George Washington and William Holden were cousins! William Holden
and George Washington were third cousins nine times removed
through Richard Ball and his wife, Elizabeth, from England.
Holden descends from their son John, born 1593. George
Washington’s ancestor was another son, William, born 1615.
Now you can find church
contact information easily!
We ran across a couple of pages in the Family Tree Magazine that
are filled with wonderful information for contacting all manner of
churches. For example: African Methodist Episcopal Church,
Archives of the Mennonite Church, Moravian Archives, Shaker
Heritage Society, and Society of Friends (Quakers), to just
mention a few. If you would like a copy of this information,
please send us a SASE to PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828.
If you would like to subscribe to the Family Tree Magazine,
contact the Family Tree Magazine, PO Box 3279, Harlan, IA 51593,
or phone 888-403-9002.
Descendants of James
Standridge honored in SC
On the weekend of September 24, 2004, the descendants of James
Standridge, a Revolutionary War veteran, will honor his memory
with a tombstone dedication at his grave in Oconee County, South
Carolina, as part of the Standridge Family National Reunion to be
held in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information and a
sample copy of the Standridge Family Newsletter, contact Russell
P. Baker, 6525 Magnolia Drive, Mabelvale, Arkansas 72103 or you
may wish to email <email@example.com>.
Peers’ bible says hail to the
A new edition of Burke’s Peerage, the aristocrats’ bible, for the
first time lists all Scotland’s living clan heads. It reveals
that of the 139 men and women recognized as heading their
traditional extended families, 60 now live abroad or elsewhere in
the United Kingdom. Of those, 41 live in England and 19 overseas.
If you’re interested in the full article on the new publication,
or in ordering a copy for yourself, visit <http://www.scotlandonsunday.com/index.cfm?id=1415172003>.
William A. Heveran of Benton,
Arkansas died December 16, 2003 in Malvern, Arkansas. He was
born August 18, 1931, in Chicago to William A. Heveran and Martha
McDonald Heveran. He was a retired veteran of the Air Force,
where he worked as a telephone and teletype communication
operation superintendent. He was a past commander of American
Legion Post 263 of Traskwood, a member of VFW Post 2586 of
Malvern, and he served his country in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Heveran was an active member of Clan Donald USA and served for
many years as regional officer. He was also a member of St.
John’s Catholic Church of Malvern. Bill Heveran was active in
community theater and was an audience favorite wherever he
Mr. Heveran was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother,
Rosalie Hedgus Heveran; and a son, Patrick Brian Heveran.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Trimm Heveran of Benton; a son,
William Allen Heveran of Benton; a daughter, Debra Ann Adams and
her husband, Barton L. Adams, of Benton; two grandchildren, Angela
Heather Molander and Anna Rose Gibson and her husband, Mark
Gibson; and one great-grandson, Nathaniel Rader Gibson.
Bill Heveran was a great personal friend and a friend of The
Family Tree as well.
Your editor will never never ever forget dancing the polka with
Bill at a CDUSA AGM in Milwaukee...and all of the kindnesses shown
by the Heveran family!
Rosie and Allen...we love you!
First-ever Jan Pennington
Gray award presented to Robert Harrison
The Jan Pennington Gray March Forth Award was presented to Robert
Harrison, president of the Glasgow Highland Games, during the
celebration of Hogmonay at the Barren River State Park on New
Year’s Eve, 2003.
Jan’s untimely death was recorded as March fourth, 1999.
The award was instituted by the Board of Directors of the Jan
Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund for persons who have Marched
Forth and succeeded in establishing and preserving the proud
Scottish heritage of music and tradition. They may not sing a note
or play a song. However, their influence and determination should
inspire others to love and respect their heritage. They have
Marched Forth and this is the reason the tradition is honored and
The actual award is a cast of Jan’s hand. The original hand was
molded and cast by Jan during her lifetime, to represent strength
and determination. The award is given in humble honor to
symbolize faith, trust and untiring effort.
For complete information regarding the award, contact Joe
Pennington, 703 Courtney Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415.
Are there any relatives out
there? F. J. BUCHANAN, birth 8 February 1874, Vershire,
Vermont. Mother’s maiden name LAURA ELIZABETH FISK, Chelsea,
Vermont, died 20 June 1886. EDITH E. was born 10 September 1880.
JAMES was in class of 1896 at Harvard (also known as F.J.).
Please send information to Duncan Buchanan, 30847 Prestwick
Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544-7505.