Sunday, February 12, 2012
a couple of weeks ago i was contacted by a 2nd cousin who is doing a geneology of my father's side of the family.
growing up we didn't have much to do with them. my parents tended to isolate themselves. there were 10 siblings in the family so there are many cousins that i don't know. lee has been filling me in. yesterday she sent me information about my great-great-grandparents. they were the ones that came to canada in the 1870's. originally from ireland, to scotland and then to britain, john hagan was in the british army. he married emma louisa sootheran. it turns out that emma was gentry. wealthy land owners in yorkshire. descendents still own some of the land and some of it now houses
what i love about this story is that she left her home, her family, her wealth, and married for love. and then left for canada. and settled in lancelot, ontario near huntsville - a tiny, rocky farming community. this story is so jane austen. so bronte. i love that i'm related to her...