This began as a small site in which to record the memories of my maternal relations, but almost immediately, many hands began to enrich these pages. David Randall, a descendant of William Hannaford Randall continues his scholarly and exhaustive study of the descendants of
Jonas Randall. The memories of his relation Francis Ballard Randall
have helped greatly to illuminate the lives of William H. Randall's remarkable descendants.
I thank my mother, Ann Holland, for her vivid descriptions of our Holland forebears
and for collecting and preserving many photographs and papers relating to the
Knower and Randall families. My husband, Mason Klinck Jr., located and photographed
the Benjamin Knower plot at Albany Rural Cemetery. Many e-mail correspondents
have contributed stories and information; recently Janet Birch of Vermont; Anne E. Knower, also of Vermont, and Yvonne deVere of Georgia. Philip Rand has contributed
his memories of Joseph Stratton Knower's descendants and Della Noel Knower, who recently updated her Massachusetts family's line. Mary Prinz of New Orleans, a descendant of Agnes Adelaide
Randall, has helped greatly in tracing that line (Mary, please write, we're worried about you); and we thank our cousin Constance
in Paris for her help with identifying the French descendants of Benjamin Knower.
Anthony L'Orsa, an Allen family descendant, has contributed a wonderful family
picture. The late Dora Cornelia Carroll generously contributed her collection
of Fabbri family photographs. Cynthia Hardy Luongo Cassidy is working with us
on the Holland branch and has contributed many photographs which are being added
to the site. Sarah Fitzgerald, parish historian for St. George's Church, Valley Lee, Md. has recently provided a wealth of information about Vaughan/Murphy family connections there. Thank you all!
Errors are my own, and everything is a work in progress; please
write to me, Emily Randall, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any corrections,
additions or discussion.