My little Angel is watching over
this website, just like her sister does at the
home page. See her adoption certificate, below.
MY "FAMILY TREE"
This is an experiment. Below,
left to right: -
James Lever 1769-1861 (son of John Lever) and wife Mary Wigan 1770-1861
- my paternal g-g-grandparents b Lancashire, England.
Beside them - son Roger, youngest of 9 and born aboard ship which travelled
from England to Philadelphia, Pa. USA -
Roger Lever 1818-1893 and wife Rebecca Holley 1831-1897
(dtr of Adam Holley & Sarah Cheney, both of Caledon Twp., Co. Peel, Ont. Canada and
of Pennsylvania Dutch origin) - my paternal great-grandparents;
Second row is John Carter Adams 1854-1926
(son of William H. Adams and Anna Eliza ____ ) and his wife Eliza Jane Lever 1859-1944,
4th of 10 children; both born in Ontario, Canada (John being of
Scottish origin) - my paternal grandparents.
Beside them - their son James
Andrew Adams 1901-1978 (youngest of
8) and his wife Rose
Winterfield 1902-1974, (dtr of Albert
Edward Winterfield and Lucy Jane
Hill and eldest of 10). Jim and Rose
both born in Ontario, Canada - my father and mother.
Third row is Albert
Edward Winterfield 1881-1950 (7th of 8; son of James Winterfield and
Rosetta Robi(n)son who emigrated from England) and his wife Lucy Jane Hill
1885-1971 (dtr of Joseph A. Hill,
born Ont. of Dutch origin and Sarah
Jane Fawcett born Ont. of Irish origin). Both Albert and Lucy
were born in Ontario. These are the best pictures that I could
find of my maternal grandparents. Next to them, and under my father
and mother is a picture of my sister, Doreen; brother, Bruce
To fill up the row, there is a picture of me taken at Niagara
Falls, Onario c1951.
As I said, this is an experiment with my
quilt squares. Although Ontario has been the birth place of many
of my ancestors, if you notice the origins, you will see that
I am what you would call "Scottish, English, Irish, Dutch,
Canadian." When you give your 'origin', you always take your
father's paternal background first.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my ancestors.
It was fun to do for you but I apologize for the pictures not
being the best. ~ Joan
Genealogy and Me
There was my mom and, too, my dad who gave to me my name.
I never thought much years ago that for them it was the same.
They each had parents, just like me, so now the total's four;
Times two is eight and then again will give me many more
Each name a person,
time and place that come alive for me
When searching through the good and bad to find my history.
Homes left behind when they travelled afar to build this land
Love and sorrow, courgage and toil all tell of family.
I'll keep a note
of all of this and pass it all along
So my descendants searching "roots" will find them large
Could 'I' ask for anything more than what was given me?
I'll do my best and leave the rest for Genealogy.
Joan Adams Burchell
It's awesome to think where you're going; it's cool when you follow
But never forget where you came from - never forget where you've
Joan Adams Burchell
Midi Playing "Angels
(Used with permission)