who or what is a leanander?

Leander Ansel Tyler is a great-great grandfather on my father’s side. It’s from him I get my middle name Tyler. Leander was 11 generations descended from the family from Wales that arrived in 1664 or thereabouts.  He lived in Pennsylvania his entire life, 1836-1921, not far from where I also grew up, as well as my father, and his father before him, in an area that various lines of my family have inhabited since the original homesteaders.  “leanander” loosely connects a family legacy with seeking, mapping “home” as a construction of lineage and intention.

Leander Ansel Tyler
Leander Ansel Tyler

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