My Grandmother Della Witham, who was married to Clifford B. Witham Sr. gave me a copy of The Modern Science Of Paper Making by George Strong Witham Sr.. I still have it in storage.
I was a paul bearer for Aunt Elisebeth from NH when she was buried in Hudson Falls NY back 34 years ago. There are 2 family burial sections for the Withams in Hudson Falls. Isacc I remember is buried there. I learned somewhere he died in Louisiana I think, maybe from the Civil War ? I was shocked as a 12 year old when I turned around and relised I was standing on his grave ( during Aunt Elisebeth's funeral)
I would like to help in any way I can to complete a FULL Family Tree. I really want to know what makes me tick :)
My Dad Clifford Bovee Witham Jr., was a politically active man (who detested political corruption) and former Navy Fighter Pilot during WW II. Our family lived in Glend Falls were I was born and then later moved to Harris Bay on lake George, NY where Mom (Anita Witham) and Dad built what is today the Harris Bay Yacht Club (You Can See It On The Internet Web Page the current owners post)
I am I guess a lot like Dad. I am as I write researching Political Campaign Finance and the Money Trail for addition to The great texas bank Job. I am writing from a College computer terminal at SMSU in Springfield Missouri. I spent 26 years in Texas, researching and litigating matters connected to the massice S&L and Banking/Campaign Finance Conspiracies (Campaign Finance Schemes) our nation is currently embroiled in. Suffice it to say the Whitewater S&L Looting in Arkansas is but one of many thousands of simular Bank Fraud/Land Development Conspiracies. You can find a little about me at THE GREAT TEXAS BANK JOB also on the internet. I pre-warn you it is a very explosive and illuminating compilation of TRUTH.
In any event I am I guess Bit Of A Radical. I have always seemed to be this way. I grew up just a few minutes from Fort William Henry and Fort Edward, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Ann and Fort Schuylerville at Lake George NY. I think maybe my Radicalness is IN MY DNA ? I am reasearching our ROOTS to maybe find answers to why I am and Who I am. I am a bit stupid :) exactly what is our relationship ? I mean are we distanct Cousins, Aunts, Uncles what ?
I have spent many years studying Law, Humanity, Religion, Politics, Science and experimenting at Life In General. I think maybe Witham's have extra DNA or something, I know my dad was an Intelligence Officer for the navy and In Fact had a Photographic Mind NO KIDDING.
I currently have a small farm on a Mountain In Chadwick, Missouri. We have horses and racoons, dogs, cats rabbits and lots of wildlife. I feel a bit like a Hillbilly but I guess New England had them before Missouri was granted Statehood. I lived 26 years in Houston, Texas were I helped build skyscrapers (including the Enron headquaters) and most all the bank Towers that were LOOTED in the Bank and S&L Scandal. My background in engineering and construction techniques were aquired I guess during working for Dad at his various businesses (the Marina at the Swamp/ East Shores Harbour/ Now The Harris bay Yacht Club and oh yeah maybe a little George S Witham Sr DNA. His book is facinating reading. G S W Sr. was as far as I can tell an incredible person of character and skill. A machine and efficency expert who managed large numbers of workers in very, very large paper making mills and saw mills. A true Mountain Man Gentleman of sorts I guess.
Thank You So Much for your research. My Family ties have been scattered for many years (The Lost Withams) as when dad died, he had been worked over pretty good by Corrupt/ Mafia/ Politician Types in Warren County, NY. Dad lost all his businesses and died in obscurity as a broke BUT NOT Broken Man. He left this world after indurring many hardships, but I will always hold a deep love and respect for him and my Mother for as long as I live. dad had a saying when times were rough "Up Witham" he would say, just to get us kids to smile.
My Brother Clifford B. III died in 1972 Gelns Falls
Dad Died in 1974 Glens Falls
Mom Died 1996 in Mass (Anita Farmilo Witham)
My Sisters are Georgia Witham Bain (Queens Bury NY)
Tracy Witham MacDonald ( Scroon lake NY)
Heather Witham Carbone (Mass)
Brooke Lee Witham (Glens falls)
and my only Brother Bradford Norcross Witham lives in Florida
My Children are Evelyn 17 and Sarah 12 and Debra Stuart Witham is my Wife we live in Missouri presently.
God Bless and Thanks SO MUCH
--- Beth Nasberg-Sutter <email@example.com
> Greetings from Boothbay Harbor, Maine!
> I was so suprised to get your message! It has been
> a long time since I
> touched my research but will gladly do my best to
> help you with what scant
> information I have.
> My Mom is Helen Francis Witham b. 1929. Her father
> was Willard "Jennings'"
> Witham; his father was Willard Franklin Witham
> (brother to George); his
> father was Isaac Witham. I will post the Witham
> info I have up to Ancestry
> as soon as I can.
> I live on the coast of Maine in a beautiful harbor
> town. I am the youngest
> of two daughters born to Helen Francis Witham. My
> sister Brenda lives on
> the other end of the state (7 hours north of me) in
> Stockholm. My sister
> interviewed our grandfather (nephew to George Sr.)
> and recorded him on
> cassett. If you might be interested, I'll see if she
> can find it and mail a
> copy to you.
> > Beth Witham Nasberg Date: 17 Oct 2000 5:10 AM GMT
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> > My Mom is Helen Francis Witham b. 1929. Her
> > were Willard Jennings Witham Augusta, ME and
> > Cates, Addison,ME. His parents were Willard
> > Witham (born Sept 6, 1863 in Lennox MA died 1945
> > Augusta, ME)and Anna Johanson/Osborn. Willard F.
> had a
> > daughter Ida from a previous marraige to a Reid.
> > Anna had a daughter from a previous marraige,
> > Osborn born in MN. Willard F.and Anna had 2
> > Willard J. and Rosa. Willard F.'s parents were
> > and Sarah.
> > Willard F. had at least 1 brother,George S. Sr., a
> > paper maker who lived in N.Y. George had a
> > daughter(name unknown)who played the violin.
> > Charles Witham is also a family member, b.
> > in Liberty, ME, perhaps a brother to Issac.
> > Any help finding info on these or other Maine
> > would be appreciated!
> > I had an Aunt Elisebeth (Witham ?) who is buried
> > Hudson Falls NY along with many members of the
> > Family. I was told during Elisebeth's funeral
> that I
> > was named after Isacc Witham ? But I am not sure.
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