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  • Sarah Agnes Pryor (1830 - 1912)
    Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 Held DAR membership # 2 Info added per the DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockw...
  • George William Brown (1812 - 1890)
    George William Brown (October 13, 1812 – September 8, 1890) was an American politician, judge and academic. He was mayor of Baltimore from 1860 to 1861, professor in University of Maryland School of ...
  • Basil Champneys (1842 - 1935)
    Champneys, Basil (1842-1935), architect and author, was born in Whitechapel, London, on 17 September 1842, the third of the five sons of (William) Weldon Champneys (1807-1875), rector of St Mary's Chur...
  • Richard Cumberland (1732 - 1811)
    Richard Cumberland (19 February 1732 – 7 May 1811) was an English dramatist and civil servant. In 1771 his hit play The West Indian was first staged. During the American War of Independence he acted as...
  • Robert Reese Parrish (1916 - 1995)
    Robert R. Parrish (January 4, 1916 – December 4, 1995) was an American film director, editor and writer and former child actor. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for his contribution to...

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Writing a life story is "the invention of me" - and an unreliable source for genealogists.

"A memoir," says Gore Vidal, "is how one remembers one's own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked. In a memoir it isn't the end of the world if your memory tricks you and your dates are off by a week or a month as long as you honestly try to tell the truth" (Palimpsest: A Memoir, 1995).

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