It is very funny that you refer to us as cousins, because
that is exactly what we are. You mentioned that your
father was Earnest Lyle, well Earnest Lyle is my grandfather's first cousin. Ernie and Mable were my grandfather's aunt and uncle. Noah garrean is in fact your
grandpa Ernest's great-grandfather. Noah Garrean and Catharine Copple had David Garrean who married Margaret McCready, they had Jacob Garrean who married Ella Howery.
Jacob and Ella had Ernest Garrean and my great grandfather
Charles. If you'd like, I have tons of information on your
family that I am willing to share with you. By the way, on
an interesting note, about twice a year, I visit your grandfather's grave when I go to visit Charles, David, Margaret, etc. They are all buried in the same cemetary.
It is true that some of Jacob and Ella's children started spelling their names with an 's' on the end. There are a few other spelling variations that I can inform you of if you would like.
Write back Cousin,
Steve Garrean Jr.