January 1, 2016 and July 13, 2021
A Special Invitation:
If you think or know that we are related, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I love to find long-lost relatives, both close and distant!!! I am especially interested in finding my long-lost 1st cousin. I have searched and searched since learning about you, but with no success. You are a female who was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1955.
Hi, I was born and grew up in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN. Since I began researching my family tree in 2007, I have learned many things about thousands of relatives that I had never known about.
I know there are many people who are, or soon will be, searching for their roots as well. I hope the information that I place on this website will assist them in locating a long-lost relative.
I'm researching the following family lines, as well as MANY OTHER LINES associated with Bledsoe County, Tennessee and MANY OTHER STATES:
I'm thrilled to report that, after a multi-year effort, I am now the proud owner of one of the elusive Skillern Family History and Genealogy books. And, as of November 2018, I now have the Second Edition of the Skillern Family History and Genealogy book.
I recently acquired the two-volume set of the book, "Amos Wheeler and His Descendants".
My private database contains in excess of 172,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Ancestry.com Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.
I have had my DNA analyzed through Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com. The information contained in these test results continues to be invaluable to me in my quest to learn more about my family history, my health, and where my ancestors lived thousands of years ago.
According to my haplogroup, my Boyd line is believed to have originated in a place now known as Doggerland. You can learn more about it at the following websites:
http://vimeo.com/62848771 ...This is a short film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbuOfz_M9ZM ...Another short film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miUZFlRKs7I ...Last film.
Updated July 8, 2021.
Happy hunting!!! :)
"Ancestors of Long Ago"
Written by Sandy Lamere Solari, 1998.
Ancestors of so long ago, I'll search until I find.
Till I can prove and clearly show, that you are truly mine.
I'll follow behind your trail of tears, the hidden footprints of time.
Covered and buried throughout the years, and continue each mountain to climb.
I'll search every faraway seaside shore, and every valley below.
I'll unlock each and every door, as my own teardrops flow.
I'll unearth the buried history of you, and your own ancestral kin, I'll search for that all important clue, and open my heart to let you in.
Written by Walter Butler Palmer, 1906.
Your tombstone stands among the rest:
Neglected and alone,
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist,
You died and I was born.
Yet, each of us are cells of you:
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear ancestor, the place you filled,
hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find the spot;
And come and visit you?