This website is dedicated to me, the black-sheep of the family.

The Mayflower
Tall Sailing Vessel

Both of my parent’s families arrived on tall sailing ships like the one pictured above. But not all at the same time!

On Mom’s side, according to my Great Uncle Bill, there is Ada Tracy who crossed in 1885. “Uncle Bill” told me the story goes Ada was so overjoyed at finally reaching land, she sketched these ships right from the beach after landing on American soil.

chalk artwork
Original chalk artwork from 1885

On Dad’s side there is Peregrine White who crossed in 1620 on The Mayflower. – You know the rest of this story!

Perhaps I will publish an Autobiography here some day. Meanwhile here are links to a couple of memoirs.

In Memory of Erica Bayliss, our daughter. Life With Lissencephaly

In Memory of my Dad, The Compelling Life of Ronald W. Bayliss