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Bits of history from our familes


Hamilton DNA Test

Sue has received her DNA test results as well. The great thing about this test is that it works for everyone. In year’s past, the most popular of the DNA test was one that only looked at markers on the Y Chromosome – so it was only for males. There are some similarities between our […]

Wesley Gideon Kirk (1861 – 1935)

One of Sue’s great grandfathers was Wesley Gideon Kirk. Wesley was born on 3 Apr 1861 in Brown Co, Ohio to parents Joshua William Kirk and Rachel (Ball) Kirk. He was the fifth of eight children. Wesley married Effie May Long on 24 Dec 1889 presumably in Brown Co. She was about 12 years younger […]