Shirley Brown hosted another John Sanford Brown family reunion at her lovely cabin on Armenia Mountain, Bradford County, Pennsylvania again this year. The showing was a little slim, but everyone seemed to be enjoying the gathering. The weather was perfect to share a meal, collect newts and visit the windmill farm on the mountain.
I collected the latest family additions and got to meet some of my newer cousins. Funny how some of these connects were there all along, but I never made them. As I’m growing older, I seem to become wiser about my relatives. The Brown’s didn’t move far from Bradford and Sullivan Counties, so many of my high school classmates were distant cousins. It’s only through the reunions that I put two and two together.
While at the New England Historic Genealogical Society conference, I was able to get some of my family lines back very far and now know where John got his Sanford name. I hope to have this all put together by next year so the Brown’s will know their glorious heritage.
I hope the Brown’s continue to get together and thank Shirley for making this happen.
See you next year.