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Just to tell you a little about myself, my name is Vickie and I was born and raised in Kentucky. The majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a courthouse and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.

Military Records

I would like to honor all those men and women who have fought and died in the service of our country since the very beginning.  Never forget them and their sacrifices and please support our troops wherever they are serving today.

"Remember FREEDOM is not FREE"

The following two men were brothers and my 2nd great-granduncles from my Mom's side of the family.  They were sons of Volentine Floyd & Eliza Parker.  They both served in the Union Army from Tennessee which as most of you know seceded from the Union and fought on the Southern side during the War Between the States also known as the American Civil War.  You can see from their eyes they must have already seen some fighting before these pictures were taken.  Both men survived the war, but carried diseases contracted during their service and died within 8 months of each other after returning from the war.  They are buried side by side at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in DeKalb County, Tennessee east of Alexandria on Walker's Creek Road.


These are links to different sites to search for your veteran, through the different wars fought throughout American history.  As I find more military links I will be sure and add them to this page.

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