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  • Donna Allison
    Thank you ..... we all, especially me, can use all the help we can get. I am really stuck on Vinson Walker, b. abt 1756 in VA (The part that was to later be
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 3, 2009
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      Thank you ..... we all, especially me, can use all the help we can
      get. I am really stuck on Vinson Walker, b. abt 1756 in VA (The part
      that was to later be WVA) and died 15 N0v 1853 in Putnam Co. WV. He
      married Elizabeth Unk., b. abt. 1782 in Va. Thinking this might be
      second wife.
      Children: Susan Walker b.27 Feb 1828, d. 16 Mar1896, Putnam Co., WV
      John Jackson Walker, Sr
      Then I have an Elijah Walker, b. 1802, V.B Walker, b.
      1835, and William Walker, b. 1840. I don't know where they fit
      in but were living with Elizabeth after the death of Vinson,
      according to census.

      Being fairly new at geneaglogy, I don't know where else to look. Any
      help greatly appreciated.



      --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "togasgenealogy"
      <togasgenealogy@...> wrote:
      >
      > I guess we all have them...smile. Mine started as a very young girl
      > and summer visits to Grandpa's house
      >
      > My grandpa had an old garage behind his house. It was one of those
      > kind that had
      > double doors that swung open, kind of like a barn, and he kept it
      > locked with a padlock. Inside, it was dark, even with the doors
      wide
      > open. The only light was from a single bulb that hung from the
      > rafters where you could see old rakes and shovels and old-fashioned
      > tools I didn't even recognize. The garage was dusty and filled
      with
      > cobwebs and spiders everywhere around stacks of dusty boxes filled
      > all kinds of old books and eyeglasses and dishes and other stuff
      from
      > his life. There were boxes filled with heavy frames that held
      > pictures of people from the past. There were women with long
      dresses
      > and men with stiff collars on their shirts. Almost none of them
      > smiled, and they just looked stern and unhappy to me.
      >
      > When I was 11, I found these trips to the garage with grandpa to be
      > boring. He would always be talking about the people in the
      pictures
      > and explaining who they were, but none of it held my interest.
      That
      > is until one day when I saw a picture sticking up out of one of the
      > boxes of a man in a braided uniform coat with a wide-brimmed hat
      that
      > had a huge plume in it.
      >
      > "Who's that?" I asked grandpa.
      >
      > "That's your great-great grandfather. He was a colonel in the
      Civil
      > War."
      >
      > That was it for me. I had never dreamed that any of my ancestors
      had
      > been soldiers, or that they had ever done anything very interesting
      > in their lives. But now I was intrigued.
      > I asked Grandpa to tell me all about my great-great grandfather.
      He
      > smiled and looked at me over the top of his glasses. I guess he
      > realized that finally I was going to listen to his stories about
      our
      > ancestors, which I did for many years after that day.
      > And that is my story as true as true is and about 55 years ago LOL!!
      >
      > My friends all call me Mrs. B and I can be found all around so feel
      > free to drop me a line and say howdy. If I can help you know I
      surely
      > will:)
      > I do have my own genealogy business but that is separate from this
      > (thought I'd add that before anyone asks what I do for a living
      lol.)
      > But am always ready to lend a helping hand so holler at me and I
      will
      > do the same.
      >
    • Debra
      That is a beautiful story and very well written. It has a certain writers flair to it. You should consider ummmm.... maybe you could be like the woman who
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 3, 2009
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        That is a beautiful story and very well written. It has a certain writers flair to it. You should consider ummmm.... maybe you could be like the woman who wrote the Harry Potter stories.
        Debra
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: togasgenealogy
        To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 3:00 PM
        Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] My Story (and introduction)


        I guess we all have them...smile. Mine started as a very young girl
        and summer visits to Grandpa's house

        My grandpa had an old garage behind his house. It was one of those
        kind that had
        double doors that swung open, kind of like a barn, and he kept it
        locked with a padlock. Inside, it was dark, even with the doors wide
        open. The only light was from a single bulb that hung from the
        rafters where you could see old rakes and shovels and old-fashioned
        tools I didn't even recognize. The garage was dusty and filled with
        cobwebs and spiders everywhere around stacks of dusty boxes filled
        all kinds of old books and eyeglasses and dishes and other stuff from
        his life. There were boxes filled with heavy frames that held
        pictures of people from the past. There were women with long dresses
        and men with stiff collars on their shirts. Almost none of them
        smiled, and they just looked stern and unhappy to me.

        When I was 11, I found these trips to the garage with grandpa to be
        boring. He would always be talking about the people in the pictures
        and explaining who they were, but none of it held my interest. That
        is until one day when I saw a picture sticking up out of one of the
        boxes of a man in a braided uniform coat with a wide-brimmed hat that
        had a huge plume in it.

        "Who's that?" I asked grandpa.

        "That's your great-great grandfather. He was a colonel in the Civil
        War."

        That was it for me. I had never dreamed that any of my ancestors had
        been soldiers, or that they had ever done anything very interesting
        in their lives. But now I was intrigued.
        I asked Grandpa to tell me all about my great-great grandfather. He
        smiled and looked at me over the top of his glasses. I guess he
        realized that finally I was going to listen to his stories about our
        ancestors, which I did for many years after that day.
        And that is my story as true as true is and about 55 years ago LOL!!

        My friends all call me Mrs. B and I can be found all around so feel
        free to drop me a line and say howdy. If I can help you know I surely
        will:)
        I do have my own genealogy business but that is separate from this
        (thought I'd add that before anyone asks what I do for a living lol.)
        But am always ready to lend a helping hand so holler at me and I will
        do the same.





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      • Mounts, Michelle
        Thank you for sharing such a lovely story! Shelli Portland, Oregon ________________________________ From: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 4, 2009
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          Thank you for sharing such a lovely story!

          Shelli
          Portland, Oregon


          ________________________________

          From: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
          [mailto:genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Debra
          Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 11:55 PM
          To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] My Story (and
          introduction)



          That is a beautiful story and very well written. It has a
          certain writers flair to it. You should consider ummmm.... maybe you
          could be like the woman who wrote the Harry Potter stories.
          Debra
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: togasgenealogy
          To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
          <mailto:genealogyresearchclub%40yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 3:00 PM
          Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] My Story (and introduction)

          I guess we all have them...smile. Mine started as a very young
          girl
          and summer visits to Grandpa's house

          My grandpa had an old garage behind his house. It was one of
          those
          kind that had
          double doors that swung open, kind of like a barn, and he kept
          it
          locked with a padlock. Inside, it was dark, even with the doors
          wide
          open. The only light was from a single bulb that hung from the
          rafters where you could see old rakes and shovels and
          old-fashioned
          tools I didn't even recognize. The garage was dusty and filled
          with
          cobwebs and spiders everywhere around stacks of dusty boxes
          filled
          all kinds of old books and eyeglasses and dishes and other stuff
          from
          his life. There were boxes filled with heavy frames that held
          pictures of people from the past. There were women with long
          dresses
          and men with stiff collars on their shirts. Almost none of them
          smiled, and they just looked stern and unhappy to me.

          When I was 11, I found these trips to the garage with grandpa to
          be
          boring. He would always be talking about the people in the
          pictures
          and explaining who they were, but none of it held my interest.
          That
          is until one day when I saw a picture sticking up out of one of
          the
          boxes of a man in a braided uniform coat with a wide-brimmed hat
          that
          had a huge plume in it.

          "Who's that?" I asked grandpa.

          "That's your great-great grandfather. He was a colonel in the
          Civil
          War."

          That was it for me. I had never dreamed that any of my ancestors
          had
          been soldiers, or that they had ever done anything very
          interesting
          in their lives. But now I was intrigued.
          I asked Grandpa to tell me all about my great-great grandfather.
          He
          smiled and looked at me over the top of his glasses. I guess he
          realized that finally I was going to listen to his stories about
          our
          ancestors, which I did for many years after that day.
          And that is my story as true as true is and about 55 years ago
          LOL!!

          My friends all call me Mrs. B and I can be found all around so
          feel
          free to drop me a line and say howdy. If I can help you know I
          surely
          will:)
          I do have my own genealogy business but that is separate from
          this
          (thought I'd add that before anyone asks what I do for a living
          lol.)
          But am always ready to lend a helping hand so holler at me and I
          will
          do the same.

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          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • gingerbread16125
          Mrs. B., I found your story very uplifting. I wish that i would have taken an interest to my own Grandfathers stories about ancestors before he passed away. I
          Message 4 of 5 , Feb 4, 2009
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            Mrs. B.,
            I found your story very uplifting. I wish that i would have taken
            an interest to my own Grandfathers stories about ancestors before he
            passed away. I could have learned an unimaginable amount of family
            information. Thank you for your story,
            Bonnie





            --- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "Mounts, Michelle"
            <Michelle.Mounts@...> wrote:
            >
            > Thank you for sharing such a lovely story!
            >
            > Shelli
            > Portland, Oregon
            >
            >
            > ________________________________
            >
            > From: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
            > [mailto:genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Debra
            > Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 11:55 PM
            > To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] My Story (and
            > introduction)
            >
            >
            >
            > That is a beautiful story and very well written. It has a
            > certain writers flair to it. You should consider ummmm.... maybe you
            > could be like the woman who wrote the Harry Potter stories.
            > Debra
            > ----- Original Message -----
            > From: togasgenealogy
            > To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
            > <mailto:genealogyresearchclub%40yahoogroups.com>
            > Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 3:00 PM
            > Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] My Story (and introduction)
            >
            > I guess we all have them...smile. Mine started as a very young
            > girl
            > and summer visits to Grandpa's house
            >
            > My grandpa had an old garage behind his house. It was one of
            > those
            > kind that had
            > double doors that swung open, kind of like a barn, and he kept
            > it
            > locked with a padlock. Inside, it was dark, even with the
            doors
            > wide
            > open. The only light was from a single bulb that hung from
            the
            > rafters where you could see old rakes and shovels and
            > old-fashioned
            > tools I didn't even recognize. The garage was dusty and filled
            > with
            > cobwebs and spiders everywhere around stacks of dusty boxes
            > filled
            > all kinds of old books and eyeglasses and dishes and other
            stuff
            > from
            > his life. There were boxes filled with heavy frames that held
            > pictures of people from the past. There were women with long
            > dresses
            > and men with stiff collars on their shirts. Almost none of
            them
            > smiled, and they just looked stern and unhappy to me.
            >
            > When I was 11, I found these trips to the garage with grandpa
            to
            > be
            > boring. He would always be talking about the people in the
            > pictures
            > and explaining who they were, but none of it held my interest.
            > That
            > is until one day when I saw a picture sticking up out of one
            of
            > the
            > boxes of a man in a braided uniform coat with a wide-brimmed
            hat
            > that
            > had a huge plume in it.
            >
            > "Who's that?" I asked grandpa.
            >
            > "That's your great-great grandfather. He was a colonel in the
            > Civil
            > War."
            >
            > That was it for me. I had never dreamed that any of my
            ancestors
            > had
            > been soldiers, or that they had ever done anything very
            > interesting
            > in their lives. But now I was intrigued.
            > I asked Grandpa to tell me all about my great-great
            grandfather.
            > He
            > smiled and looked at me over the top of his glasses. I guess
            he
            > realized that finally I was going to listen to his stories
            about
            > our
            > ancestors, which I did for many years after that day.
            > And that is my story as true as true is and about 55 years ago
            > LOL!!
            >
            > My friends all call me Mrs. B and I can be found all around so
            > feel
            > free to drop me a line and say howdy. If I can help you know I
            > surely
            > will:)
            > I do have my own genealogy business but that is separate from
            > this
            > (thought I'd add that before anyone asks what I do for a
            living
            > lol.)
            > But am always ready to lend a helping hand so holler at me
            and I
            > will
            > do the same.
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
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