Little Walkers Creek: A History of the Land and Its People
Rebecca Cox Sowers
Little Walkers Creek: A History of the Land and Its People is the most complete history of this geographic area of southwest Virginia that has ever been written. It encompasses the vast majority of the events in the area from the late 1700's into the early 1900's. The author has conducted in depth research on the First Land Grants located at the Library of Virginia and traced them forward at the local county courthouses in Montgomery, Wythe, Pulaski and Bland counties. With this newly rediscovered information at hand, the reader may now be able to trace how his ancestor acquired his land and, possibly, if it was later donated to a church, county school or even for use as a cemetery.
The author has also studied the census records from that period to obtain even more detailed information. It is very possible that your ancestor had children that you did not know about. Many children “disappeared” from one census to another indicating that the child had perhaps died from an epidemic or illness such as diphtheria or yellow fever. This history may help you uncover the long lost relative – a person you didn't even know was lost!
Was your ancestor a Confederate soldier or the widow of a Confederate soldier? The author has laboriously transcribed available military records such as the Confederate Pensions, which provide precise information such as age and place of birth, occupation, service during the war and injuries or sickness. The Confederate Widows Pensions have also provided information such as marriage place and date, place of birth and date, and cause, place and date of death of husband.
Structured and detailed genealogies are included, and these will assist the reader in discovering the relationships between individuals. In some cases rare photographs depict the people who made up the fascinating human landscape of the region.
This history is a "must have" if you have ancestors from the Little Walkers Creek area, or have an interest in the history of the region. It will surely prove to be an invaluable asset to your research.
Format: 8 1/2" x 11" perfect bound paperback on acid-free paper with glossy laminate cover
Pages: 252 including table of contents, acknowledgments, preface, foreword, bibliography and complete index.
Illustrations: Historical images, line drawings, maps and photorgraphs
ISBN 10: 0-9753667-4-2
Price: $ 24.95
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 June, 2011.