My family is from over on Big Ugly. My father was Johnnie Virgil Gillenwater. I remember him talking about "Uncle General". Daddy's brothers were Bob, Herman (Dot), Bill, Tom, Wandell, and they had one sister, Faye. I may have left someone out, it seems like there was at least one more brother. Their father (my grandfather) was Dennis Gillenwater, brother to General. Dennis died in about December, 1969. Dennis was married to Ella Hager. My mother is an Adkins. She was born at Crown, West Virginia. I have been told that the Gillenwaters came from Wales. Some have claimed they came from Germany. They were all coal miners, so the Welsh connection fits for me.