Welcome to the Stirrup Family Legacy
This collaborative effort was born in the social media space following an inspired Facebook discussion among a few family members. While aware that our family story is already in the public domain and has been for some time, we acknowledged that the telling of our family story varied greatly and was regrettably unknown to many– particularly to those most needing to hear it. We came to an agreement as a family and decided to act–as a family, for our family.
We agreed that our family story is a classic American immigrant tale; one that is deeply rooted in the American dream.; one that is both exemplary and extraordinary; one that deserves to be told; and one that should rightfully be told by the Stirrup family.
The goals for the Stirrup Family Legacy are threefold. First, our website is a means of preserving the Stirrup Family Legacy while increasing the digital footprint of the Stirrup family story. We are creating a lasting tribute to Stirrups who have passed on, and a living legacy for current and future generations of Stirrups.
Second, we want to promote, through digital media and deeds, the core Stirrup Family Values that were lived and bestowed to us by our beloved patriarch Ebenezer Woodbury Franklin Stirrup, Sr. and Charlotte Jane Stirrup, our beloved matriarch. The values are these: commitment to FAMILY; commitment to EDUCATION; commitment to SERVICE; commitment to COMMUNITY; commitment to ENTREPRENEURSHIP; commitment to PHILANTHROPY; and commitment to CREATIVITY.
Finally, our web presence is also a means to unite our family with the aid of the web–a virtual and ongoing family reunion that convenes regularly in cyberspace. We created a family community where connection and exchange of ideas, information, resources, and love can happen.
We thank you for finding us and invite all who arrive here to visit often, contribute, become involved in our initiatives and above all, spread the word! S<3