I went to the Burgess, Locke, McCants family reunion this past weekend and was blessed with a gem from my cousin Melvina (the family historian). She gave me a copy of the family reunion book from their first family reunion in 1988. Not only does the book connect the dots on how the families are related but there is also a section with favorite sayings, bible verses and songs from some of my ancestors listed in the book.
When you have family reunions is there a family book or program to tell you family’s history?
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My friend Mikey suggested I Vlog about genealogy, so here’s my 1st Vlog, please bear with me as a ramble a bit lol.
Allow me to introduce you to my Great Aunt Cleo Walker Charles aka Sister. Born July 30th 1900 in Bromley Baldwin County, AL to Dock and Lillie Walker. As family history goes Aunt Cleo relocated to California with the family she worked for in Alabama. Aunt Cleo didn’t have any children herself but she helped raise her great nieces and nephews with whom she stayed with in California in her later years. Cleo resided in California until her death on October 31 1958. I am so thankful my family on the West Coast were able to share these pictures with me, this is my first time and most of my family on the East Coast seeing pictures of Aunt Cleo.
I just got the marriage license of my great great grandparents, Cornelius Moorer and Linda Snow who were married 129 years ago on December 18th 1884 in Braggs Lowndes County, Alabama. These were the parents of Jessie Belle Moorer Cox, my great grandmother.
I think it’s only right I end with my great grandmother Jessie Belle Moorer, who according to documents was born on this day 124 years ago.(Feb. 28th 1890) Jessie was the second eldest child born to Cornelius Moorer and Linda Snow in Lowndes County, Alabama. On December 23rd 1904 Jessie married Scott Cox and together they had eight children, Mary, Susan, Lola Mae, Willie, Jessie, Albert, Ruth and Eloise “Ella”. Both Jessie and Scott worked as farm laborers to provide for their family. By 1920 they were living in Bay Minette, Alabama where most of the other Cox family members migrated to. On March 15th 1950 Jessie Belle Moorer Cox passed alway leaving behind her growing family.
My grandfather Wilson Walker was the youngest child born to Lillie Rauzy and Dock Walker in Bromley Baldwin County. “Chic” as he was often referred by was only six months old when his mother died. His Aunt Angeline and her husband Joe took on the run of caretakers for Wilson and the rest if his young siblings. Wilson grew to be quite the baseball player and according to one uncle, he played short stop for the Bromley Bears, a neighborhood baseball team. Wilson Walker is part of my history.
This is the headstone of my maternal two times great aunt, Angeline Walker Carter. She was born August 13th about 1861 in Alabama. She was the mother of three children, Winston, Mary and Nathaniel. She also helped raise my grandfather Wilson as well some of his siblings. Angeline passed away on August 21st 1950 in Baldwin County, Alabama. Angeline Walker Carter is part of my history.
Angeline Walker Carter
25 years ago today February 18th 1889 my maternal great grandparents Dock Walker and Lillie Rauzy got married in Baldwin County, Alabama.
108 years ago today February 17th 1906 my great great Aunt Ada Cox and uncle Rufus Hale got married in Farmsville, Lowndes County, Alabama.