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May 24, 2007

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Tacy  Flynn

Hi
I just read your story with great intrest.I am also related to Margaret Currie and Thomas Walker.My family branch continues thru their son,William Walker. It's always fun to stumble upon a family member.

GreenmanTim

Janice and Terry, thank you for your very kind words. My Great Uncle Archie used to say about family history; "Maybe it ain't so." It is the complexitites, rather than the orthodoxy in personal stories that make them meaningful to me. Walt Whitman embraced America's inconsistancies in his poetic vision, writing: "Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes." I would not presume that much, but I do like finding the other side of stories, and the ones that do not conform to myth and memory.

Terry Thornton

Tim, Your TORY IN THE FAMILY is so well written --- thanks for this wonderful look at a specific man and family during the Revolution. I read with great interest because during the next "civil" war, some of my Alabama relatives were Tories --- some even "switched" sides too! Although I've posted some about these more recent Tories, I'm still cautioned by my family with "Shhhhhh. Let's not talk about this!" I glad you posted about your Tory from the Revolution!

Terry Thornton
Fulton, MS
HILL COUNTRY OF MONROE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Janice Brown

Thank you for this very interesting story of the Currie family. We do indeed tend to forget that the American Revolution divided families, much as the Civil War did.

Janice

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