I Almost Married Dorothy Witherspoon

If Dottie Witherspoon and I had married and had chiuldren, then we along with my late sister – would be the South. However….God will find a way!

I married a direct kin of Eric Thoraldson ‘The Red’ kin to the discoverer of America, Leif Erikson. One could say my family genealogy – is America!

Am I kin to Jesus – too?

Jon the Nazarite

Drew Benton is the daughter of the artists, Garth Benton, and Christine Rosamond
Presco. She is the great niece of the artist Thomas Hart Benton who is kin to
the Breckenridge and Witherspoon family. A statue of John Witherspoon was sent
across the water to Princeton. Members of the Witherspoon family were present to
greet it as a crew for the BBC made a film of this goodwill gesture. I lived
with a Witherspoon for a year in Oakland and Alameda. The Witherspoons are found
in the Peerage. John Witherspoon was a signer of the Constitution.

http://www.princeton.edu/pr/news/01/q4/1105-statue.htm

“He was a great great grandson of John Knox (1505 -1572) and his second wife,
Margaret Stuart (1548 -1612). From his Stuart greatgreat grandmother he drew
some of the blood of Robert Bruce as well as that of other Scotsmen of great
strength and power – even from the Laird who became Shakespeare’s Banquo’s
Ghost.”

Children of Elizabeth Preston McDowell and Thomas Hart Benton were as
follows:467. i. Susan BENTON.468. ii. Randolph BENTON.469. iii. Sarah
BENTON.470. iv. Eliza Preston Carrington BENTON was born on February 12, 1822.
She died on December 11, 1895 in Baltimore, MD, at age 73.

471. v. Jessie Ann BENTON was born on May 31, 1824 in Lexington, VA. She married
Gen. John Charles Fremont on October 19, 1841 in Washington, D. C. She died on
December 27, 1902 in Los Angeles, CA, at age 78. John Fremont mapped much of the
Iowa Territory in 1841 and explored the Wind River Chain of the Rocky Mountains
in 1842. He explored Colorado, Great Salt Lake and Oregon to Fort Vancouver, CA
and New Mexico in 1843-1844

In 1740, owing to the refusal of the trustees of Georgia to allow the
introduction of slaves into that state, a number of Jews removed from Georgia to
South Carolina, and in 1748 some London Jews connected with the Da Costas and
Salvadors, who had sent a number of Jews out to Georgia, proposed a plan for the
acquition of a large tract of about 200,000 acres of land in South Carolina.
After considerable correspondence with the Colonial Office, through General
Hamilton, the project was dropped as a concerted plan; but on Nov. 27, 1755,
General Hamilton sold to Joseph Salvador 100,000 acres of land, situated near
Fort Ninety-six, for £2,000.
Twenty years later Joseph Salvador sold to thirteen London Sephardic Jews 60,000
acres of land for £3,000, and transferred 20,000 acres of the remainder to
Rebecca Mendes da Costa, in settlement of a claim which she had upon him. This
land was known as the “Jews’ lands.”

Prior to this, Salvador’s nephew Francis had arrived at Charleston (Dec., 1773),
and purchased a great deal of landed property in the same neighborhood, some of
it from his uncle and father-in-law. A Jew from London, Moses Lindo, was one of
the chief instruments in increasing the indigo manufacture of the state. He
arrived in 1756, and spent in the following year £120,000 in purchasing indigo;
and as a consequence of his activity this industry quintupled in the state
between 1756 and 1776. Lindo was appointed inspector-general of indigo.

I am Go’el ‘The Kinsman Redeemer’

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Names_of_G-d/Redeemer/redeemer.html

(Images: Hebrew letter L. John the Baptist by Davnci. Pelosi. Temple
burning.)”There are wrongs against people that are not viewed as crimes or civil
wrongs by human law. Perhaps the Torah is saying that even when society provides
no redeemer – no redress – God still acts as redeemer. There is, nevertheless, a
higher justice.”

Meher Baba was born to a Zoroastrian family in Pune, India. He led a normal
childhood, showing no particular inclination toward spiritual matters, but, at
the age of 19, a short contact with the Muslim holy woman Hazrat Babajan
triggered a seven-year process of spiritual transformation.[1][2] He contacted
other spiritual figures he called “the five perfect masters,” and settled in
Sakori with Upasni Maharaj before beginning his public work.[3] The name Meher
Baba, meaning “Compassionate Father,” was given to him by his first
followers.[4]

So protective were the Parthians of the minority over whom they ruled, that an
old Jewish saying indicates, “When you see a Parthian charger tied up to a
tomb-stone in the Land of Israel, the hour of the Messiah will be near”

Ezra and Nehemiah introduced the Sukkoth Booth festival from Persia. It was
modeled after the Parsi festival of the gathering of the herbs, called,
Ayathrem. The Parthians introduced the Zoroastrian worship of the one God when
Cyrus the Great let the captive Jews return to Judea. For doing this he was
titled `Messiah’. Meher Cyrus was an Iranian, as was Ezra and Nehemiah, they
born in Persia.

“The Slavonic Josephus includes “the star of Bethlehem” infant narrative but
dates the story at 25 BCE, a full generation before the date as calculated in
Matthew. There are three passages about John the Baptist which go against the
conventional Gospel accounts. First, John came baptizing at the river Jordan in
6 CE, immediately before the tax revolt against Rome, led by Judas the Galilean.
(Note that Jesus was crucified for his refusal to pay taxes to Rome.) This John
also preached the same philosophy as practiced by Judas. ”

The first all Jewish gymnastic club was formed in 1895 known as the
Israelitische Turnverein Konstantinopel (Israelite Gymnastic Association
Constantinople), it was formed by German and Austrian Jews residing in
Constantinople (Istanbul – Kushta) who were unwelcome at the German gymnastic
societies with their “Aryan – only” membership proclivities.Modeling themselves
on the very German organization which had barred them, they adopted the slogan
of the vigorous, devout, cheerful and free.Another milestone in the formation of
the Jewish sport movement occurred at a meeting of the permanent committee of
the Second Zionist Congress held in Basel in 1898.

“On Nov. 27, 1755, General Hamilton sold to Joseph Salvador 100,000 acres of
land, situated near Fort Ninety-six, for £2,000. Twenty years later Joseph
Salvador sold to thirteen London Sephardic Jews 60,000 acres of land for £3,000,
and transferred 20,000 acres of the remainder to Rebecca Mendes da Costa, in
settlement of a claim which she had upon him. This land was known as the “Jews’
lands.” Prior to this, Salvador’s nephew Francis had arrived at Charleston
(Dec., 1773), and purchased a great deal of landed property in the same
neighborhood, some of it from his uncle and father-in-law. A Jew from London,
Moses Lindo, was one of the chief instruments in increasing the indigo
manufacture of the state.”

After my death-experience in 1967, I became a follower of Meher Baba whose
father was a Parsi, or Persian descent. Did he descend from the Sons of Baba?
In 1987 I met with Baba Lovers from over the world where we discussed forming a
religion around Baba. If we had done so would we be called `Sons of Baba’.

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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