Donna, The reason I became interested in researching our Calcote family was to prove that our John Calcote, Sr was a soldier in the American Revolution. I then found more info on our Calcote family (his ancestors) and knew I had never seen this information anywhere.
The only way a family line is truely documented is to get the actual records from their source, that is, from the County Courthouses (wills, deeds & such), State Archives, (land records & grants) & Bible pages,(birth, marriage, & death) etc.
It is good to obtain family stories from older members of your family, in order to find a lead to places where you can search for records. My Dad had told me and my brother many tales of his parents and grandparents when I was young.
I enjoyed going to the all the states where my husband & I went to look for my CALCOTE ancestors.
But, if I had found a book written about our remarkable ancestors, I certainly would have bought one. It would have saved many hours of eyestrain.
I am not asking anyone to purchase my CALCOTE FAMILY JOURNEY, but I do want all our Calcote cousins to know I do have a few books left. This book has made many Calcote descendants very happy to know of their roots.
I am glad you know Pete Hawthorne. His essay on the Calcote-McBride family (his ancestors), is one of the remarkable stories in our book. I treasure his friendship and his kinship. Frances
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