RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY
Have you ever wished for a doorway to the past? One you could step
through, and follow a particular family through the events of history in our
country? Experience the struggles, the travels, the hardships, heartbreaks,
and the victories ofour pioneer past? Perhaps, talk to that particular ancestor
that you can not find anywhere!!!!
When you begin tracing your roots back, you begin a history lesson that will
teach you much about our country. In findingout about the periods of history
your family lived through, it gives flesh and blood to bare facts, names and
dates. What would it have been like to live through the Revolutionary War,
the Civil War, and the Indian wars?
In following my families back through history for three hundred fifty years,
I read United States history, histories of Virginia, North and South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and points west. Several descendents
of these families have helped with family facts and information about their
Many Historical Societies, countless Court and County Clerks across the country,
gave me valuable insight into the histories of their states and counties,
and provided documents, when available, containing valuable information. In
particular, John Ferguson, Arkansas History Commission, Ms. Dorothy Partain,
Pike County Archives and History Association, and Bonnie Franklin and staff,
Clark County AR Courthouse, Jackson County Historical Society, AL, Project
Preservation, Franklin County, TN. In addition, the numerous people who have
written histories of our country and the wars that tore us apart, then brought
us back together.
Come along with me and step through this door way to the past. We have a
RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY
If man is to vanish from the earth, let him vanish in the moment of creation,
when he is creating something new, opening a path to the tomorrow he may
never see. It is man's nature to reach out to grasp for the tangible on
the way to the intangible.
THE LONESOME GODS LOUIS L'AMOUR
I started this research of the families in 1993.
My Mom was 82 years old and had lost track of her family. Dad had died in
1987, my brothers and I lived in other states, her parents were gone, as
were her 3 brothers and she felt quite alone. I have found she has LOTS
of Ashley and Prince cousins around the country. She was not alone. I have
also found a lot of my Crisp cousins around the country. Mom is gone now,
and many of the cousins I have met, but my life is richer for the meeting.
I was born at Levelland, Texas, just west of Lubbock. Mom and Dad had moved
out by his parents as World War II was loomingand he would likely have to
go. As it turned out, in the meantime, he got a job on a farm and was exempted.
After the war, when I was about 6, they moved back to Oklahoma, where Mom's
parents lived. I was raised in Kiowa Co. OK. Even though I have lived many
years away from Texas, I still consider myself a Texan, and there are still
relatives there and all over Oklahoma.
I am also Cherokee and Choctaw, so I am searching for those connections
to my roots.
My personal family consists of husband, Larry, and 3
grown children. Our daughter Laura lives on Oregon and Kristin lives
in Wyoming. Kristin has 4 children, Cathy, Patrick, Jennipher and Jonathyn.
Grand daughter Cathy has a little son, Joseph Reice and lives in Washingto
state. Our son Mark lives in UT. He has two children, Jessica and Kyle.
This is also so the grandchildren will know their roots, when they get
older.Hopefully, one of them will pick up where I leave off and continue
with the family lines.
We are also researching Larry's family lines. Laura is doing her Dad's
family. So if you have any
VAN BUSKIRKS, EVELANDS, ROTES, MANTZ or TAYLORS
in your family, please visit
These are the Ancestors of Ethel Taylor
I have been lucky in finding cousins that generously assisted
me in my quest and thirst for knowledge of my families. They are the BEST!!!!
ASHLEY - Bonnie Stanley and Gerald Williams, Malvern AR, Kelly and Addie
Shaver, Huntsville AL, Carrie Elliot and Julian Ashley, Franklin County
TN. The new "cousins" I have met on the Ashley-L mail list have helped
me a lot!
Our Ashley Research group have several lines we are searching. Some begin
in early Virginia in the 1600. If you have an Ashley under your family
tree, take a look at our lines pages. Maybe you will find a family connection!
Also listed are some of the homepages of our ASHLEY-L cousins,
CRISP - Kathe Determan Roswell, NM, Alexa Skinner,
Tucson, AZ, my aunt Mattie, Uncles Troy and John, Willie Yant, Antlers,
OK, and the many new cousins on theCRISP-L mail list has been great.
This link will take you to our Crisp research group's family information.
There is information about some of the early Crisps in the Colonies. One
early Crisp was William Crisp Sr. born 1694-1700, NC. We are lucky to
have some of his direct descendents working with us. There are pages of
our lines and some of our ancestors wills. Please visit and check out
some of the other lines we are searching also. Listed there you will find
links to our CRISP-L cousins' homepages.
PRINCE - Ron Prince , Longview TX, who has been a tremendous help in putting
together my two Prince lines, The many new Cousins I have found on the PRINCE-L
This link will take you our Prince Families pages. They contain information
we have come across, such as Veterans, Family Bibles, Wills, Books. These
pages are under construction and will continue to grow as more information
is added. You will find here, our Prince lines. We have Northern Princes,
Southern Princes, Canadian Princes. The families came to the Colony
s from England, Scotland, Ireland, and spread across the country.
Maybe one of our collateral lines will match a family you are researching.
There is also a page that has our Most Wanted Princes. Listed there are also
the homepages of some of our PRINCE-L Cousins.
I live in a small town on the southern Oregon Coast about 80 miles north of
the California State line and about 25 miles south of Coos Bay/North Bend, the
largest International Port between San Francisco and Seattle. Bandon-By-The-Sea,
Oregon has about 2900 population, which expands considerably between Memorial
Day and Labor Day. There are a lot of things for our visitors to do, such as
camping, fishing (river, stream, and deep sea by charter boat) hiking, bicycling,
and beachcombing on some of the most beautiful, rugged beaches anywhere. Come
visit my 'adopted' home town. Bandon also has many cranberry bogs and the Cranberry
Festival in September prior to the beginning of harvest is a great weekend.
Updated July 23, 2003
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