I've enjoyed my foray into genealogical research in finding where my and my wife's ancestors come from. Once I heard that my great grandfather's grave was in a deserted cemetery in Grady County, Oklahoma, I wanted to find it. I finally found it and sharing that information with others as well as finding out some of his personal history.
RE: Blaylock How funny. I just started tracing Gladys line also. Still in the beginning of it, but so far she's certainly one of us. Tennessee, Alabama and Oklahoma. Gotta love that Southern heritage. Except for all the courthouses that got burned down. LOL
RE: Blaylock Thanks Randall, I've already chased that rabbit. LOL I've put some of those pictures on my ancestry page. It was fascinating. Lydia was certainly and beautiful woman and always appeared such a lady. Just the type of woman you would have expected to raise her children.
RE: Lydia Wilkins You're very welcome. My step father (Cliff) meant the world to us. I try to memorialize family and friends gravesites by sponsoring their gravesites to make them more of a memorial and less of an advertisement. I met Lydia (and Minerva) on a trip my daughter and I accompanied my mom and cliff on. Lydia was so sweet and Minerva made me laugh, she had such a sense of humor and Lydia would just shake her head. I could see them as little sisters.
RE: We Appreciate Your Work My pleasure and since they're my family also it's been a labor of love. Ever since I was a little girl I've loved hearing about my ancestors, nothing has changed except my age and I hope, my wisdom. Great to know someone else is getting good from my years of scribbling down family info!! ~:}
RE: Snow Heritage I don't think so. My line is Alvin Reynolds (no relation that I know of); hismother, Charlotte Henderson; Susan Snow; Ebenezer Snow to Solomon Snow. The story is there is Indian blood, but I have not been able to verify that. Do you have info on that? Both Alvin's grandfather Joseph Reynolds; Hendersons and Snows all from around that area of Newton, Ark. It is interesting to note that you found some old graves in Grady County. Was that in Oklahoma? Seems both my mother and father's family ended up in grady county. Reynolsrap@aol.com
RE: Common Ancestor Thank you for your note. We might be one generation off however. Solomon Snow is my 3rd GGF. I have info on the father of William Snow and this line back to Mayflower descendant, Stephen Hopkins.
Just transferred Nimrod and Lydia over to you. Clifford Wilkins was my step father and Bob and Gladys Wilkins are my step aunt and uncle. I've met your mother several times, most recently when she came out here for a birthday Bob and Gladys threw for Cliff.
Met your grandmother a long time ago when my daughter and I went with my mom and Cliff back to visit family. My mom was born in Harrah, Oklahoma. Also got to meet Minerva. She was such a trip, you could see the twinkle in her eyes when she was being a little naughty and your grandmother would just roll her eyes. Let me know if I have any other of your relatives (I wish they were mine by blood but they aren't)that you need me to transfer.