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Linton Church on Linton Tower Knoll in Linton Parish, Scotland

Did you know this year 2016, is the 856th Anniversary of the building of Linton Parish Church. The Romanesque style nave and chancel church was built in 1160, on Linton knoll next to Linton Tower in Parish Linton, Northumbria Scotland. Parish Linton is located in the district of Kelso, old County Roxburgh, 6 miles (South East by South) from Kelso in present day, County Scottish Borders, Scotland.

                                                                   Linton Parish Church. 




Did you Know, that Kirk Louis Linton (1914-1987) was the 2nd cousin 5 times removed of the 5th President of the United States, James MONROE (1758-1831). James’ grandaunt was Susanna MONROE (1693-1752). Susanna married William LINTON, Sr (1706-1733) in 1728, in Hamilton Parish, Prince William County Virginia. William LINTON and Susanna MONROE were the 4th great-grandfather and great-grandmother of Annie Lucretia Cronk (1888-1956) and the 5th great-grandfather and great-grandmother of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).

Cousin President James MONROE (1758-1831)

President James Monroe (1758-1831) Find A Grave

Below: President James Monroe (1758-1831) Lithograph by Knapp, circa 1897 (Library of Congress)

Lord Gualter de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097)

28th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)


Terry Louis Linton © 2011-2016

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2011

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VI, Issue 2, Summer © 2011, ISSN 1941-3521

updated November 24, 2016


Lord Gualter de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097) Ethnarch of Caen, de Sémerville In Nord, Normandy, France.      Gualter or "Walter" was the 28th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

This year, 2016 is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, which occurred on October 14, 1066. The battle took place during the Norman conquest of England between the Norman-French army of Duke William (1027-1087) II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold (1022-1066) de Godwinson II.

The battle was fought at Senlac Hill, approximately 61 miles northwest of village of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle East Sussex, County Sussex. The battle of Hastings was a decisive Norman victory.

King Harold (1022-1066) II was killed in the battle. Legend has it that he was shot through the eye with an arrow by Lord Gualter de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097) Ethnarch of Caen, de Sémerville In Nord, Normandy, France. Gualter or "Walter" was the 28th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) King Harold II became the last English king to die in battle on English soil until Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

The battle Hasting marked the last time a foreign invasion of the British Isles had been successful. Although there was further English resistance, this battle is seen as the point at which William the Conquer gained control of England, becoming its first Norman ruler as King William (1027-1087) I.

Battle of Hasting, October 14, 1066, oil painting by Henry DuPray.


Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812)

3rd great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).

7th cousin five times removed of Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954)


Terry Louis Linton © 2012

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication 2012

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles on Facebook this day in history © 2012

Updated November 24, 2016


December 18, 1771, this is the 245th Anniversary of Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) of Baltersea Plantation, Charles County, Maryland, dinning at Mount Vernon Plantation with Martha and General George Washington. Henry and his sister Mary STONESTREET (1738-1805) and her husband Humphrey PEAKE (1732-1785) of Willow Springs Plantation, Gum Springs, Fairfax County, Virginia. were guests of at dinner at Mount Vernon, according to the December 18, 1771, entry in Washington's diary. Henry was the 7th cousin five times removed of Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) and the 3rd great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987). George WASHINGTON (1731/32-1799) was the 6th cousin five times removed of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).

Below: General George Washington (1732-1799) oil painting copyright Mount Vernon Ladies Association

Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958)

Brakeman, Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad


Terry Louis Linton © 2008

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 2008

First Published Linton Bird Chronicles Volume III Issue 3, Fall © 2008 ISSN 1941-3521

updated October 11, 2014


Charles Edward Linton (1890-1958) on December 1, 1909, married Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956). They were married by Reverent Jas H. Sener, with the consent of her father, in person, Alexandria, Virginia. Charlie & Annie had seven children: John Edward Charles Linton (1910-1911); Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990); Kirk Louis Linton(1914-1987); Georganna Linton (1916-1916); Theodore Francis Linton (1917-1970); Bernadette Thelma LINTON Butler (1921-2014); Madeline Elizabeth LINTON Bly (1922-1991).

Charles, on April 15, 1918, joined the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Charles was a brakeman for the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad for over 38 years. Charles worked at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia.


to be continued