I'm really loving the book. I started reading it today while waiting during my husband's doctor appointment. I enjoyed it so much that I started reading it to him, again from the beginning, as we made the hour trip back home.
Just a couple of weeks ago, as I was researching my maternal grandmother's line of the Strait family, I found that I have a 6th cousin 2 times removed by the name of Mercy Rebecca Hill. I noted that name because it's so similar to my own name: Mary Rebecca. To my amazement I noted that Mercy Rebecca was married to Henry Kendrick Bytheway. You have to admit, Bytheway is not a real common name. I knew of John Bytheway, as I've read his books and watched many of his video presentations to the youth of The Church of Jesus Christs of Latter-day Saints. I got busy and started looking at FamilySearch for the descendants of Henry Kendrick Bytheway. However, I was stumped because John is young and very much alive. His personal information would not be available to me on FamilySearch.org. And I had no idea who John's parents were. I sent a query to one of my genealogy friends who is also a member of the LDS church. She found John's father's memorial on Find-a-Grave and sent me the link. With that information I was able to determine that Henry Kendrick Bytheway was John's Granduncle! Here's a chart that shows John's relationship to Henry Kendrick Bytheway and Mercy Rebecca Hill.