Whispers from the Past.....
That which is not written is lost forever...

Family Histories Compiled by Susan Blackmon

 

The Giles Driver Family: A Compilation of the Descendants of Giles Driver - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Volume I

  • 472 Pages Total
  • 140 Pages of Pictures
  • 8.5" X 11" Perfect Bound
  • Indexed
  • Acid-free Paper
  • $65 each
  • Plus S&H
 

In 1976, I began researching my family. This original effort was the result of a school History project that required me to write an autobiography and fill out a pedigree chart. At that time I was able to fill in 29 names, including my own, now I have a database of over 14,000 relatives on my maternal grandmother’s side alone.

I find myself constantly searching to fill in "one more blank", find "one more birth, marriage, or death record", locate "one more tombstone". Because I am always looking for the "Elusive Ancestor", this is a never ending project. Always, the most difficult part is deciding what to put in and what to leave out (Yes, I did leave some things out.)

Volume I of “The Giles Driver Family” introduces the 11 children of Giles and Susan (Williams) Driver of Wight County, Virginia. Their eldest son, Ichabod “Bud” is the focus of this book. The fact that his family, alone, occupy the pages of this volume, speaks to the vast number of descendants he has. Within this cover you will find the names and faces of the people who made each of us who we are today.

There are countless hours of happy memories, visits to cemeteries, frustration, and love in these pages. Along the way I have met some wonderful people and I thank them for what they have added. The vast majority of this information is documented although I have not included the documentation due to the fact that it is a book in itself. Please contact me with corrections or additions. I have tried to check for errors , but inevitably, I'm sure some have escaped my notice. There are some lines that I have been unable to trace due to the fact that they have simply "died out". I hope that you enjoy reading about your family as much as I have enjoyed searching for and finding them.

Sources are not included in the book due to file size restraints

 

****** Please Note: The remaining children of Giles Driver are covered in Volume II

 

The Giles Driver Family: A Compilation of the Descendants of Giles Driver - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Volume II

  • 584 Pages Total
  • 188 Pages of Pictures
  • 8.5" X 11" Perfect Bound
  • Indexed
  • Acid-free Paper
  • $65 each
  • Plus S&H
 

In 1976, I began researching my family. This original effort was the result of a school History project that required me to write an autobiography and fill out a pedigree chart. At that time I was able to fill in 29 names, including my own, now I have a database of over 14,000 relatives on my maternal grandmother’s side alone.

I find myself constantly searching to fill in "one more blank", find "one more birth, marriage, or death record", locate "one more tombstone". Because I am always looking for the "Elusive Ancestor", this is a never ending project. Always, the most difficult part is deciding what to put in and what to leave out (Yes, I did leave some things out.)

Volume II of “The Giles Driver Family” includes nine of the children of Giles and Susan (Williams) Driver of Wight County, Virginia. Their eldest son, Ichabod “Bud” is the focus of Volume I. Journey through time with this amazing family. Experience their lives through hundreds of photographs and documents. Within this cover you will find the names and faces of the people who made each of us who we are today.

There are countless hours of happy memories, visits to cemeteries, frustration, and love in these pages. Along the way I have met some wonderful people and I thank them for what they have added. The vast majority of this information is documented although I have not included the documentation due to the fact that it is a book in itself. Please contact me with corrections or additions. I have tried to check for errors , but inevitably, I'm sure some have escaped my notice. There are some lines that I have been unable to trace due to the fact that they have simply "died out". I hope that you enjoy reading about your family as much as I have enjoyed searching for and finding them.

Sources are not included in the book due to file size restraints

 

****** Please Note: The remaining children of Giles Driver are covered in Volume II

 

Whispers from the Past..... Buytenhuys to Boultinghouse Volume I - Immigration, Canadian Kin, & Migration

  • 396 Pages Total
  • 83 Pages of Pictures
  • 8.5" X 11" Perfect Bound
  • Indexed
  • Acid-free Paper
  • $65 each
  • Plus S&H
 

As the result of a History project in 1976, my passion for genealogy was born. What started as a simple three generation pedigree chart has unfurled into thousands of leaves on an ever growing family tree. This nearly 40 year journey has brought joy, frustration, satisfaction, and a never ending desire to learn more about the people who make up our past.

I truly believe that these individuals shape who and what we are today. We take from them a measure of their strengths, passions, beliefs, sorrows, joy, and love, and we each make of it what we will to become who we are today.

In Volume I of this history of the Boultinghouse family, I have covered what I believe to be the early immigrants up to the line of Daniel Boultinghouse (1797-1867) who left Arkansas and came to Texas. Daniel's family of fourteen children will be covered in Volume II. Volume II will also include expanded, but not comprehensive, information on the Evan Gabriel Evans family from the Donna Hull book, "And Then There Were Three Thousand". The information included here is in regard to the multiple marriages between the Evans and Boultinghouse families. I highly recommend obtaining a copy of the original "And Then There Were Three Thousand" book as well as the updated version which Cheryl Wimberly Billesbach is currently working on, if you are a part of the Evans line.

I have also covered collateral lines such as the Hon, Huie, Cullen, and Brown families. The intertwining of these families with the Boultinghouse family makes it impossible to not say more about them than just a passing mention of marriages.

The most difficult part of this project has been to find a stopping point, a place to be able to say, "I've done all I can do, this is complete." As I've worked on theses volumes, babies have been born, loved ones have passed, marriages and divorces have taken place, each one changing the so called, 'Finished Project'. I can only hope that I have laid a sufficient foundation for future researchers to build upon.

It is my sincere desire that each person who reads this work and views the pictures of our common ancestors, will take away a sense of heritage, a bond of family and strength, for they were truly a strong and amazing group of people and we should all be proud to call them kin.

Sources are not included in the book due to file size restraints

 

****** Please Note: The family of Daniel Boultinghouse and his first wife, Sarah Brown, and his second wife, Mary Frances Shelton, are covered in depth in Volume II

   

 

Whispers from the Past..... Buytenhuys to Boultinghouse Volume II - The Descendants of Daniel Boultinghouse 1797-1867

  • 490 Pages Total
  • 105 Pages of Pictures
  • 8.5" X 11" Perfect Bound
  • Indexed
  • Acid-free Paper
  • $65 each
  • Plus S&H
 

Volume II covers the family of Daniel Boultinghouse and his 14 children. Daniel married Sarah Brown in 1817 Carmi, Illinois. To this union was born five children. After migrating to Scott County, Arkansas and Sarah's death there in 1846, Daniel married Mary Frances "Fannie" Shelton. Fannie and Daniel had nine children, three born in Scott County, Arkansas, six born after they migrated to Burnet County, Texas. It is through the descendants of Daniel Boultinghouse that the ties to the Evan Gabriel Evans family occur. To attempt to separate the Boultinghouse and the "3000" families is akin to trying to separate water. Volume II contains information on more than 4400 descendants of Daniel Boultinghouse

Sources are not included in the book due to file size restraints


 

   

 

Whispers from the Past..... Buytenhuys to Boultinghouse Volume I & II

  • 8.5" X 11" Perfect Bound
  • Indexed
  • Acid-free Paper
  • $120 each set
  • $30.00 S&H
 


 

As the result of a History project in 1976, my passion for genealogy was born. What started as a simple three generation pedigree chart has unfurled into thousands of leaves on an ever growing family tree. This nearly 40 year journey has brought joy, frustration, satisfaction, and a never ending desire to learn more about the people who make up our past.

I truly believe that these individuals shape who and what we are today. We take from them a measure of their strengths, passions, beliefs, sorrows, joy, and love, and we each make of it what we will to become who we are today.

In Volume I of this history of the Boultinghouse family, I have covered what I believe to be the early immigrants up to the line of Daniel Boultinghouse (1797-1867) who left Arkansas and came to Texas. Daniel's family of fourteen children will be covered in Volume II. Volume II will also include expanded, but not comprehensive, information on the Evan Gabriel Evans family from the Donna Hull book, "And Then There Were Three Thousand". The information included here is in regard to the multiple marriages between the Evans and Boultinghouse families. I highly recommend obtaining a copy of the original "And Then There Were Three Thousand" book as well as the updated version which Cheryl Wimberly Billesbach is currently working on, if you are a part of the Evans line.

I have also covered collateral lines such as the Hon, Huie, Cullen, and Brown families. The intertwining of these families with the Boultinghouse family makes it impossible to not say more about them than just a passing mention of marriages.

The most difficult part of this project has been to find a stopping point, a place to be able to say, "I've done all I can do, this is complete." As I've worked on theses volumes, babies have been born, loved ones have passed, marriages and divorces have taken place, each one changing the so called, 'Finished Project'. I can only hope that I have laid a sufficient foundation for future researchers to build upon.

It is my sincere desire that each person who reads this work and views the pictures of our common ancestors, will take away a sense of heritage, a bond of family and strength, for they were truly a strong and amazing group of people and we should all be proud to call them kin.

Volume II covers the family of Daniel Boultinghouse and his 14 children. Daniel married Sarah Brown in 1817 Carmi, Illinois. To this union was born five children. After migrating to Scott County, Arkansas and Sarah's death there in 1846, Daniel married Mary Frances "Fannie" Shelton. Fannie and Daniel had nine children, three born in Scott County, Arkansas, six born after they migrated to Burnet County, Texas. It is through the descendants of Daniel Boultinghouse that the ties to the Evan Gabriel Evans family occur. To attempt to separate the Boultinghouse and the "3000" families is akin to trying to separate water. Volume II contains information on more than 4400 descendants of Daniel Boultinghouse

Sources are not included in the book due to file size restraints

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