Re: Torbert/Johnston of Columbia, PA
Hello Cathy. Shortly after my original posting, I got in touch with a gentleman named Robert Torbert. After numerous emails, he sent via post mail, four black and white photo copied pages containing pictures. All the pages state 'originals are with C.T. Dent in Charlottesville, VA.'.
How great it is to hear from you!!!!
Growing up, not only was I unaware of my father's genealogy, he was unaware as well. His father, Ben Johnston, Ralph's son, passed away on a boating accident at the seas, or so we are told, when my father was four years old. We are estranged from my father's mother and she was never very forthcoming with information pertaining to that side of the family.
SO - estranged grandmother needed to be moved to an assisted living facility and upon the move; my father came across the bible previously mentioned and gave it to me. So starts my journey.
Forgive my rambling but I happen to be extremely excited. I would be happy to share the information I have with you and possibly you could help me fill in the blanks. Or vice versa.
Also, I would be willing to pay to have the original photos scanned and copied in photo quality format.
My personal email address is email@example.com. Please feel free to email me directly if you'd prefer.
I look forward to hearing from you!