Buffalo Bill, Chocolate, and Scottish Aristocracy
By Frances Hansen
I have grown up with stories of be being related to the following
No. 1: I am related to Buffalo Bill. As close as I can get to
that one is one of my grandfather's uncles married a lady named Cody. This
marriage was in Oregon.
No. 2: Hershey. I have hunted for a Hershey connection, and
there doesn't appear to be one. However, my Grandmother Elizabeth Burson McCrea
Bailey said herself she was related to the Candy Making Family and had received
invitations to their family reunions. Grandma was born in PA..
No. 3: And the other one is a direct line to the Duke of Argyle
in Scotland. My great great Grandmother had come from Ireland and a generation
before the family had lived in Scotland. I don't know where to start on this
one. It was a Bailey family, settled in Coal Valley, Illinois.
The Iowa connection in that I was born and have lived my entire
life in Iowa. I have ancestors who were great family historians, but these
things were all oral tradition.