From Blighty to Baghdad

The Genealogy of the Smith/Lincoln Family

Are We Related?

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The Bones of My Bones

main imageThe bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before. "It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943.

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Lincoln's in Australia

Fourteen year old George Lincoln arrived in Hobart on August 19th, 1839, becoming the first of his family to set foot in Australia . Convicted of stealing at the Old Bailey, he was sentenced to 7 years transportation and was sent to the Boys Prison at Point Puer, a small headland near Port Arthur, Tasmania.



Our Families

Our Ancestors Were Adventurers
Smith Family
Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Born 1857

Married Betsy Porter Had 2 children: William and Clement

Jones Family
Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

Born 1907

Married Florence Stewart Had 3 children: Leila, Elaine and Lloyd

Lincoln Family
Charles Lincoln

Charles Lincoln

Born 1864

Married Emma Hargreaves Had 8 children: Daisy, Bertie, Gwendoline, Sylvia, Leslie, Laila. Thelma and Lloyd.

Humphries Family
Arnold Humphries

Arnold Humphries

Born 1898

Married Irene Marsh Had 7 children: Frank, Ruth, Jean, Alan, June, Elaine, and Shirley.



Robert Andersonbottom image

Robert Anderson an Irish convict arrived in Sydney in 1793 and enlisted in the NSW Rum Corps serving at the Battle of Vinegar Hill and the overthrowing of Bligh.

Our Favorite Genealogy Quotes

Jane Ann Bensonbottom image

In 1899 Jeannie took her ex fiancé and his sister to court, both members of the powerful Breckenridge family. The somewhat scandalous and sensational Foster Case made headlines across the country.



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