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Family Tree Branches - Drueke/ Roberson/Sullivan & Spence

Updated March 14, 2001

Lydia D Gipson

3713 Fox Trail Circle

Huntsville, Alabama 35810

A-United States

(256)852-1145

trailya@aol.com


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This web site was created as a way to store information about the family of Johann Bernhard Drueke. Johann was born in the Village of Wewer, near Paderborn of Westphalia, Germany on the 17 th day of November in 1853. He arrived in America in the Year of 1870 by the steamer "Lafayette". Johann changed his name to John Bernard Drueke.
This web site is for the Sullivans, descendants of Kings of the Milesian line who founded Ireland.The sixteenth century scholar, O'Flherty, fixes the Milesian invasion of Ireland at about 1000 B.C. - the time of Solomon. It is proven that the celts whenceover they came, had, before the dawn of history, subjected the German people and established themselves in Central Europe. At about the date we have mentioned, a great Celtic wave, breaking westward over the Rhine, penetrated into England, Scotland, and Ireland. Of the Milesians, Eber and Eremon divided the land of Ireland between them - Eremon getting the Northern half of the Island, and Eber the Southern. The Northeastern corner was accorded to the children of their brother (Ir) who was killed in battle, and the Southwestern corner to their cousin Lughaid, the son of Ith. The oft-told story says that when Eber and Eremon had divided their followers, each taking an equal number of soldiers and an equal number of men of every craft, there remained a harper and a poet. Drawing lots for these, the harper fell to Eremon and the Poet to Eber - which explains why, ever since, that the North of Ireland has been celebrated for Music, and the South for Song. The peace fell upon the land then, and the happiness of the Milesians, was only broken, when, after a year, Eber's wife discovered that she must be possessed of the three pleasantest hills in Eirinn, else she could not remain one other night on the Island. Now the pleasantest of all the Irish hills was Tara, which lay in Eremon's half. And Eremon's wife would not have the covetousness of the other woman satisfied at her expense. So, because of the quarrel of the women, the beautiful peace of the Island was broken by battle. Eber was beaten, and the high sovereignty settled upon Eremon. Sullivan descended form Eber. Some generations farther down the line of Eber, Oilioll Oluim, King of Munster, dying in 234 A.D.,had seven sons, one of whom, Eoghan Fou the "Eugenian" line which includes MacCarthys, O'Sullivans, and O'Keeffes. Affiliations are important to the Irish Filidh: a genealogy, in their terms, includes the entire group of related families (as apposed to a pedigree, which involves only vertical descents along a male line. **** King Mil, or Milesius, traveled from his native Spain to Scythia and Egypt with his people, acquiring on his journey the various arts valued by the ancient Gaels: druidism, judging, poetry, history, story-telling, music, etc.
This web site is for the descendants of Andrew Robertson and Elizabeth Monroe, of Inverness-Shire Scotland.

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