Deep American Roots
When I was 12 I was given an assignment to write about someone famous or important that I was related to, and so through an aunt (my mother’s sister) whose husband was a Mormon I got a package in the mail with some info on my Kellogg line, but it only went back to my great grandparents. So being the industrious kid that I was I wrote about W. K. Kellogg. My teacher asked if I was really related to him and I said probably, how could I not be! She was not to impressed. But that gave me the genealogy bug, and finally after over 30 years, I can proudly say ‘Yes I am distantly related to W.K. Kellogg and to many other famous people (actors, actresses, presidents, etc.) through my Kellogg-Foote lineage. Beginning with my first ancestor to come to America before it was the USA – Lt. Joseph Kellogg and his first wife Joanna (Foote) Kellogg. One in particular famous distant relative from this line is Clint Eastwood, but there are many more, too many to name right off of the top of my head. And Lt. Joseph Kellogg’s great grandson (my line) was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. So I am working on getting that information together to apply to the DAR. This is only one side of my huge family tree. Still looking into the proof of my Native American side. It would be so good to see Clint Eastwood or any of my other distant cousins on your show..hint, hint.