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Albert's interests include family and local history, especially colonial era in PA and ME, and in Great Britain and Germany before 1750. He was Genealogist of the Miami Chapter, and is Genealogist, Recording Secretary and former President of the Caloosa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was Elder (Chaplain) of the Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants and of its Myles Standish Colony in southwest Florida and is a founding member of the Henry Samson Colony in Lee County, Florida which he serves as Captain. Our major families of genealogical interest are included in the RSL Name Finder.
Albert owns land - a mini-estate - in Glencoe Wood in Appin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, therefore he is a Laird. Glencoe Wood is part of the Keil Estate which is about 15 miles southwest of Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands. He has many Scottish ancestors, including early MacAlpin, MacCrinan, MacKenneth, Stewart, Campbell, Dunbar and Bruce.
Albert also owns land in northeast Ireland in Glens Wood in the Barony of Lower Glenarm southeast of Ballycastle and west of Cushendun in County Antrim and is therefore a Squire (or Scuibhéirín). Glens Wood is an extension of Craigagh Wood located within the famous Nine Glens of Antrim. His mother was a Conner and he has many Irish ancestors including the "Great Monarch" of Ireland, Brian Boru, his 32nd great grandfather.
Patricia Ann's interests are gardening, Southern-style and French cooking, and hosting parties. She was 2002-2004 Regent of the Coral Gables DAR and 2007-2008 Treasurer of the Caloosahatchee Chapter, Fort Myers, and then a member of the Barefoot Beach Chapter in Bonita Springs, Florida. She is a founding member and was Treasurer of the Henry Samson Colony. She has been a volunteer at our local public library, is 2016-2017 President of the James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. and is a Florida Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. She owns and manages vacation rentals in Sail Harbour. Follow her via Twitter.