The information available at this site includes four ancestral lineages of Elizabeth Rose Hood -- the Hoods of KY, the Irvines of KY, the Reeds of TN, and the Troxels of TN.
Much of the actual research was performed by generations before me -- and handed down -- or, researched professionally and available in a variety of printed sources. Many thanks to my Uncle Alfred Hood who provided a wealth of information on the Hoods and Irvines, and to my great uncle, Thomas Harlan Troxel, himself an interesting character, who during his lifetime was recognized among the Tennessee Troxels as the family historian and storyteller. But, I extended the greatest thanks to my mother, Betty Rose Reed Hood, who instilled in me a sense of curiosity and wonder -- and who, by example, taught me the value of knowing my roots.
The information herein is still a loving work in progress.