The Family Tour Guide
by Vickie Lynn Rockwell
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I live in dowagiac,michigan.
Talk about help from
above... One day while I was talking on the phone to my sister, Sue in
Florida, we decided to make a pilgrimage [along with another sister] back
to upper Eastern Kentucky. Our kinfolk from way back settled in the
counties of Letcher, Pike, Lawrence, Greenup, Carter and Elliott, so we wanted
to see what all we could find out.
I stopped in Buena Vista, Oh. to find
grampas old house. As I walked the property, looking for the house [which
was gone] a woman approached me, asking was I lost. I replyed that I was
searching for Gillum ancesters of mine and remembered that grampa and
berthie lived somewhere nearby...
She looked at me strangely and said, "Are
you don and flossies' oldest girl?" When I said yes, she introduced
herself as being Margie Walker, my mom's 1st cousin. She took me home with
her and showed me pictures and 7 generations of archival info on my
moms'side of family. I was so happy to meet a cuz who last saw me when I
was a 6 yrs. old.
We both laughed over how I came researching the Gillum Tree
and went away with much more info on our Kennedy, Lawson, Hines side of
which I knew absolutely nothing.
I was led by fate I guess. Thank God!
Submitted: Thu Jun 17 15:11:00 1999
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