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Mark & Leann McClain


   Welcome to Our Website!

Leann is a Quilter and Embroiderer, who creates memories with fabric.
She can start with your dream or your pieces!

Travel to Mormor Sewing Studio by clicking the photo below.

Fandango Transformation
Frank Smith Photography - Giddings, TX

I'm a proud APQS longarm quilter

TheQuiltShow.com's Quilt of the Day (see it on Facebook)

Hero Star
Quilt of Valor

The Quilt Show Quilt of the Day, Jan. 4, 2014

Mormor's Kids Boutique

Greetings, visitors!
We are Leann & Mark McClain.  We invite you to check out our web site pages.  Our family likes to do crafting and sewing.  Mark creates wooden items and I love to quilt and embroider.  Our daughter, Christina, also has a business.  You can find images of our products on our site if you are looking for a special gift for that special someone.  Genealogy is an interesting sideline and much of our site is devoted to it.  

Browse around our site and feel free to sign our guestbook.  If you don't want the world to see your comments, you may sign the book privately so that only we will know your comments.  Enjoy the site and be sure to stop in again soon.

Relaxing in front of the fire

Summer 2006
Mark & Leann and our Beautiful Grandchildren

Trumpet Playing 1
Mrs. McClain's Music Classroom Page
Lady Liberty Looking For Missing Towers
New York Harbor from Liberty Island

Ongoing Research for Family Trees in the following lines:
Krause CHI Microfilm  
Historic Íland, Sweden windmill
photographed 2004 by Leann McClain

Leann Carlson McClain

January 2012
Our family plus Pastor at Sydney's baptism

Becca's Proud Day at Texas State University
The family in August 2009

Our family in 2005
Our son-in-law returns from Baghdad after a year away

Leann's side of the family includes research of the CARLSON (KARLSSON) lines from Sweden, the KROPUENSKE family lines from Centerville, South Dakota, and the KRAUSE/RIST family - immigrants to South Dakota from Crimea, Russia.  

The NICHOLSON family, Mark's grandmother's maternal side of the family, lived in Cameron & Kearney, Missouri area in the 1930's and earlier. Family folklore had rumored of a James gang connection for years. There was much talk in the family of a friendship with Jesse James.  We now know that the James gang had a significant connection to  the Nicholson family through marriage.  William A. NICHOLSON was a grand-nephew to Mark's ggg-grandfather, Archibald NICHOLSON, and also lived in the same Missouri county as the James family. We have a newspaper obituary glued to the pages in the old Nicholson family Bible, which belonged to Mark's grandmother,  that references William A. NICHOLSON, of Kearney, Missouri, as a brother-in-law to Frank & Jesse JAMES, the well-known outlaws.   
William A.'s sons were 1. Arch  2. Frank  and  3. Fred.
Parents to William A. were James C. & Mary Brockman NICHOLSON.
James C. Nicholson's father was Arthur NICHOLSON, a brother to the Archibald NICHOLSON of our line.
Actually William was a half-brother-in-law to the James brothers, since he married their half-sister, Sally.  The obituary doesn't mention William A. NICHOLSON's spouse, Sarah Louisa "Sally" Samuels (half-sister to Frank and Jesses JAMES) as a survivor, as she was deceased at the time of the obituary.

We would like to know our family's connection to Johnny Monroe NICHOLSON (date 1/17/1907 handwritten on a newspaper clipping glued in the family Bible) of Lathrop, MO (d. age 95). We are guessing he could possibly be a son of Matt NICHOLSON of Lathrop, MO. We have an old photograph of Johnny, but don't know the line from which he descends.  If you can identify him, please contact us.
We have 1850 & 1860 Kentucky census information about Archibald & Mary (WARMOTH)  NICHOLSON of Garrard County, Kentucky, and want to learn more about their heritage and that of their 8 children: Thaddeus W., Emily Jane, Gabrael, James M., Thomas S., William N., John H., Matthew, and Ellen (Mary E). Thomas S., our GG-grandfather, and James were Civil War veterans. James served under Ullyses S. GRANT.


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