Monday, May 2, 2016

Ancestors, for lack of a better

The medical puzzle continues, some meds work, others not so much.

Despite not posting often, I've been reading many of your blogs. What a varied, different lot you are. Birds, politics, flowers and gardens to inspire envy, visits to the ER, something for everyone. Thanks to all for the entertainment and enlightenment.

So here's mine, of interest to damn near none, except perhaps the youngest who is doing a paper on Lane County pioneer history.


Charnelton Mulligan 1826-1899. My Great-great-grandfather. Came to the Oregon Territory in 1847, partnered with Eugene Skinner to each donate 40 acres for the founding of the city of Eugene Oregon. Eugene sounds better than Charnelton, hence the city name. The main drag through downtown is Charnelton St, and there is a park with his name. 

My eldest through him is a 5th gen Oregonion. 

As I said, of interest to few. 

My grandkid did mention ze is happy zer doesn't have to bring potential boyfriends home to meet him. 

13 comments:

  1. Interesting piece of family history. Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. What a great name he had! :)

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  3. Because of the way my wires are, when I first saw the name, I read Chameleon, and found it fantastic. Even after I corrected myself, the story was entertaining.

    Hope you're doing okay. I hope to post a story soon for perusal...

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  4. Nice that you can trace your roots to such an historic place. Must make you think of how times were back then. Sorry for your health challenges.

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    1. One of the advantages to being a late son (my dad was 51 when I was born) is that I heard stories about Oregon and Eugene from times before electricity and most modern conveniences.

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  5. I think it's pretty cool, but then I like ancestor stories.

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  6. He was a rugged looking old man. In spite of your view, Michael, I think it was a pretty interesting post.

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    1. He did look like a tough old cob, didn't he.

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  7. I've always thought Mulligan is a cheerful-sounding name. Did anything get named Mulligan?

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    1. Yes, a rather nondescript park in Eugene, Charnelton Mulligan Park. Also one of the main drags, Charnelton St.

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  8. Pretty cool looking man. They really don't make them like that anymore.

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  9. Family history is very interesting to me, so I really like this stuff. Potential boyfriends would be shaking in their boots meeting this stern looking fellow.

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