The main characters of 'Partners in Time'.


Meg's portrait from the Portland Photography Studio, June 1850
Full Name: Margaret Rebecca Clayton.

Birthdate: Monday, June 9, 1835, 6:36 A.M. in Boston, Massachusetts.

Physical Stats:

  • Height: 5'1"
  • Hair color: Auburn/reddish brown
  • Eye color: Hazel

Family Information: Her parents, Rebecca and David Clayton; and five siblings that include older brother, Patrick, younger sisters Sarah and Elizabeth, and younger brothers Peter and Samuel. Various animals on the family farm.

Likes: Writing, horseback riding, traveling, books and reading. Meg loves animals, especially her horse, Lightning. She keeps a daily journal of her life, and writes stories on the sly as well, hoping to become a woman writer like Charlotte Brontë, but knows of the staggering odds stacked against her. She enjoys speaking her mind, though this can get her into trouble, and likes having independence. She also loves her hometown, Boston, and misses the hustle and bustle of the city, and the family they left.

Dislikes: Narrow-minded people, the pressures of her society for young women, and disappointing her family.

Meg's Favorite Quote:
"If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it."
-- Charlotte Brontë


Sam's Yearbook Photo, September 2005.

Full Name: Samuel Michael Foster

Birthdate: Tuesday, July 3, 1990, 10:38 A.M. in O'Hara, Oregon

Physical Stats:

  • Height: 5'10"
  • Hair color: Dark blond
  • Eye color: Blue

Family Information: His parents, Leah and Robert Foster; a stepmother, Holly; an older sister, Zoey, and twin half-sisters, Emily and Brianna. Sam also has a dog, Doc.

Likes: Science, time travel, science-fiction, technology, and computers. Sam has a great love of time travel stories, his favorite being the Back to the Future film series. He is interested in history, perhaps because the past is set and he likes that consistency. He enjoys applying his talents with computers to creating computer programs for his father's business, and his own endeavors like the time machine.

Dislikes: Impulsiveness and change, which is too unexpected for his tastes; Sam prefers to have more forewarning so he can plan and prepare for things. Also, he doesn't really like his young stepmother, Holly.

Favorite Websites:

Sam's Favorite Quote: "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
-- Dr. Emmett L. Brown, "Back to the Future"


Alex's Yearbook Photo, September 2005.

Full Name: Alexander Martin McCoy

Birthdate: Wednesday, April 25, 1990, 1:32 P.M. in O'Hara, Oregon

Physical Stats:

  • Height: 5'6"
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Blue

Family Information: His parents, Christine and Michael McCoy; one younger brother, Matthew.

Likes: Loyalty, competition, spontaneity, humor, kids, and sports, especially hockey -- he wants to someday play pro. Also, like many guys his age, Alex has an interest in cars and is anxiously awaiting the day he can get his driver's license.

Dislikes: Being hurt or injured, since it could sideline a hoped-for career playing hockey. Also, his size and height, which he insists is two inches taller than the reality.

Favorite Websites:

Favorite Quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
-- Wayne Gretzky