Category Archives: Alexander K. Pavellas

Remembrances and Impressions of an Ancestor I Never Met

Asbury Harpending, Jr. Born: 14 September 1839, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky Died: 1923, Manhattan, New York Asbury’s Father: Asbury Harpending, Sr. Born: 10 October 1790, New York State Died: 7 October 1873, Princeton, Caldwell County, Kentucky Asbury’s Mother: born 1808 … Continue reading

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Beards of Men

Beards seem to be in fashion again. Younger men tend to have shorter beards than older men. In some portions of the younger set it is fashionable even to appear merely unshaven for a few days. One sees advertisements, usually … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Asbury Harpending, Jr.

My father and his aunt Genevieve told me much about Great-grandfather Asbury Harpending, Jr. Their stories caused me to feel, in my earliest remembered days, that my life began with his life on his fateful journey, at age 16, from … Continue reading

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Notes for a Memoir: Isadora Duncan and Raymond Duncan

A person begins in the far reaches of human history, his genes and cultural and family traits having been given him from countless predecessors. I present today and in succeeding Notes several predecessors of whom I am most aware before … Continue reading

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San Francisco During The Great Depression, WWII, FDR, Brooklyn, Berkeley and the US Navy

I have been writing a memoir of the years 1937-1958, dated from my birth to when I mustered out of the U.S. Navy at age 21. Before recounting my actual memories, and the memories of what family members have told … Continue reading

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Who’s your Ur-mama?

In his book The Seven Daughters of Eve, scientist-author Bryan Sykes presents “the classification of all modern Europeans into seven groups, the mitochondrial haplogroups. Each haplogroup is defined by set of characteristic mutations on the mitochondrial genome, and can be … Continue reading

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