Daniel Urquhart was my Great Great Grandfather. He was born in 1838 or 39. He was born in Nova Scotia, Canada . He got married to Catherine Pratt in 1864 at the age of 26. They went on to have about 10 children. I don’t know how many lived to adulthood. He was a farmer. Lately, I have been thinking, his life must have been so hard. When I think of my ancestors, he is always the first one who comes to mind. I try to imagine his life. What were his private thoughts? Was he happy? Did he love his wife? I hope so. His father was one of the earliest settlers in Nova Scotia. His grandfather came from Scotland. Is it his voice I hear in the quiet moments? What does he want me to know? I wish I had a picture but I kind of see him in my mind. What would you tell me if you were here?
Still wondering about ancestral memories. Who is calling me and what do they want to tell me. It’s not an audible sound, it’s like a knowing in my being. There’s an echo of old voices. Some say we have one ancestor that watches over us. I feel this. Is it you, Daniel?