Sounds like my family, thanks for the chuckle.
Searching Wilson/Whittaker in Ayrshire
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Subject: [AYR] Elusive ancester ditty
As I was trolling through all sorts of genealogy sites I came across this
little ditty which rat5her amused me. I don't know who the author is.
The Elusive Ancestor.
"I went Searching for an Ancestor, and cannot find him still, He moved
around from place to place and did not leave a will.He married where a
courthouse burned, and mended all his fences, He avoided any man who came to
take the census. He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no
fame, And every 20 years or so the rascal changed his name. His parents came
from Scotland, they should be on some list of passengers to the UK but
somehow they got missed, And none else in this world is searching for thi
s man, so I play Geneasolitaire and find him if I can, I'm told he's buried
in a plot, with a tombstone he was blessed, But the weather took the
engraving and the vandals took the rest, He died before the County Clerks
decided to keep records, no family bible has emerged in spite of all my
efforts. To top it off this ancestor, who caused me many groans, Just to
give me one more pain married a girl named JONES!"
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