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About Gladys Taber's Family Tree
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"As I reflect on our time I feel sure the basic values of life are not changed, or the basic experiences. We are born, we grow into maturity, we die according to the law of nature. Our highly mechanized civilization has not redesigned the human heart. We find happiness, we suffer sorrow, we make our contribution to the world around us, whether it be a blessing or a disaster. Every man's life is entangled with others." From Harvest of Yesterdays


Introduction For decades this woman's name was commonplace in homes across the United States. An author, a teacher, a Mother and the best friend a Cocker Spaniel's ever had. Gladys Taber became the voice of the common woman and a champion of the same. She prided herself on being from solid Yankee stock. In an attempt to pay tribute to this remarkable woman by researching and recording her family history it became evident very early on that there were no "humble beginnings" to be found here. With each passing day came new revelations that were a genealogist's dream. Gladys Leonae Bagg Taber is herself the sum of some of the most extraordinary individuals that this world has known. In her books, Gladys wrote with quiet pride of her ancestor, Cotton Mather, the Puritan minister who influenced Colonial America. If that were the only highlight in her lineage, then she would have a rich heritage. Upon further investigation however, one touches Kings and Queens and nobility from every corner of the globe. To open the Old Testament is to look into the family history of Gladys Taber. Enjoy the pages before you and in reading about these people from the past, you'll have an insight into the heart of Gladys Taber. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I recently re-read Harvest of Yesterdays and Especially Father. In doing so I wondered about her ancestors. I already knew about Richard Mather and Cotton Mather, but what of the others? Who were they? I was not prepared whatsoever for the stunningly rich heritage that unfolded before me. She did not know very much about the Raybold side of her family because they seemed to be "put in the shade" by the Bagg side which was like royalty to her. What she could not have known is that her mother's side is equally as rich and connects to her father's side with the powerful de Meschines family in Cheshire, England, as well as in Normandy, France. William the Conqueror was her 27th. great grandfather. Gladys Taber's family tree has been a joy to explore and will always be a work in progress. Research is done using my membership to Ancestry, as well as the LDS site, Familysearch.com. Google has also been very useful! In order to protect the privacy of the living members of her family, none are named and no details are listed for them. The tree starts with Mrs. Taber and then goes back in time through the Bagg and Raybold lines. You can browse her tree by clicking back through the family names, or by the alphabetical menu. You can also explore from the photo gallery. If you need any help, or have any questions, please post them in the discussion board listed in the links below. I would like to thank my dear friend Shelley Rogers for writing the lovely introduction and for helping me search. We have had hilarious telephone conversations which chiefly consisted of gasps and stunned silences! I would also like to thank Rita Kovacs for allowing me to use her beautiful artwork. Susan Stanley Sadly, on February 2, 2007 Susan Stanley passed away. This genealogy was a labor of love for her and a great source of joy. Susan will be missed by her husband Mike, her children and her grandson and the countless friends that she made throughout her all too short life. This site is as much a tribute to Susan as it is to Gladys Taber. Susan, you are missed. Shelley Rogers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Where could I travel to? What would tempt me? I am already here, I don't have to step outside the yard. I am here, where my heart is." From Harvest at Stillmeadow

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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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