Why I started this blog

The purpose of compiling these annals has been simply to preserve them for posterity.

However humble their careers, the history of one’s ancestry will always prove of interest, though experience proves that few persons are willing to devote time necessary to collect such data. I am one of those people, however the bug didn’t hit me until later in life and I have a lot of catching up to do.

My research so far has been for my ancestors, Goode, Bowman, Reagan, Abbott and Key. there are many branches from these ancestors that I am still working on.

The Goode’s, Keys and Abbott’s all came from England. Goode’s and Key’s settled in Virginia then North Carolina and on to Georgia,  The Abbott’s settled in Maryland and my branch ended up in Tennessee,

The Reagan’s are from Ireland and made their way to Sevier County, TN and were very instrumental in The founding of Gatlinburg, TN

The Bowman’s have been my biggest challenge as you will see when you read my post about them.

There is so much that I don’t know because records have been destroyed by fire especially in the south. But I plan to share what I do know and the things that I find in the future. . It is a record of my research and is to be shared with anyone who has aa desire to know more about the ones who came before us and helped settle this great land that we call Amercia.