Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Sixth Descendant

My second grandson arrived yesterday, June 25, at about 7:45 pm. His name is Tach Owen and he came in weighing 7lbs 12 oz and 22 1/4 inches long.

He is my 6th descendant as his father, my firstborn, was the first, followed by a brother and two sisters. My oldest daughter's son Eli was number 5 and now, 4 years later, Tach is the sixth.

He weighed approximately the same as his Dad and aunts and uncle, as they ranged from 7 lb 10 oz to 7 lb 13 oz. He is longer than any of them. He should grow to be a tall man. His paternal grandfather was 6 foot 2 and his maternal grandfather is 6 foot 3. I am told that his maternal great-grandfather, Settle Burris, was 6 foot 6 inches tall, so he gets it honest.

He is a cousin to the many hundreds of people in Stanly County and beyond who are descended from the prodigious Revolutionary War Soldier, Solomon Burris.

He is also a descendant of Job Davis, for whom this blog is named, and of noted Trapper and trader "Cherokee Jack Johnson" who migrated from Tennessee to Florida, making Tach 1/64 Cherokee as Cherokee Jack was half, his daughter Mittie, one quarter, his grandson one eighth, my first husband 1/16 and my son 1/32nd.

Happy Birthday Tach. Your Nanny loves immensely.

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