Wilkins-Walling Journal: As Written by Charles Compton Wilkins

Wilkins-Walling Journal: As Written by Charles Compton Wilkins

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Wilkins-Walling Journal: As Written by Charles Compton Wilkins - Mary Browne. Charles Compton Wilkins' journals were written so that generations yet unborn could read and be proud of their pioneering ancestors, who, at great risk and privations, left their comfortable homes and forged west to the land of their dreams: Texas. Genealogists will delight in the wealth of names contained in this family history of Charles Compton Wilkins and his beloved wife, Mary Ella Walling. Much more than genealogical data, this narrative history is written in a relaxed manner that brings family members to life. Anyone interested in American history will appreciate the detailed account that begins with the marriage of Charles' grandparents, John Dougherty Doxey and Betsy Conway, in 1813. This pioneering family left Maryland to brave the wilderness, settling first in Missouri. Readers will find a vivid portrait of 19th century America within these pages. The hazards and joys of everyday life; social and economic issues; and interesting details such as the cost of land, crops and livestock; are tied to events of historical significance. Numerous photographs enhance the text. Family charts are included for Comptons, Herndons, Ryons, Wilkins, Salmons, Digges, Whiteheads, Burrowes, Carmans and Wrights. 2004, 8½x11, paper, 294 pp. 101-B0916 ISBN: 1585499161