What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Just USA for now.
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I'm not an expert, but my specialities is McNairy County, Tennessee genealogy and history, even those not my family.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I used to write articles for the newspaper and my sister asked me to write about growing up and homelife. I thought I would find a little background on our family and went to the local library and found old Samuel Hooker, the wanderer. It was cold and raining that night as I drove home I thought about Barsheba Hooker following her husband through NC, Kentucky, Alabama and finally Tennessee, in weather worse than this and sleeping under a wagon. I was hooked! I had fell into the sea of genalogy, hook line and sinker. No one has every been able to get me out.
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I'd love to attend the Hardeman county Historical Meeting. What is going on with them. Do you want to go to the Hardin County Meeting Thursday night? It should be good. A man from Texas is speaking. His family lived near Shiloh during the battle and he is going to discuss it.
I was looking at your surnames to see if we have any possible connections. Here are the only ones I find:
I have Huggins line out of Jones County, North Carolina. Actually, Lizanna Huggins Morton came to McNairy County, Tennessee by 1830 by way of Blount County, Tennessee and Alabama.
I also have a Wardlaw line in Anderson County, South Carolina. Mary Wardlaw was born c1804 in South Carolina and died 1862 in Anderson County. I don't know her parents, but her husband was Jesse Balentine.Ballentine.Vallentine.
I don't have a Hooker line, but I have two Hooker girls marrying JAMES boys, sons of William and Nancy Langford James. This family lived Tishomingo (now Alcorn county) and McNairy County.