At some point in time, everyone asks where did I come from? A better question would probably be where I am going? I will admit though, I was intrigued to know where I came from, and luckily I found out…
So Where did I come from?
Glad you asked, but sit back because it is going to take some time to get where I am going…
Most people know about Adam and Eve, then they had a boy named Seth (Cain and Able stole his thunder for a bit).
Seth had a boy named Canan, and he had a kid named Mahalaleel. He obviously didn’t want his kid Jard to go through the same issue spelling his name. Jared had Enoch, which taught his son Methuselah to live a long time.
Methuselah taught his son Lamech some good things because he taught his son Noah how to be righteous.
Noah had Shem, and Shem had Arphaxad, and Noah got to live long enough to see his Great- Grandson Salah, and Great Great- Grandson Eber born.
Eber had Peleg, and he had Reu (King of Lagash), Lagash became the land of Ur and was ruled by his son Serug. Then along came Nahor, but Nahor was pretty old when he had Terah, who of course is Father Abraham’s Father. Abraham you know was about to kill Isaac, but didn’t and he had Levi… You know the priest. But those priests got married and had a lot of kids.
Tribe of Levi
Levi had, Kohath, who had Amaram, who had Aaron, who had Eleazer, who had Phineas, who had Abishuah, who had Bukki, who had Uzzi, who had Zerahiah, who had Meraioth, who had Amariah, who had Ahitub, who had Zadok, who had Ahamaaz, who had Azariah, who had Johanon, who had another Azariah, who had Amariah, who had Ahitub, who had Meraioth, who had Zadok, who had… yet another Azariah, who had Hilkial, who had… Azariah (obviously this was a name like “Michael” back then), and he had Seraiah, who had Josedech, who had Joshuah, who had Joiakim, who had Eliashib, who had Joiadah, who had Johanan, who had Juddual, who had Oniah, who had Simon, who had a girl…..
Since Girls couldn’t be priests that was the last one of those people, but the amazing thing about her, she liked the royal life and married Mattathias Ha-David. Which is obviously was named that because of his relationship tKingng David. Then they had a kid named Joseph, and they had a boy named Janna, despite that being a girls name.
Janna decided to name his kid’s silly names and had Melchi, and Melchi went back several generations for his son’s name… Levi. Levi had a son name Matthat, and he had a son named Joseph, which since there were so many Joseph’s running around people called him Joseph of Arimathea. Joseph had a Junior, they called Joseph Josephus of Arimathea, and his son ended up being an heir the throne Alain Li Gros King of Grail.
Lineage of the Holy Grail
His son was named Joshua and had a son named Joshua, and he had a son named Amminadam. His son’s name was really long, confusing, and weird so they just called him N. Animadab. If you check the history books you will see N. had a boy named Catheloys, and he had a boy named Manuel. Manuel was the Frank Zappa of his generation and named his son Titurel Roi Pecheur, and his son was named Frimutel of Britons.
Order of Knights
His son was Grandmaster of Boaz Anfortas Order of the Grail. Such a grand name for a grand heritage. His daughter decided she wanted to merge some of the ancient empires and married Marcomir V Duke of the Franks.
Merge of Kingdoms
With the Frankish empire going full force you had Pharamond, the Clodius, who had some really long hair. Then his son Merovech married the princess of Sweden making their kingdom even bigger.
They had a boy named Siegbert, but everyone called him “the Lame” which I assume meant something different then. The lame dude had a son name Chloderic Clovis, and he had a daughter named Deuteria Gallo, that married someone named Wambert Ferreolus, who was also Frankish royalty (which would have been a little too close for my comfort)
Their boy was Ausbert, and then he had Arnoldus of Saxony. His son was a saint named Arnolph, and he had a duke named Anchises, and he had a duke named Martin. Martin, of course, had Claribert. And Clairbert’s daughter married Pepin who was short. The tiny king had a son name, Charlemagne… yes THE Charlemagne, and he had a boy named Emreror Louis.
The Bald King
Emperor Louis had a blad baby boy named Charles, and they had a daughter named Judith. Judith married Fanders and they had a boy named Baldwin, and his son was named Arnulf. Who loved the name Baldwin so much, he had a boy named Baldwin.
Count of Flanders
Baldwin the third had Arnulph de Flanders and married the princess of Italy, then had a girl named Maud who married a man named William. Bill and Maud had Guilaume, and Guilaume had a Guilaume, and he had a Guilaume, and since everyone else in the story changes their name at the 3rd They had a Hamon, who had a Hamon, who had a Hamon, and they had a girl named Isabelle.
8th Lord of Dutton
Isabelle and her hubby Hugh Dutton, Had a Hugh, but the funny thing was his day was a Hugh, so the 3rd Hugh a Thomas, and Thomas had a Hugh who had a Hugh who had a Hugh and That Hugh had a Thomas who had a girl named Joanna.
Final English Royalty
Jonna married some random dude name John and they had a boy named Gilbert, and Gilbert had a daughter named Joan which married some royal guy named Richard. Since they were both royal they named their son Thomas and he was a knight in England.
Trip to America
Thomas’s daughter Ellen married John Bond (not to be confused with James Bond) and they had a boy named Thomas, and then he had a boy named Richard who had a boy named John, but most people called him Major Bond because he was in the military. Even though most people think he was actually a Captain.
So Mr. Major Captin had Benjamin who had a boy named Francis, and he had a boy named Charles, and he had a boy named Nathaniel. Nathaniel had a daughter named Mary Walker Bond, and she married a guy named Thomas Hilley.
Thomas Hilley had a son named William Hilley, and he had a daughter named Elizabeth Hilley, and she married someone with her dad’s name… William
Horses, buggies, and telegraphs…
William Barron and Elizabeth had a boy named William, and as the story goes every time there are 3 names in a row… the name changes. Mattie Barron was born, and she Married John Thomas Pennington. John and Mattie had Sarah Delilah Pennington, which of course I think is a wonderful lady, who married my Great-grand Father Elder Radar Tolbert. Which of course those two had Johnny Utah (Tolbert) and he had a Johnny Utah (Tolbert)
Where I come from…
Now that particular Johnny Utah never had a Johnny of his own, but he did have a boy named…
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