Erin Taylor is the descendant of English, Irish, Cherokee, Cajun, land-owning, land-thieving, courageous, questionable, homesteading and homicidal American settlers. She is the mother to five children, author of two books, and works professionally as a disability advocate in Oklahoma. Erin’s daughter, Gwyn, designed the blog’s banner using original artwork.
Alice Martin Bishop is her 10x great grandmother and blog co-author Kristin Luce is her distant yet, close to Erin’s heart, Martin cousin. Other writings and image work by Erin Taylor can be found at ETCofErin.com (2015).
Kristin Luce was happily researching her 19th-century Pennsylvania Luces when Erin Taylor wheedled her into this blog, but she is enjoying getting to know her Plymouth Colony ancestors, and trying not to confuse the Pilgrims and the Puritans.
A freelance editor, Kristin is the mother of two daughters and lives on the California coast. She is grateful to Erin for encouraging her to start writing again.
In the future, we will consider guest submissions to this post. Appropriate use of primary and secondary source material, topical relevance, and editing on our part are all part of the process of being a guest blogger.