Kathryn! I've just been looking for you, believe it or not! A bunch of the Brisbane descendents are planning a big gathering next summer in Waseca county, Minnesota, and I was going back through old notes...came across something that mentioned I got it from you...you were in Minneapolis at the time. There are other Turnacliff people coming (Robertons and others) - would love to have you come, too. e-m me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you'd like more details. I do have the poem, and also wondered about their relationship. However, I have found other mentions that James visited Minnesota many times and was well known to the county, so I think it just might not have worked out to travel so far in January.
I have learned more about William's parents and grandparents, too. Would love to share!