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I Am My Own Kin


Here's my story, it's sad but true.
Mama's my cousin, and Daddy is too.
It started with Mister John Lastinger,
and a ring he put on Miss Anna's finger.
They had two girls named Sarah and Millie,
each one of them had a husband named Willie.
William Driggers and William Parker,
the story gets brighter before it gets darker.
Will Parker and Sarah,
as folks of that era,
had a daughter named Celia
(the ending will thrill ya).
Willie and Millie had a daughter named Betsy,
and as it goes on, the saga just gets me.
Betsy married Elisha Greene,
they had a few kids, if you know what I mean.
Meanwhile Miss Parker wed the Daniel's son, Isaac.
Don't be alarmed, it wasn't that tragic.
Their daughter Polly made John Sullivan happy,
next thing you know, he's my great?grandpappy.
Back to the Greenes,
who passed on their genes,
to a boy named A.J.,
they had quite a heyday.
Now, A.J. Greene, rest his bones,
was married to Mary Lavonia Jones.
One of theirs was named Paul,
but wait, that's not all;
As one of his deeds,
he married Miss Meads.
John Sullivan's Joe, when he came on the scene,
married a Dillard, Miss Mary Christine.
Their offspring, Carl, wed the Greene's, Miss Irene.
First came love, then came marriage,
then came Me in a baby carriage .
You can follow the tree from Millie to me,
Then from her sister Sarah, find me, I dare ya.
I've studied the chart again and again,
and still I conclude: I am my own kin.

Author Unknown

Contributed by Donna Randell

Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)

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