The Darrell and Sally Dempster family photo taken at Christmas time in 2003. It was sent to Jean (Karns) Ladd by email on 5 July 2004. The caption by Darrell is this:
Back: David, Dawn, Eva and Eddie Dempster; Carl and Diane Stanko. Middle: Jason Stanko, Mitchell, Cody, Darrell, Brooke and Sally Dempster; Eric and Michelle Stanko.
Front: Holly and Nicole Phillips. Holly's husband, Jason Phillips, is missing.
Darrell's common ancestors to our Karns/Mearkle line are Timothy Hixon (1775-1857) and Leah (Hanks) Hixson (1771-1854). Jean (Karns) Ladd is descended from their son John Hixon, while Darrell is descended from their son Timothy Hixon (1812-1890).
(Photo courtesy of Darrell Dempster in July 2004.)