Archive for the ‘Masters’ Category

William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III) was the 42nd President of the United States of America. He is my 8th cousin once removed through our shared ancestor John Pike. Jerry Milo Johnson to President Bill Clinton


Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. He was famously born on February 12, 1809 in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm in Hardin County, Kentucky. He saw military service during the Black Hawk War as a captain in the Illinois Militia, where he served for about 3 […]


Although we were a Navy family, and moved often when I was a kid, I consider Ledyard, Connecticut my home town. In school, in Boy Scouts, and in my spare time I learned about the history of Connecticut, and its founding. It still fascinates. My best friend Noel’s mom was a State Rep, and she […]


Birch Evans Bayh III is a politician, lawyer and lobbyist. He was born December 26, 1955 in Shirkieville, Indiana. He was the junior senator from Indiana from 1999-2011. Before that he served as the governor of Indiana from 1988-1999, and Indiana Secretary of State from 1986-1988. His father was also a senator. Senator Birch Evans […]


Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For anyone not aware of his career, he is an acclaimed actor, and lately an outspoken political activist and humanitarian. My personal favorite Gere movie has to be An Officer and a Gentleman, followed closely by Pretty Woman. He is my 10th cousin once […]


I grew up most of my life in Ledyard, Connecticut. Just downhill from us is Mystic and Stonington, Connecticut, each with its own long and storied history. As a Navy kid thousands of miles away from my aunts and uncles and cousins, I envied those families in town that shared that local history. Now it […]


I love Lucy. Everyone does. Lucille Ball was an iconic staple of television for more than 3 decades, and a star of film and stage for decades before that. She was born August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York, but moved to Montana at the age of 3. She was awesome. She was my 9th […]