These are some of the more outstanding anecdotes sprinkled throughout the Family Tree, collected together for ease of reference and to paint an overall picture of the family.
Fountain Murders - Did Uncle Jim Gililland kill Col Fountain and his young son or not? A famous unsolved mystery in southern New Mexico.
Mountain Meadows Massacre - How John Sherman Baker's family was saved from annihilation by Mormons and Indians (!) - an unsightly story from all sides - by sickness that delayed his joining the Fancher Wagon Train for three days. Or is this the wrong story? New information added 25 Nov 2001.
John D Rockefeller - He put his most despised competitor, our John H Alexander, out of business first, to start his empire.
Daniel Boone - If only Daniel's grandson had listened to our General Jonathan Riggs.
The Mayflower - How our extended family is related to five people on the Mayflower in 1620.
The Letter - How HENRY HARGREAVES and his family shipped from England to New South Wales in 1840, lost a child, lived with convicts, found and lost gold, etc.
Aborigine Saves - How an aborigine saved our Australian ancestors in a flood with his canoe. There was a gathering of survivors of the 1852 Gundagai Flood in Gundagai, 8-10 June 2002. This was a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Flood (24 June is the actual anniversary date).
Indianola Hurricane - How our Alois Julius Coutret lost his family in the hurricane that demolished Indianola TX.
Texas Ranger - The story of our Wade Hampton, Texas Ranger, fighting alongside his rivals to rout Juan "Cheno" Cortina in the so-called Cortina War along the Texas-Mexican border in 1859.