Mary Culmer (Simmons) History

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I was born in London, England, in 1863, the youngest of a family of eight children. When about five years of age I went with my parents to Kent, England, where my mother was born, and where she lived until she was married. We went to bid her parents goodbye before starting on our long journey to Zion; a place almost as unknown as are the wild of Africa now. Some of my memories of that time are that my Grandmother sent my sister and myself into the garden to pick some raspberries and other small fruit of which she made us a pie in her sweet clean kitchen with its sanded floor, and a Ladder to go upstairs.
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