I am in the process of writing “the Book” on one part of the Calhoun Family. ROBERT CHARLES CALHOUN and ELIZABETH ANN PARKE were my husband’s great-grandparents.
I have collected a 3-inch binder-full of material on them and on their children. I have found so many interesting things that the documents have uncovered about this amazing group of people. I am trying to decide how many documents I will include in the PDF-book that I am creating. I am in the process of deciding the page layout…what will look aesthetically pleasing? (I worked on my high school yearbook and was on the layout staff, so I know a little bit about this.)
This is actually less fun than collecting the data but it is the reason I collected all this data…to tell their story.
Their story started in Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland. Robert was a teacher in the Church of Ireland school. Eliza was either a student or a teacher’s assistant. Romance ensued. They married in Feb 1872 and got on a ship for Canada. They had 10 children (that I could find a record of), with 3 of those children dying in childhood. I want to tell this story in the right way. Can I do it?