Joan Elizabeth Marshall (Frum)
|Birthplace:||Aurora, Colorado, USA|
About Joan Elizabeth Frum Marshall
"If you don't know your history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree." - Michael Crichton
I grew up without many relatives...just two little brothers and my mom, who was widowed at the age of 30. We never had aunts, uncles, cousins, or family reunions. There were two wonderful grandmas, but they lived on the other coast and we seldom saw them. I couldn't make much of a family tree when it was a school assignment!
Fast forward 60 years and I'm able to find all of the ancestors I never knew on websites like this one. What fun I'm having creating a family tree that is much larger than I ever imagined.
I started my search with my birth father's family, the Frums of West Virginia and it has taken a full year to find most of them and trace them back to Germany. There are lots of Selveys, Newlons, Goodwins, Allens, Cleavengers, Bartletts and others...most of whom lived their whole lives in and near Taylor County, WV.
I'm also researching my stepfather's family, the Marshalls of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, descendants of Robert Marshall in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and my mother's ancestors, the Morrisons from Edinburgh, Scotland.