@GlenTennis: I live in Southern California, but have been in/near Santa Rosa several times. I guess it's not totally unfeasible that we crossed paths at sometime, even if it was wholly pedestrian. Not sure why I would remember your face, but there you go.
@TooWalrus: Because memories in the AC universe are genetic, offspring have their ancestors' memory, however, they wouldn't have memories past the time the next in line was conceived, because those events had not happened yet. It was never explicitly stated that that is how things work, but it wouldn't make any sense otherwise.