Description : John Jackson Tumlinson was born in 1776 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. He married Lara Elizabeth Plemmons, daughter of John Plemmons and Jane Pritchard. They had eleven children. He died in 1823 in Seguin, Texas. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Texas.
Description : Richard Ridley (1799-1838) married Mary Crues, and they immigrated from England to Tasmania in 1836. His widow and the family moved from Tasmania to South Australia in 1846. Descendants lived chiefly in South Australia.
Description : The questions of my children concerning who we are as a family, where we came from and who in our family was of note were my impetus for beginning what has become a consuming passion for discovering the genealogical roots of our Kinsler family. I had no idea where this initial curiosity would take me nor the doors of discovery that would be opened unto us. For every morsel of knowledge that was revealed, a deeper hunger to know more, to connect the dots of our disparate historical beginning burned within me. That drive and passion led me on a journey from Florida to North Carolina and as far away as Utah to push the limits on seeking to legitimize our story.For many years my cousin Brenda Kinsler would call me periodically to share some tidbit discovered while she sought to unearth links that would tie together the pieces of who we were as a family. Her discoveries would excite and pique my interests for the moment, but inevitably, the grind of daily life would usher those thoughts to the back of my mind. The 2017 Kinsler Family Reunion changed all of that. As part of our celebration in Columbia South Carolina, we visited the former plantation where our ancestors were enslaved. The burial place of our descendants had been carefully preserved by the new owners of the property. To enter that sacred placed deeply moved us individually and collectively. I knew at that moment that we had to tangibly preserve our history. I will forever be grateful to Brenda for igniting enough of her passion within me that I felt compelled to give voice to the countless ancestors she uncovered through her dogged determination and desire to fill in the missing branches of what turned out to be our extensive family tree.
Description : It is very important to know who you are and to know where you came from in your past in order to know where you are going in your future. It is my hope that you will take the time to review the issues of our nations past andcompare them to the current issues of today. Somehow they are exactly the same arent they? My question to you is how come these issues still remain the same? Take the challenge, read this book and learn about my peoples struggles FROM WHENCE WE CAME.
Description : Although she is a child, Lottie Parsons has already grown to understand hardship. As one of the youngest members of a poor African American family working a farm owned by a wealthy landowner in Willow Creek, Georgia, Lottie picks beans under the hot sun, shells peas on the front porch, and carefully observes her mother as she approaches every hardship with pride, prayer, and a focus on family values. Although Lottie's family usually has more monthly bills than income, they still manage to enjoy wonderful meals prepared by her mother, who makes tasty pots of ham hocks, green beans, and red potatoes with pound cake for dessert. As Lottie goes about her days on the farm, she aspires to become a doctor and gathers strength to pursue her dreams from the role models around her, including her mother, her aunt Ella, and her grandmother, Nana Rose. But it is not long before Lottie soon realizes that nothing lasts forever even in Willow Creek. From Whence We Came shares the compassionate, historical tale of a southern African American family as they attempt to overcome challenges and adjust as life takes them in a new direction.
Description : This book is a celebration of our history. It serves to honor our loved ones who have gone to glory. Their love will sustain us all through our ups and downs. We must never forget our oral or written history. Please read this book and remember that Aunt Whoever was a great cook or that Uncle Whoever would always slip you a little change. Think about how much you loved your ancestors (maybe some a little more than others) then read about them in this book. As you look in the mirror see whose features you can see in your face, then read about that loved one. Teach the young ones that we have a proud history and every family is made up of achievers and under achievers but that's okay, we still love them all. We are a family who can trace our roots back to slavery. We now have family members who are (doctors, lawyers, business managers, teachers, politicians almost any profession you can think of. This book will help us reminisce about our lineage as we optimistically look toward what the future holds for the Pierce/Bond family. So, family be strong and remember our heritage, our forefathers, they were our building blocks. We must make them proud of the structure they established for us. LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, FOR LOVE IS FROM GOD. 1 JOHN 4:7
Description : A stroll through time of the lives of a slave named Edwin Jefferson and his descendants and what the family went through to become a whole family.
Description : ROOTS FROM WHENCE WE CAME, (love, devotion and tender thoughts) is a collection of poems and writings by Elsie Buscher Diemer, two of her children and a great-granddaughter. Elsies contributions began during her high school years in the early 1920 ́s and continued throughout the rest of her life untill she passed away in 1970. Her first born, Paul J. Diemer and second child, Eleanor Diemer Sidley, likewise began their writings during their high school years. Their writings cover the era from the earliest 1950 ́s til the present 2008. Elsie’s great-granddaughter, Jenna Burnett started putting her thoughts in writing during her preteen years. This collection encompasses the thoughts, beliefs and desires of these four authors. At times you find nostalgia, humor, faith and perhaps a little despair throughout these pages. There is also some history lessons on the building of a community and the making of a viable family farm. Some fiction enters in with Paul’s stories of the mountain man, Bill Starkey, which includes some Indian lore. We hope this book holds your attention and, perhaps, kindle a desire to put your own thoughts and feelings to pen and paper.