Cary Ann Eure

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I did not know much about my ancestors beyond my great-grandparents, so I went online and traced my maternal grandmother's family back to Scotland in the 1700s. Sarah Berry Lyons was born in Scotland in 1700 and emigrated to Philadelphia in the 1720s. She then settled in North Carolina. I was really impressed and inspired by the courage it took for a young woman in that era to pull up stakes and move across an ocean to an unknown country. I did not have a picture of Sarah, so her panel, painted in gouache, portrays the turmoil of Sarah's sea voyage to the new world.