One of the fascinating things about researching the family tree is the finding of the twists and turns, the gnarled branches and deep roots that I never knew were there. One of the other fascinating things to find are the coincidences and seemingly trivial tidbits of information.
My Great-Grandmother on my father’s side was named Jennie McClung. And that’s really all I knew for most of my life. Until recently when I started doing research for the family tree. I have found that the McClungs have a rich history, going back to the American Revolution and on backward to Scotland, as do the Ralstons, although much of the history still needs to be uncovered.
When I was researching the marriage of my Great-Great-Grandparents, Isaac McClung and Mary Ralston, I searched for them on google. One of the first bits of information I uncovered were the McClung and Ralston family coat of arms.
The McClung Family Coat of Arms:
This arms on the McClung shield is a squirrel.
The Ralston Family Coat of Arms:
The arms on the Ralston shield are three acorns.
I think their marriage was fated …