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4.28.2009

living a lie

....when you grow up with an idea....and hold it dear for....wow....LOTS of years...and then find out you were wrong....horribly, horribly wrong...it forces you into pondering what is really important.
....my grandfather, father, brother and nephew all share a name, Angus Cannon Ensign....my son, Ace, was given his name in homage to these fine men (3 of whom were/are called Ace)...Leah & Joe decided on Cannon's name, in part, because of the heritage in our family to the name Cannon.
....George Q Cannon is a famous man in LDS history...he was an Apostle, a counselor to Brigham Young and the Utah representative to the US Congress....we are related.
.......................................or so i thought
....Angus Cannon was a bodyguard to the prophet, Joseph Smith...and a brother of George Q Cannon....we are related.
.......................................or so i thought
Thru a series or random and unfortunate events.....I found out that we are NOT! Apparently many people respected Angus and George Cannon and named their children in honor of these men. I have lost my identity....my ability to drop famous LDS names (well, one of them...still have a bunch of others)....its all been a sham!
My first thought? oh no! Leah & Joe are going to change Cannon's name!
..............please dont hold me responsible for my immediate thoughts.

P.S. THIS IS MY 100TH POST! i really had planned something much bigger...much more clever....nigh unto cryptic...but no, i rashly chose to ramble about silliness....yeah, thats me.

6 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

well we are all related,So you still are related, right?

Christie said...

LOL. As one who loves doing family history research this cracks me up. I can't seem to disabuse most of my mom's side of the notion that we are related to the presidential Harrisons.

Lyric said...

hehehe. we are going to have to go with dads heritage and change his name to "ironside"

Merf said...

yes...the jeppsons are related to the guy that killed Braveheart!

Jackie said...

Hmm, I don't think I ever thought we were related to those people, but I've always loved the names!

Rondi said...

Enjoyed hearing your genealogy predicament. Don't let it get you down. My ancestors that came to New York City were bootleggers and making whiskey in their own backyards. Do you want to use one of their names?!!