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Jun 14, 2011 - Exploring family roots

We left Sunday morning after a slight delay due to Lissa needing a quick surgery to remove a tumor in her eye. (She lost the eye but she bounced back remarkably. She came home from the vet Friday already looking for her chow.) We packed up Saturday and we were on the road Sunday. First major stop is here in Shinnston, West Virginia. My 4th great grand father, Levi Shinn, settled the area in the early 1700's with his two brothers. Photos are of the house he built in 1778. Pretty nice place, two floors, big fireplace. But they had 9 children...

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