Saturday, February 23, 2008

That's a lot of greats!

I just learned that my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather, John McMullan, was a tailor and he cut out and made the first military suit worn by George Washington after he was made Commander-in-Chief of the Army. The tailor's chest, made of cypress, which John McMullan brought from Ireland was passed down through the family and from what I can understand is still in the family somewhere in Mississippi. How cool is that?

3 comments:

Octavine Illustration said...

i love family history...what a "great" story! thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. you made my day.
i wonder where that tailor's chest is in mississippi? in an attic? a bedroom? i can picture it now....what an incredible family heirloom.

LazyTcrochet said...

Wow! that's fascinating!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, so that means that we basically played a very important role in history! (This is Hannah.)Where would America be today without the suit that George Washington wore?...