Our ancestors met before the Civil War. They came
together in Montgomery sharing cotton plantations in the fields you
now see when passing throughMontgomery on I-65.
Yet after the war this land was worthless, being destroyed as
Wilsons Raiders burned a path through the state but these families
struggled to revive as much as they could. I found an old cemetery
with some tombstones dating back to 1793 on this property and then
tried to trace their descendants across town. In 1900 I find them
again in downtown Montgomery near the train station as many others
had migrated into our lineage and they once again worked together.
In fact my mother in law in 1950 had taken in the widow of my great
grandfather when she had no place to go. My husband's cousin
Sue Carol on his mother's side married one of my mother's Bozeman
Cousins and his father's great grandpa Thomas Carter was once
married to another of our Bozeman Cousins in Hope Hull.
Our families were always close, we just did not realize how
very close. My father came from Kansas and married my mom in
Montgomery in 1951, while he was stationed at Maxwell AFB after
injuries from being shot in the Korean War - his lineage was partly
in Pennsylvania and South Carolina before migrating into Kentucky
and Ohio and then on into the midwest. Together we have dozens
of grandfathers in the American Revolution and the Civil