Hi! I am a retired teacher, originally from Wisconsin, but living in California since the 1980s. Like most American Baby Boomers, I have a lot of ancestors besides the Cornish ones. My dad's paternal line came from Gwennap (Lean/Trelease), Camborne (Bennetts - however they moved to Mary Tavy in Devon), and Breage (James, Rodda). They emigrated to Mineral Point, WI and then northern Michigan in the mid-1800s, and my paternal grandfather was born in Osceola MI in 1897. My 2nd great grandfather was a Justice of the Peace - William Lean (1821/1819 to 1884). He and his wife Jane (Bennetts) had 18 children (!) and my great grandfather was the 18th! My late father was a member of the local Cornish society in Wisconsin for many years, and I grew up eating pasties and saffron buns; always proud of the Cornish side of my heritage. I also do genealogical research as a hobby, Now that I am retired I hope to be able to visit Cornwall soon, as I have never been. .