In the course of collecting the names and the dates of the vital events (Birth, Marriage, Death) in the lives of our ancestors, as could be expected, stories about those lives emerged. Several of these stories have been passed down through the generations... some more accurately than others... some more easily borne out by the facts than some of the others. Some add color... some add mystery... some have provided a starting place for research - with some of those leading us to unexpected results and others to a satisfying conclusion. Others of the stories have developed as a result of the research and may make for a better awareness of the times in which our ancestors were living. All of these stories have in some part had an impact on who we were, and so, who we are.