In 2002 I took my sister to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to do a little genealogy research on the Milburns. Ok, I may have misled my sister into thinking it was a lighthouse tour vacation, but we managed to do both!
A Canadian researcher put me in touch with a cousin who still lived at Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick in the old family home. (Unfortunately I can not find those pictures.) I sat on her porch and thought how wonderful it would be to live there. The cousin said...'just wait til winter hits, it won't be so nice'. I guess the home had no central heat - just a fireplace. But romantic that I am, I still found that attractive.
My line of Milburns ended up in Appanoose County, Iowa. I thought today I would start back up with Jeremiah and trace the other lines of descendants. It didn't take long to find a famous poet in the line of cousins! I was thrilled! Jessica Nelson North was married to the great grandchild of Jeremiah Milburn. Ok, so she isn't a BLOOD Milburn, but she married one! Cool! She is famous for the little poem:
|I had a little tea party |
this afternoon at three.
Twas very small,
three guests in all,
I, Myself, and Me!