Sunday, November 6, 2011

Family Tree

My aunt has been doing a bit of genealogical research on our family, and it turns out that one of my ancestors on my mother’s side was Samuel Levis, a Quaker who came from Leicestershire to Pennsylvania in the 1684 and settled in Chester County. No word on whether or not Samuel considered himself an exile or an immigrant, but it seems that I came to my Quakerism genetically.

Not only that, but The Complete Peerage can trace his lineage back — legitimately — to King Edward III of England.

King Edward III
“Grandpa Ed”