Beyond THE SYMMES MEMORIAL

An E-mail from 2005

From Will Symmes ( Gen. 10 )
to his father Weymouth Kirkland Symmes ( Gen. 9 ):

"Please find attached a photo of the newest conformand of the Episcopal Church with proud parents and the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas".
Wait for photo

At the Confirmation of Cordes:

[ From left to right ]
  • Proud Daddy William Kirkland Symmes
  • Cordes Christian Symmes ( Generation 11 from Zechariah Symmes ) born in Brussels, Belgium, now living with his parents in Houston, Texas
  • Don Kimberley, Bishop of Diocese of Texas
  • Last but never least, proud Mummy Louise.




"In Recto Decus", the motto of the Symmes branch to which Cordes belongs, has traditionally been translated as "Honor in the right path".


The ancestry of Cordes Christian Symmes:

Gen.Ref.SymmesPlace of birthDate of birth
1[1] Zechariah England 5 Apr 1599
2[4] William England 10 Jan 1626
3[17] William Charlestown 1678
4[58] John Charlestown Aug 1720
5[100] John North Medford Aug 1755
6[193] Charles North Medford 4 Apr 1798
7[387] Thomas John Aylmer, Canada 26 Jan 1836
8[-] William Henry Aylmer, Canada 23 Jul 1880
9[-] WEYMOUTH KIRKLAND Oak Park, Illinois 30 Dec 1923
The children of WEYMOUTH KIRKLAND SYMMES:
10[-]SARAH GATHA née SYMMES
b. 18 Sep 1953
Houston, Texas
MARTHA ELIZABETH née SYMMES
b. 29 Jan 1957
Houston, Texas
WILLIAM KIRKLAND SYMMES
b. 23 Jun 1960
Houston, Texas
11[-]Cotugno familyMcLaughlin family MATTHEW KIRKLAND SYMMES
b. 27 Nov 1990
Houston, Texas
CORDES CHRISTIAN SYMMES
b. 9 Jun 1992
Brussels, Belgium


Will Symmes, the father of Cordes Symmes, runs a Web site at www.symmes.org with further information on the SYMMES family and associated subjects.

The Webmaster would be glad to receive a photo, newspaper cutting, anecdote, sketch or short story from you, provided that it is relevant to the SYMMES family.

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