Thursday, April 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Pages from an Old Bible

Wonderful information can be found in old family Bibles. This entry was made by my gr. grandfather Samuel Walton in 1898.

The Bible came to our family after his widow, my great grandmother Sallie died. For many years I never knew who Lydia was. Not until I discovered a Civil War pension file did the life of Lydia Talkington emerge. I am so thankful for this entry from the old Bible that kept the name of Lydia on my mind.

In addition, I never knew exactly who Houston was, and the notations of his being born in Indian Territory for many years was not clear. Houston was my grandfather's brother.

Now I can not only call their names but I can also tell their story.

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