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A History of the Land
By © 2004 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
ByRebecca Cox Sowers
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
This Book is lovingly dedicated to my Mother May 21, 1932-February 16, 2001
This Book is lovingly dedicated to my Mother
May 21, 1932-February 16, 2001
"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?" --Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.
"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain
perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it
is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?"
--Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.
One of the most enjoyable parts of writing a book like this one is meeting and becoming friends with all those who were willing to help with the book. Many people volunteered their time and effort in either sending information or pictures. They also supplied the encouragement and excitement which kept me focused on the research and writing of the book. I have made many dear friends.
I want to thank Juanita Cox Bentley for her patience and help. I called on her often. She supplied much of the Henry Davis information; I am indebted to her.
I an also indebted to Sara Melton Sumner; she was a great help in sending pictures and information on the Millirons and Meadows families. Thanks Sara.
Reba and Jack Crawford, thanks so much for the encouragement, help and pictures.
Christine Hamblin Distelhorst sent tons of pictures which made the book come to life. She is a dear friend. Thanks Christine for the Hamblin and Millirons pictures and information.
A dear childhood friend, Milton Davis took the time from his busy life sending pictures and information. Again, making the book come alive. He graciously sent information from the King and Brunk Family Bibles and many pictures.
Bobbie Lee, a Ritter descendent helped with the Ritter Family. Thanks Bobbie. I hope to meet you one day.
Loretta Hancock Patterson and Karen Fallin helped with the Hancock Family. Karen also helped with the Pauley Family. Thanks to both of you.
I have to add Suella Wolfe and Kay Robinson Welch for their help with photographs. I must thank them for having patience with my never ending questions about the King family. Thanks, Suella and Kay.
Thanks to Joyce Smith for helping out with the Harrell family! I could not have done it without you.
To everyone who let me know they were interested in the book, thank you. I appreciate the interest and hope no one will be disappointed.
If I have unintentionally left anyone out, forgive me. There have been many others who offered encouragement which helped a lot when things were a little slow. Thanks to everyone.
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