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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - February/March 2004
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George Washington and William Holden were cousins! William Holden and George Washington were third cousins nine times removed through Richard Ball and his wife, Elizabeth, from England.  Holden descends from their son John, born 1593.  George Washington’s ancestor was another son, William, born 1615.

Now you can find church contact information easily!
We ran across a couple of pages in the Family Tree Magazine that are filled with wonderful information for contacting all manner of churches.  For example: African Methodist Episcopal Church, Archives of the Mennonite Church, Moravian Archives, Shaker Heritage Society, and Society of Friends (Quakers), to just mention a few. If you would like a copy of this information, please send us a SASE to PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828.
If you would like to subscribe to the Family Tree Magazine, contact the Family Tree Magazine, PO Box 3279, Harlan, IA 51593, or phone 888-403-9002.

Descendants of James Standridge honored in SC
On the weekend of September 24, 2004, the descendants of James Standridge, a Revolutionary War veteran, will honor his memory with a tombstone dedication at his grave in Oconee County, South Carolina, as part of the Standridge Family National Reunion to be held in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information and a sample copy of the Standridge Family Newsletter, contact Russell P. Baker, 6525 Magnolia Drive, Mabelvale, Arkansas 72103 or you may wish to email <>.

Peers’ bible says hail to the chiefs
A new edition of Burke’s Peerage, the aristocrats’ bible, for the first time lists all Scotland’s living clan heads.  It reveals that of the 139 men and women recognized as heading their traditional extended families, 60 now live abroad or elsewhere in the United Kingdom.  Of those, 41 live in England and 19 overseas. If you’re interested in the full article on the new publication, or in ordering a copy for yourself, visit <>.

William A. Heveran of Benton, Arkansas died December 16, 2003 in Malvern, Arkansas.  He was born August 18, 1931, in Chicago to William A. Heveran and Martha McDonald Heveran.  He was a retired veteran of the Air Force, where he worked as a telephone and teletype communication operation superintendent.  He was a past commander of American Legion Post 263 of Traskwood, a member of VFW Post 2586 of Malvern, and he served his country in the Vietnam War. 
Mr. Heveran was an active member of Clan Donald USA and served for many years as regional officer.  He was also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Malvern. Bill Heveran was active in community theater and was an audience favorite wherever he performed.
Mr. Heveran was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Rosalie Hedgus Heveran; and a son, Patrick Brian Heveran.  Survivors include his wife, Rosie Trimm Heveran of Benton; a son, William Allen Heveran of Benton; a daughter, Debra Ann Adams and her husband, Barton L. Adams, of Benton; two grandchildren, Angela Heather Molander and Anna Rose Gibson and her husband, Mark Gibson; and one great-grandson, Nathaniel Rader Gibson.
Bill Heveran was a great personal friend and a friend of The Family Tree as well. 
Your editor will never never ever forget dancing the polka with Bill at a CDUSA AGM in Milwaukee...and all of the kindnesses shown by the Heveran family! 
Rosie and Allen...we love you!

First-ever Jan Pennington Gray award presented to Robert Harrison
The Jan Pennington Gray March Forth Award was presented to Robert Harrison, president of the Glasgow Highland Games, during the celebration of Hogmonay at the Barren River State Park on New Year’s Eve, 2003.
Jan’s untimely death was recorded as March fourth, 1999. 
The award was instituted by the Board of Directors of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund for persons who have Marched Forth and succeeded in establishing and preserving the proud Scottish heritage of music and tradition. They may not sing a note or play a song.  However, their influence and determination should inspire others to love and respect their heritage.  They have Marched Forth and this is the reason the tradition is honored and revered.
The actual award is a cast of Jan’s hand.  The original hand was molded and cast by Jan during her lifetime, to represent strength and determination.  The award is given in humble honor to symbolize faith, trust and untiring effort.
For complete information regarding the award, contact Joe Pennington, 703 Courtney Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415.

Are there any relatives out there?  F. J.  BUCHANAN, birth 8 February 1874, Vershire, Vermont.  Mother’s maiden name LAURA ELIZABETH FISK, Chelsea, Vermont, died 20 June 1886.  EDITH E. was born 10 September 1880.  JAMES was in class of 1896 at Harvard (also known as F.J.).  Please send information to Duncan Buchanan, 30847 Prestwick Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544-7505.

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