Tom and Freda Kincade Gavin Family History.
I love researching my family's origins and discovering names and information about an ancestors that had been nameless to me. It's a hobby for me. I have not had the opportunity to travel to a many archives and libraries I would have like to. The work on this website represents the work of many people. The genealogy recorded here is from family records and records from census and genealogical records from websites such as the pension application from the LSD site and many other online public records. I hope you find some information that you can then document to your satisfaction.
If you can help by filling in some of the unknowns in the family tree please email me. I would love to hear from you with correction, new material, pictures and dates for the many names on the family tree that I have been unable to obtain
Many of the surnames are just one name. There are so many brick walls I would love to break through. Look around. Take some of the side roads. I have added links covering places and things I find interesting and pertains to our family’s history.
Our families came from the Carolinas. We were in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, for the Civil War. All our ancestors were from the south. Some fought for the south and some for the north. They migrated to Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. They arrived in Missouri to a changed land. The native Indians told how the earthquakes of 1811-12 had changed a once rolling landscape into a wooded swamp that was deemed to be uninhabitable. The land had to be reclaimed with a massive drainage program. The land had to be cleared. Ever so often the mighty Mississippi River reminds us that this is a land only on loan. Old Man River comes across our farms and towns, our homes, churches and schools, collecting his bounty.
Our family’s lives were filled with hard work. Building and having to rebuild. Our family is represented in every war in our country's history from the American Revolution down to present day. We have settled across the USA and around the world.
These pages will be in a constant state of flux. So please come back and see us often.