How It All Began
I am a seventh-generation Larlee (Charles Hubert, Theodore Washington, Daniel McSheffrey, John A., John, John). I grew up hearing about Dr. John and was always interested in his story, but it wasn’t until around 2002 that I really began to do serious research. One day, while browsing the Internet, I stumbled across a genealogy forum about John Larlee and read a post from Jean Larlee (her husband was my dad’s cousin). I emailed her and we traded information. The information she provided was enough to get me started.
Researching the Larlee family has been a fascinating journey that has allowed me to get to know new “cousins” and make new friends. Not only have I learned about family history, I have learned about New Brunswick’s history and I have been enriched by it. The journey continues and the tree grows…
Why I Do This
The best explanation I’ve ever found was in a short essay by Della M. Cummings Wright. It was later re-written by her Grand Daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson, and even later edited and reworded by Tom Dunn. It is called the The Story Tellers.