Our small, historic church building offered for sale. Reporters and photographers from two Birmingham T.V. stations interviewing pastor and me. They also showed my book and told about it (August, 07).
Tracing my family line from Vikings in Norway through Normandy, France and across the English Channel to conquer England, marry royalty from several countries, sail to America, and eventually migrate through several states to Alabama (March, 2011).
This is an introduction to the next several blogs about Ken’s Kendrick family line and the settling of our community K-Springs—which derived its name from the Kendricks (June, 2011).
This blog was taken from my local history book, Early Settlers of the K-Springs/Chelsea Area, about Elmira Gilbert Kendrick, widow of Isham Kendrick, who died in 1866, leaving Elmira with at least six minor children and another on the way. It shares quotes, and descriptions, from my personal interviews with grandchildren of Elmira who lived in the cabin her son Luther built for his mother (June, 2011).
The love story and 1908 marriage of a bashful, young man (Frank Kendrick) and the girl (Ressie Vick) he loved (July, 2011). (This couple gave me a lot of invaluable information).
A guest blog by my son Tony about his remembrances of his great-grandmother and her faith. Known as “Aunt Jemima,” to people in the community, former students, and fellow church members, “Jemima Folsom Kendrick” (to whom my book is dedicated) is pictured several times in Tony’s blog (Sept 2013).