood has become a symbolic title of honour given to a more diverse class of people, from mountain climber Edmund Hillary to musician Paul McCartney. By extension, "knight" is also used as a translation of the names of other honourable estates connected with horsemanship, especially from classical antiquity. Sir Robert Fitzgerald de Adair (Gerald Fitzgerald , Maurice , Thomas , Maurice , John , Thomas , Maurice , Gerald , Maurice , Gerald , Walter ) was born about 1366 in Limerick, County Antrim, IRELAND. He died in Galloway, Galloway, SCOTLAND. The ADAIRS came from the noble house of FITZ-GERALD, the Anglo-Norman Viceroys of Ireland, and Earls of Desmond and of Kildare in Ireland. The Fitz-Geralds trace their lineage back to the Dukes of Tuscany, and the Tuscans claim their origin in the plains of Troy. We know nothing beyond the Trojans but according to these claims, we trace the ancestry of our antecedents back to sometime in the ninth century. Robert Adair, the first of the name, and founder of the family was a scion, or younger son of the Noble House of Fitz-Gerald; Anglo-Norman Viceroys of Ireland, and Earls of Desmond and Kildare in Ireland. According to tradition, (which is mainly confirmed by history and Heraldry), he fought a duel with the White Knight at the town of Adair, which was located on the Desmond Estate in Limerick County in Ireland. Robert slew his antagonist in single combat. He then sailed for Scotland under the name of Robert FitzGerald de Adair; but after landing in Galloway he discarded his patronimic designation and wrote himself ADAIR. He first appeared in Galloway in 1388, according to the history of Potree and Dunsky. As a younger son with no important inheritance rights, he set out to seek a fortune on his own. A man named Currie had been entrusted with keeping of Wigton Castle in Galloway and for some reason, in 1388 had been declared a rebel by the King of England. There was a proclamation issued that whoever produced Currie, dead or alive, would be rewarded with his lands. Robert Adair, being an adventurer, waited for an opportunity and seized Currie. The land and castle became his. According to FIVE HUNDRED FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA - Sixth Edition 1978-79 (Editor - Alexander Du Bin), the Adair family can be traced back to the sister of Julius Caesar through Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great and Kings of Scotland. In the 14th century, the family name was Fitzgerald and one branch gave us in modern times, President John F. Kennedy. The first Adair was Robert Fitzgerald de Athdara - the later part of the name indicating that he lived near the oak tree (dara) at the ford (ath) of the river. He lived in Ireland in the 14th century. Though the name is Irish, he was of Norman origin. After killing the White Knight in a duel, he moved to Galloway, Scotland (around 1380) and changed his name to Robert Adair. Editor Williams explains the designation Kinhilt in his introduction. After Robert moved to Scotland, there was a proclamation that whoever could produce the incorrigible robber and pirate, Currie, dead or alive, should be rewarded by his lands. Robert proved to be the one to accomplish this, killing the robber with the hilt of his sword. After being awarded Currie's property, Robert built a castle on the spot where Currie was stuck down and called it Kinhilt. From Adair's History and Genealogy, 1924, by Dr. James Barnett Adair. One of the Dukes of Tuscany migrated to Normandy in France and settled. Bye and bye when Prince William was making up his army of invasion these Tuscans took a prominent part. After the conquest of Britain in 1060 A. D. these Tuscans were honored by the King with Cabinet positions and other prominent places. About a century later or three generations, they were sent to Ireland by King Henry II. Robert married Arabella Campbell about 1380. Arabella was born about 1360 in SCOTLAND. "She was from the illustrous Scottish House of Argyle - one of the most powerful in all the land". The Prewitt Cemetery On a gentle bluff overlooking the northern shore of Lake Tuscaloosa is the Old Prewitt Slave Cemetery, the final resting place of 300 to 500 slaves and their descendents. Plantation owner and slave trader John Welch Prewitt, who was said to have owned more than 600 slaves, established the burial ground in the 1820s. Prewitt’s estate once covered more than 6,000 acres north of Northport. His home, which burned down in the 1940s, was a few hundred yards uphill from the cemetery. To get to the graveyard, take U.S. Highway 43 to the northwestern edge of Lake Tuscaloosa and turn at the historic marker for Alabama’s first public road. Then follow what’s left of Old Byler Road until it reaches the lake. Once a toll road that crossed land that was swallowed by Lake Tuscaloosa, Old Byler Road connected the Warrior and Tennessee rivers and ran through the Prewitt plantation. Prewitt, who is reported to have owned slave ships that docked in Mobile, designated a two-acre parcel of land next to the road for his slaves to bury their dead. After Emancipation, many of the freed slaves took the last name of their former owners — as was the custom of the time — and settled in the same vicinity. Possibly the largest existing slave cemetery in Alabama, Prewitt cemetery’s location has remained well known within the black community since its oral history was passed down through the generations. Although the last burial in the cemetery was in 1945, Prewitts continued to gather there to pay respect to their kin and roam across the sacred ground in search of familiar names among the haphazard gravestones. The markers include hand-cut river rock with crude etchings, solid slabs of arched stone, footstones and flat rocks tented together to keep out animals. The markings range from initials scratched into stone to full names and dates going back to 1819, the year Alabama became a state. Over time, however, nature and development conspired to send the cemetery into ignoble obscurity. Vines and brambles overtook the site, tree roots cracked stone markers and loggers clandestinely hauled timber through sacred ground, toppling headstones and destroying gravesites. Periodic cleanups organized by members of nearby Pole Bridge Baptist Church, the official landowner of the historic cemetery, took place. But the cemetery was deteriorating and the handmade carvings on the scattered stone markings were crumbling. By the early 1990s, the cemetery was overgrown, nearly impassable and seemingly headed for ruin. Because of its location on prime lakefront property and its difficult access, descendents and historians such as Marvin Harper of Northport were concerned that the burial ground would be lost to future generations. About that time, a petite blonde named Eloise Prewitt found her curiosity piqued by a series of articles that Harper wrote about Tuscaloosa County pioneers, including John Welch Prewitt, a veteran of the War of 1812. Prewitt had always wondered about her last name and its link to the history of Tuscaloosa. Motivated by that curiosity, she embarked on a genealogical journey that would lead her to some startling discoveries. With guidance from both Harper and the Tuscaloosa Public Library’s genealogical research department, she pored over census records, eventually confirming that she was the great-great-great-granddaughter of John Welch Prewitt. After scouring land near Lake Tuscaloosa, she finally found his grave, prominently marked with a deteriorating headstone resting among about two-dozen markers. The practically unknown cemetery is deep in a heavily wooded and almost inaccessible location on the southern side of the portion of Lake Tuscaloosa that crosses U.S. Highway 43. In 1998, Prewitt resumed up her quest and found the Prewitt Slave Cemetery. “I felt a strong pull, a sense of family and a determination to do something about the condition it had fallen into,” she said. “I wanted to help.” What followed was a massive restoration and preservation effort that continues today. The mission brought Prewitt the warmth and acceptance of an extended family, including Floda Prewitt Taylor, known as Miss Flo, and now-deceased Willie Prewitt, black descendents of Prewitt plantation slaves. “She did more than just help out,” said Taylor, 88, and still active in clean-up duties. “She’s family now. Her efforts have been astonishing, and I think of her like a sister for all she’s done.” The white and black sides of the Prewitt clan have formed a close connection through their work at the cemetery. But make no mistake: It is backbreaking work against the forces of nature. Volunteers spend hours toiling in the sun’s heat, pulling weeds, cutting vines, digging up stumps and trying to halt nature’s impulse to cover her ground. The markers at the cemetery have been placed randomly, reflecting times when there was always room for the body of one more family member. They were days when it was common to mark a grave by planting a flower, vine or bush or merely breaking a dinner plate and scattering the pieces. The cedar trees at the site date to pre-Civil War days and possibly were planted in memory of the deceased, and every rock and stone must be treated with due respect. That this once overgrown cemetery is now easy to access and its appearance is remarkably improved is often credited to Eloise Prewitt. She says her efforts are nothing more than something familie