This message is to inform all of the Alderman cousins who are descedants od Jacob and Rosanna, that John Alderman, Box 647, Hillsville, Va. 24343, will be 92 years old on October 16, 1999.For many years, John, a lawyer and father of John Perry, had a law firm in Hillsville and conducted the Alderman reunions in Carroll and Floyd Counties. He began the geneological research on Jacob and passed his inte=erest on to John P., who continued it until his death in July 1995. John took this writer to Jacob's old homestead on Burks Fork and showed me his gravesite. John has no middle name because tghere were so many siblings that all middle names were used up, (or so the story goes). I would love to see an outpouring of birthday cards from the cousins, to brighten the old gentleman's day.