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Hello! I am so glad you are visiting my site. My desire is to connect with lost relatives and to provide a central location for the history I have collected and continue to collect.

I am a 4th Generation Texan.  I LOVE TEXAS!  My ancestors came from many southern states (a few came from the north but I forgive them, *smile*) and from England, France, Germany, Ireland and Scotland.  I also have Cherokee and Creek ancestory.

Some of the surnames in my lines and related lines are:
Adams, Barr, Bell, Blakely, Briant, Butcher, Cain, Collinsworth/ Collingsworth, Coons, Craig, Cross, Dover, duSachoy, Duty, Evelman, Gardener, George, Hankins, Hardewyn, Hardin, Henry, Hogue, Holtzclaw, Ireland, Jolly, Jones, Joplin, Kilgore, Langston, Lawson, Lyon/s, Marr, Noeller, Orendorff, Pate, Peebles, Perrin,

My earliest, provable Texas ancestors arrived ca.1855.  My father's ancestors settled in what is now  Hardin,  Jefferson, Nacogdoches, Polk and Tyler Counties. I find my mother's ancestors are located in Bastrop, Collin, Hardeman, Somervell, Tarrant and Williamson Counties.

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Ibbie (Pool) Bell (left), Robert Bell, Sallie Bell (baby & my great grandmother), Sallie Ann (Perrin) Pool (right) - ca 1888 KY




My Father, Clarence Lacy Wilkinson
12/30/1927 to 1/5/1967

My Brother
, Keith Lacy Wilkinson
6/4/1955 to 1/9/1973

My Grandfather, Wilburn Joseph "Bill" Wilkinson

My Grandmother, Bessie Agnes Rhodes Wilkinson 
6/28/1904 to 3/12/1998
My Mother, Billie Louise Ratliff Staggs
5/3/1928 to 4/11/2018 


This site is dedicated to my ancestor-soldiers who fought and died for the principles in which they believed.  The battles include the American Revolution, War of 1812, and the War for Southern Independence (also known as the War of Northern Aggression)

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