I love family stories, especially stories from long ago. A favorite of mine is one about Great-Grandfather Hutchins who killed a mountain lion around Natchez Mississippi
in the days before the Civil War. Or, there's the story about little Edith Tanner starring in the Wapanucka school play in 1920. The press deemed her, "The cutest little thing."
I also enjoy a good mystery. I have long pondered the question: "Did young George Washington present a eulogy at the grave of my Great-Grandfather Fry?" My favorite part of
family history is gathering the Family Stories and I've been working at that for more than thirty years. Now it's time to share.
These pages contain family stories, along with documents, photographs, and genealogies of my ancestors and related families. At present, the primary focus is the ancestors and
descendants of Richard Albert Clarkson and Elizabeth Jane Robinson of Fort Smith, Arkansas. As the website develops, more families will be added, including:
Fry, Grant, Hutchins, Hutchison, Markham, Rowland, Tanner and many others.
To get started check out the left navigation column. Try putting your great-grandfather's name in the Search box at the top. Or, click on the Surnames link
under the Search box to find a familiar name in the database. The Histories link should turn up something interesting. Or, try
the Feature Articles in the right column.
If you want to know more site specifics, or need help using this site, check out About this site. This website will
be expanding. To keep up with the newest stories, visit the Family Stories Blog.
In a letter to his friend, Capt E C Bouldin, Richard Albert Clarkson recounts his experiences of the Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War.
Clarkson Family in England
James Clarkson was a British Soldier during the American Revolution. Here is the story of his family in Lancashire England. It comes from the research of
Blanche Aubin Clarkson Hutchison, originally compiled in 1994 and updated in 2008. PDF
Who is it?
This collection of photos is from a family album belonging to Rowland Clarkson, who shared them with me in 1993. Clues suggest that the photos are of
Clarkson family members, primarily from the dates 1865 to 1875. PDF
Robert Hutchison: A Name Long Treasured
This is the story of four men who share the name Robert Hutchison; beginning with my great-grandfather who was born in 1858 in Ayrshire Scotland. He came to America in 1880
and eventually settled in Coal county Oklahoma. His name passed down to his son, grandson and great-grandson. PDF
Ancestor Charts, Eight Generations
Media Charts displaying the ancestors, currently in the database, for our grandparents: Hutchison, Tanner, Clarkson, Rowland, Garrett, Hoffman,
Feature Articles Archives
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site, please contact Pam. We look
forward to hearing from you.