Author Archives: agwilderman

About agwilderman

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Recycling

I’m into recycling – sorting stuff, saving wraps for young people and not so young people who need 500 lbs. for a bench, and knowing what to throw out. But my recycling interest started when I was a kid. Recycling … Continue reading

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World War II Letters

I haven’t written much lately. The pandemic and my knee surgery zapped my energy. But one thing I have been doing is scanning my father’s letters to my mother during World War II. Dad was drafted in 1942 and was … Continue reading

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Remembering Fathers

This genealogist has a father, a father-in-law, and many forefathers. How do you honor all of them? I will add a link here to read about my father, Joseph Grassi, and a link with a short story about my father-in-law, … Continue reading

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More on the Early Kirksey Family-A Brick Wall

These early Kirkseys are very perplexing. The first mention of the family I am researching was in 1750 in Bladen Co., NC. Edward requested a survey be made of a piece of property containing 300 acres and the identifying description … Continue reading

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Barnet Lee Kirksey

Barnet Kirksey better know as Barney was a farmer in Taylor County, Georgia. He is listed in the Bible as Barnet but someone changed it to Barney. He was born 16 January 1876 to Andrew Jackson Kirksey, known as Grandpa … Continue reading

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In Nora Byrd’s Kitchen

The summer’s found me traveling from Queens, New York to Macon, Georgia to visit my Aunt Nora Kirksey Byrd. There were no cousins in New York but there were five us during the summers in Georgia. On certain days, we … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo of Lukas and Tyler

What fun it is to go out with grandchildren. My boys, Lukas and Tyler, like trains so we headed out to the Science Museum to check out the model train exhibit. They, and the children of all ages, were captivated … Continue reading

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Namesakes in the Kirksey Family

There is one branch of my family that was very patriotic and a number of the family members were named after historical figures, including the founding fathers. My double great grandfather’s name was Andrew Jackson Kirksey and he had a … Continue reading

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Family Legends – Philmon or is it Filmon?

There are not too many family legends in my files but there is one that is interesting. It was told to me by Marvin Philmon who was born in 1879. His father was James Philmon. James was married twice and … Continue reading

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Beginnings – Edward Kirksey – North Carolina

My surname of interest is Kirksey. We have a one name study and over a hundred members at one time or another we were sharing information. We were trying to piece together the beginnings of the Kirksey family in America … Continue reading

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