The Bordens
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I knew that Gail Borden (1801-1874) (inventor of condensed milk -> Borden Milk Company) was married to Penelope Mercer (1811-1844) my 1st cousin 4x removed. While reading about him I found a mention that he was distantly related to Lizzie Andrew Borden (1860-1927) .. the famous Lizzie Borden, who was charged with killing her father and step-mother with an ax in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Curious I entered her ancestry into my Family Tree Maker until I got to Richard Borden (1595-1671) common ancestor for both Lizzie and Gail. Through the magic of FTM I can now say ..

Lizzie Borden was – my 4th cousin 2x removed of husband of 1st cousin 4x removed.

Cool. 🙂

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Retired from the Army in 2006. Served during Vietnam - 1969-1972 as as 72B - Communications Center Specialist (Teletype Operator). Got out .. and went back in 1987 as a 19K - Armor Vehicle Crewman - (M1/M1A1 tanker) getting out in Korea in 1999. Went into the Reserves .. got mobilized in 2001 .. stayed active until my retirement with 20 years in 2006.

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