As promised in my New Year’s Day post (although over two months late), today I published the first set of stories featuring an ancestral couple and their children. First up are my great-grandparents Thomas Leander “Lee” Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty of Hopkins County, Kentucky, and their seven children.
Three of their children died young—daughter Aggie Lee as an infant and sons John Corum and William Perry in their twenties. Daughter Verda Waller moved to neighboring Muhlenberg County and raised a large family. Their other three sons all left Kentucky. Thomas Richard spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee, before settling in Birmingham, Alabama. James Bailey picked California, living in the Los Angeles area for many years and then moving to Carlsbad when he retired. And Albert Elvie lived in eight states and had (at least) six wives.
I published these stories as pages rather than blog posts to make them easier to find long term. To access them from the main menu, select Family Tree > Hankins-Petty > Thomas Leander Hankins & Samantha Angeline Petty. When I add stories for other families, they will also be under Family Tree and the specific set of great-grandparents.
The main page in this set is the story of Lee and Samantha, but each child also has a page. You can easily navigate between them using the submenu between the photos under the heading and the main text on each page.
The sidebar on each page features a few photos along with a link to my SmugMug photo album where you can download copies of the featured pictures and more. The sidebar also has a link to a 58-page, downloadable PDF containing all the information from these pages. Save it to your computer if you’d like to keep or print a copy.
Email me if you have questions.