My mother begin our family tree in the early 1970's with the Jackson book, "The Jackson Family" Each visit home she would tell me all the family that she had found. It wasn't to hard for her in that all my grandparents families lived in Blount Co. AL. My great grandparents were John J and Susan Faulkner Jackson, James M and Martha Jane Wright Burns, William Hill and Nancy O Brooks Ridgeway, Jonathon Peter and Piety Scruggs Phillips. My husband's family lived in Hale Co, AL and his great-grandparents were, Charles and Catherine Wallis Stewart, John O and Elizannah Bartee Pearre. Ruffus & Martha (Mattie) Stewart. His other grandparents came from Missouri. I love to visit the cemeteries. It is so peaceful and I love to visualize these stones as living people and who they were in their life time.