Legendary Stories

While researching my ancestry, I've come across some amazing stories of tragedy and triumph, so I decided to dedicate a page to these legacies, both good and bad.
Ancestors of Jessie McCandless

  • Sir George Calvert is my 11th great-grandfather through my paternal grandmother's line.  His brother John is my 11th great-grandfather through my paternal grandfather's line.  George is considered the founder of Maryland and it is theorized that John was also instrumental in creating the colony of Maryland.

  • John Howland is my 10th great-grandfather through my paternal grandfather's line and was a passenger on the Mayflower.  He signed the Mayflower Compact and helped found Plymouth Colony.

  • Thomas Pasley is my 5th great-grandfather through my paternal grandmother's line.  He was only 18 years old when he was captured by the British at the Siege of Charleston during the Revolutionary War.  He survived 5 years as a prisoner of war in the West Indies where he endured "hard labor, crowded conditions, starvation and disease" before returning home and becoming a father, farmer, and minister.

  • Sir William Plumpton was my 18th great-grandfather through my maternal grandmother's line.  He was beheaded for treason by King Henry IV of England for his part in the second of three failed rebellions by the 1st Earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy.

  • St. Margaret of Scotland and Princess of England is my 28th great-grandmother through my maternal grandmother's line.

William I "The Lion," KING OF SCOTLAND
  • William I, King of Scotland is my 25th great-grandfather through my maternal grandmother's line.


Ancestors of Clint Niedens
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