Emperor Charlemagne

King Charles I of France (Charlemagne) is a grandfather to many persons in our family tree. As a result we have many kings, queens, dukes, duchesses, etc. as grandparents and cousins.


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Our ancestral lines include Mitchell, Clark, Jones, Moore, Allbright, Albright, Albrecht, Robinson, Phares, Brough, Vanderpool, Gibson, Guinn, Campbell, Brashears, and Brazil, and many more.

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Wynant Gerritse Van Der Poel

The Wynants Kill is a 15.8-mile-long (25.4 km) stream which has its source at Glass Lake near Averill Park, New York, and terminates at the Hudson River at Troy, New York. The stream is named after Wijnant Gerritsen van der Poel (1617–1699), a Dutch cabinet maker from Meppel who owned a sawmill on it in the 1650s,[3][4] while kill is from an archaic Dutch word for "stream".