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Clemo Family History Book
Posted by: Owen Calhoun (ID *****4100) Date: September 21, 2009 at 17:11:49
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My father, Orval Calhoun, published four volumes of family history called, "Our Calhoun Family", which originates from Clan Colquhoun in Scotland. Each of these books are over 750 pages in hard back cover.

During his research, he was in touch with hundreds and hundreds of researchers and genealogists from all over the world. One of his contacts was a Percy Lloyd Climo, born and raised in my father's home town of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, who was researching the Clemmow Family tree.

Percy, along with Frederick Hedley Barker Climo of Great Britain, published a book titled, "Mabinogi an Clem" the story of the children of Clem.

My parents have passed on some time ago and I have many of my father's genealogy possessions and my brother and I are selling my father's four volumes of Calhoun Family History.

I have in my possession a copy of the Clemmow Family History book and unbelievably, the earliest known references of the family Clem is from 450 A.D. up to the time of printing in September of 1975. The book is 240 pages in hardback cover with an index and appendix and is very well done and easy to follow with lots of stories and references.

There are Climos, Clemos & Clemows, etc. from all over the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain & Canada with numerous family photos, homesteads & charts. This is a goldmine of Clemo family history and should be in the hands of a Clemo family member. Percy Climo exchanged his book for one of my father's books in 1976. My father's family history book that was traded for it is priced at $120.50 USD which includes shipping charges.

The following was taken from the back cover of the Clemo book;
"A genealogical-historical tale of family life down through the ages. Early Celtic background and a most fascinating story on their pattern of living. Cornish history blended with family stories leading down to the mid-17th century migrations to lands beyond the seas. Stories about descendant families of Clem who migrated to English Counties, to Canada, to the United States of America, and to New Zealand. This is an in-depth, penetrating study that is very special and unique.
Mr. E.G. Retallack Hooper, a Cornish Scholar and an Ex-Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorseth residing in Camborne, Cornwall, has kindly reviewed Hedley's writing and reports:
"This work stands by itself as a literary work, historical, but also a work of art".

I am in the process of moving and downsizing so I am unloading some of my father's possessions to free up some space. I was wondering if any of you on the Clemo Website would be interested in purchasing this book before I try some other avenues.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Owen Calhoun

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