Thursday, January 22, 2009

Over 50 Images including James William Kemps

James William Kemps 1807 - 1887

I have added almost 5o images to the various biographies on my website. They are so helpful in adding life and connections to these stories. A very special one was a tintype of James William Kemps. I cannot thank Philip Smith enough for his significant contributions to this endeavour.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Generosity of "Relative" Strangers

Through the power of the internet, a second cousin, unknown to me, found my website and asked me if I had made any progress regarding James and Isabella Kemps. I could not help Philip Smith, but has he ever helped me immensely. He has generously spent his time scanning over 25 images of priceless family pictues, obituaries and wedding announcements. All will soon be posted on my Website in the appropriate biographies. They include:
Samuel Henry Kemps

Clara Amanda McClurken Kemps

Luther James Kemps
In addition, I was able to add the biographies for three great aunts; May Belle Kemps Kirkpatrick, Edna Adella Kemps Smith and Clara Ethel Kemps Boyle. They are pictures below:

Thank you Philip Smith !!!