Wilkins-Walling Journal: As Written by Charles Compton Wilkins

By: Mary Browne

Price: $33.00

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Charles Compton Wilkins' journals were written so that generations yet unborn could read and be proud of their pioneering ancestors, who, at great risk and privations, left their comfortable homes and forged west to the land of their dreams: Texas. Genealogists will delight in the wealth of names contained in this family history of Charles Compton Wilkins and his beloved wife, Mary Ella Walling. Much more than genealogical data, this narrative history is written in a relaxed manner that brings family members to life. Anyone interested in American history will appreciate the detailed account that begins with the marriage of Charles' grandparents, John Dougherty Doxey and Betsy Conway, in 1813. This pioneering family left Maryland to brave the wilderness, settling first in Missouri. Readers will find a vivid portrait of 19th century America within these pages. The hazards and joys of everyday life; social and economic issues; and interesting details such as the cost of land, crops and livestock; are tied to events of historical significance. Numerous photographs enhance the text. Family charts are included for Comptons, Herndons, Ryons, Wilkins, Salmons, Digges, Whiteheads, Burrowes, Carmans and Wrights.

Title: Wilkins-Walling Journal: As Written by Charles Compton Wilkins

Author: Mary Browne

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $33

Categories: S-Z,

Publisher: Heritage Books:

ISBN Number: 1585499161

ISBN Number 13: 9781585499168

Binding: Hardcover

Book Details: 2004, 8½x11, paper, 294 pp, Heritage Books

Seller ID: B0916