Link to The Olde Mecklenburg Society
|My Grandmother as a girl: Bertha Virginia Lemmonds|
This time however, in an effort to peruse the Lemmonds files, I braved that cursed road for the 5 or 10 minutes I had to endure it to make it to the Archives. It was well worth the wait.
Lemmonds, or Lemmons, or Lemons, all have the same origin, was the family name of my paternal grandmother. They were a family of movers and shakers, therefore rather easy to trace, as they married persons of their same ilk, the kind who've left their footprints in the sand, so to speak. I really have had to do no research with them. It's been done. All I have to do is read what is already there and follow my own path to the origin. A road already cleared.
They are interested, none-the-less. Very. They married into Whites, Walkers, Lattas, Alexanders, Pfifers, McCoys, Means, Query's and Starnes's, among others. Those firstborn and revolutionary families who helped shaped Olde Mecklenburg, and ultimately, the fate of North Carolina. A noble heritage.
But what can I post of them? Any information has been pre-discovered by someone else. How can I post anything of my ancestors when 5 or 6 other people have assembled it, using their own words. What new words are there to use, that will not resemble plagiarism?
|Flora Adeline Lemmonds (Mrs. Willaim Davies)|
But prior to the year 1900 or so, our branch runs into that mighty river of 'everyone else's research. I might post some of it, the facts, but it will cross over into all of this 'already been there/done that' kind of thing. So, it will have to be facts only. Black and White. The facts belong to us all.
Hats off to all of the distant cousins who've paved this road for me and made it a bit unnecessary to have to fight my way in and out of Charlotte.
The grand Queen of Carolina cities is a noble lass...but she has too many knights and bees.