Three of my great-grandparents were still alive when I was born and Lucinda was one of them. My grandfather, Cindy’s son Elmer, went to check on his mother and her sister Sarie, who lived with her, every day after they moved back to Wallins Creek, Kentucky in the 40s. He lived less than ten miles away in Loyall. When my family visited my grandparents, we usually went with Papaw to check on Grandma. I was five years old when she died, but I remember her (and her sister) and being at her house.
Jim and Cindy were both born in small communities in the mountains—Jim in Tennessee and Cindy in Kentucky. Jim’s birthplace, Mulberry Gap, is in northwestern Hancock County, Tennessee, near the Virginia border. Wallins Creek, where Cindy was born is on the Cumberland River in western Harlan County.
Read the stories of Jim, Cindy, and their children starting here. From Jim and Cindy’s page, use the submenu to move to each of the children. A PDF is also available to download, if you prefer reading from print or would like to keep a copy.