Planning a trip in May to Michigan


As the New Years begins – so does the planning of trips this year!

1st trip: Going to Michigan – going to where my father was born & raised – was 14 the last time I went up there – 45 now~
I have been asked to speak at the Plainfield Township Historical Commission  in May (working on a date – will keep you posted)
My main areas of research will be in:
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  1. Shiawassee 5/11 (Rush, Owosso, Henderson) Meeting with Sherry Cartsen – Tour guide!
  2. Saginaw 5/12
  3. Whitney 5/13
  4. East Tawas 5/13
  5. Hale 5/14 – Will be speaking at the Plainfield Township Historical Commission (if date works for them)
  6. Ogemaw 5/15 (South Branch, Ogemaw)
  7. Frederic & Grand Traverse 5/16
  8. Manistique 5/17
  9. Newberry & Germfask, Newton & Curtis 5/18
  10. Paradise 5/19
  11. Heading home 5/20

While in Michigan I am also planning on meeting as much as I can of the family – Any one in these areas please contact me to schedule times to visit~  Also I am meeting with a man named Ron Allen that possibly could be of my Allen line – he has agreed to do a DNA for us! Very excited about this! He is also gonna take me around the area to show me the homesteads and such – his father & brother will be joining us~

Note from Coni – From our records:

Lineage from me: Me, Rex Allen, Alvin Allen, George Allen, ?

What we do know:

1. Julia married  George Short sometime between 1861 -1865
2. George Short served in the Civil War (see his notes)
3. He didn’t return from the war the story is he was MIA  for several years after war ended
4. Julia Kinney got pregnant with a man possibly names  Delotes, Ladous, John Allen
5. She told John (Allen) that if George ever returned she would honor her 1st marriage (Either during her pregnancy George Short returned or just after George Allen was born)
6. She left John to go back with her 1st husband George Washington Short whom raised George Allen
7. I believe his birth name to be possibly –  George Allen Short
8. I believe George NEVER KNEW who his REAL FATHER WAS (each record I have states different Fathers – John (1st marriage) Delotes (2nd marriage) and on his DEATH RECORD STATES Ladous which is what his mother Julia stated)
9. We do know at one point he found out that George Short wasn’t his real father & DROPPED THE SHORT NAME and became known as GEORGE ALLEN
MY GRANDFATHER Alvin Allen son of George Allen once told me – We are not who you think we are!
 
Main Trip: Will be Long Island – Will be meeting with several of the Tribe’s & Chiefs – hope to make a few of the Pow -Wow’s along with visiting as many as the Native American spots that I can while on this trip – I will be recording all that I can~
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  1. Sherry Lyn

     /  January 6, 2013

    So excited!! This is going to be a great treat for me to connect with you my dear cousin/sister! 🙂

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