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    I have the good, the bad and the ugly... love every one of them!
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    Joseph Patrick Mullen (born February 26, 1957) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins between 1980 and 1997. He was a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams, winning with the Flames in 1989 and the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Mullen turned to coaching in 2000, serving as an assistant in Pittsburgh and briefly as head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He is currently an assistant with the Philadelphia Flyers.

    An undrafted player, Mullen was an all-star for the Boston College Eagles before turning professional in the Blues' organization. He was named the Central Hockey League (CHL) rookie of the year in 1980 and most valuable player in 1981 as a member of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. He won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most gentlemanly player on two occasions as a member of the Flames, as well as the NHL Plus-Minus Award. Mullen was named to the First All-Star Team in 1988–89 and played in three NHL All-Star Games.

    Mullen played with the United States National Team on several occasions, including three Canada Cup tournaments. He was the first American player to score 500 goals and to reach 1,000 points in his career. Mullen received the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1995 in recognition of his contributions to the sport in the United States. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.
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    Also, my sister did geneology on the British and German side of the family. We couldn't much info on the Irish side. Supposedly I have an ancestor, from London, who emigrated to the USA, through Canada and was supposedly the man or one of the men in charge of escorting Abraham Lincoln's body to his burial site. I am more into the genetics side of things so I would have to ask her for a specific name, of the ancestor, next time I see her.

    Sorry, not much of a useful post without a name. I will try to get one but I am in no hurry.
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    About a branch related to some well-known [politicians & artists] Germans.
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    About a branch related to some well-known [politicians & artists] Germans.
    My third cousin is a well-known Canadian musician. One of the [best-selling] songs the band relied on is based on something that has happened to a very close friend of mine. To this day I can not hear this song without breaking into goose bumps
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    I consider them famous, historically, BUT I guess to some people they're not.
    I am directly related to:
    Rebecca Nurse (Salem Witch Trials)
    The Mayhews (who settled Martha's Vineyard and I guess Taylor Swift is also related to them so maybe we are distant cousins? Who knows.)
    John Alden (A Captain on the Mayflower who signed the Mayflower Compact)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimore1937 View Post
    My problem with finding notable people in my tree is that only my maternal grandmother stems from colonial times. The Norwegians, Germans, Austrians came much later. And they were just plain folks.
    To clarify a bit more, the only reason my parents married is because of an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy, i.e. myself. Otherwise my mother, according to her mother, had her sights set on a lawyer (presumably prosperous and Anglo), while my dad probably would've married someone with Norskie roots. So my colonial connections are an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimore1937 View Post
    To clarify a bit more, the only reason my parents married is because of an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy, i.e. myself. Otherwise my mother, according to her mother, had her sights set on a lawyer (presumably prosperous and Anglo), while my dad probably would've married someone with Norskie roots. So my colonial connections are an accident.
    Did they stay married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    Did they stay married?
    My immediate family story is plainly boring. But yes, my parents stayed married until I was in High School in Florida; we moved down from Wisconsin earlier. My dad deserted us. I also had a brother (now deceased, in Texas) and have a sister (married in South Carolina). So we were poor when it came time for me to go to college, leaving me little choice but to join the army. My grades in high school weren't very impressive anyway. The air force recruiters were always out to lunch, and I didn't love the water enough to join the navy. And I was too wimpy for the marines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimore1937 View Post
    My immediate family story is plainly boring. But yes, my parents stayed married until I was in High School in Florida; we moved down from Wisconsin earlier. My dad deserted us. I also had a brother (now deceased, in Texas) and have a sister (married in South Carolina). So we were poor when it came time for me to go to college, leaving me little choice but to join the army. My grades in high school weren't very impressive anyway. The air force recruiters were always out to lunch, and I didn't love the water enough to join the navy. And I was too wimpy for the marines.
    Thanks, I didn't mean to pry, but I just get curious how situations work out.

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