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CENTENARIANS (new content August 2002)
HANING PHOTOS
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BROOKS PHOTOS
PETTY PHOTOS
MORE PETTY PHOTOS
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PETTY AND BROOKS PHOTOS
BABY PICTURES
FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES
BROOKS LINE
HANING LINE
DAVIS/HAWK OR HOCK LINES
PETTY LINE
HINCHEY/BARTLETT LINES
WRIGHT/MASON LINE
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES
THE ANSWER PAGE
WHERE THEY LIVED
THEN AND NOW
THESE RELATIVES ARE NOT ABSOLUTE
BACK TO ADAM
FAMILY MEMBER KENNETH BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER ROZELLAH PETTY BROOKS
ROZELLAH'S EDUCATION
FAMILY MEMBER WILLIAM HENRY BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER GRANDMA FANNIE
FAMILY MEMBER GEORGE BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER EVA HANING BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBERS FRANK AND ANNIE HANING
FAMILY MEMBER WALTER PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER VIRLIE MASON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER ANDREW JACKSON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER SARAH ELIZABETH HINCHEY
THE LOVE STORIES
FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
1936 NEWSPAPER
MEMORABILIA
MEMORABILIA II
FAMILY HEROES
VERSES
OUR MUSICAL FAMILY
OUR FISHING FAMILY
CHRISTMAS
CELEBRATIONS
RECIPES 1
RECIPES 2
GETTING GRANNY'S GOAT
TIDBITS
THE OIL BOOM
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY, PAGE 2
ABOUT ME
FUTURE HEIRLOOMS

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I proudly trace my family history through several generations, beginning on the maternal side with an English immigrant who was an indentured servant and on the paternal side with a German immigrant who was a mule trader.  Although I cannot document the names and birthdates of my Cherokee ancestors, I am just as proud of the many generations of people who were already living in this land that became America when it was settled by Europeans.  Beginning in the 1700s, some of my ancestors immigrated to the United States from England, Germany, Ireland, and possibly France.  May God continue to bless America, the land that has been home to many generations of my family.


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September 22, 2000

Most of our ancestors were not famous but all of them were important, just as every human being living today is important. We are all God's children. I'll include some information about distant ancestors that may make you feel as if you knew these people who lived before you were born. I don't guarantee the absolute accuracy of everything on these pages, but I am telling the truth as I know it. Some stories handed down for generations, and even some names, may be inaccurate.

THE PETTY FAMILY
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This is the entire family, assembled on the front porch of "the old homeplace" in Davis, Oklahoma.

VIRLIE MASON PETTY, THE MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER I CALLED "GRANNY" IS IN BOTH OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS.  ABOVE, SHE IS STANDING BEHIND HER FATHER-IN-LAW AND BETWEEN HER HUSBAND AND A SISTER-IN-LAW.  BELOW, SHE IS STANDING BESIDE HER MOTHER AND IN FRONT OF HER OLDER SISTER.

WRIGHT FAMILY
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My Granny is the first little girl in the front row here.

BROOKS SIBLINGS
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Will Brooks, far right, with his brothers and sisters

GRANDMA DAVIS AND CHILDREN ON HER 90TH BIRTHDAY
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In addition to the children shown here, Lucinda had two who died in childhood

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Copyright 2000, 2001,2002 by Sharon Thomas
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Most photographs used on this site are from my private collection.  Many of those I did not scan myself were done by my daughter, Melanie Robbins. Thank you, Melanie.  A few older photographs are from other sources and I have added credit lines where they are needed.
 
Nora Kelly gave me permission to use the Haning pictures she framed in gold and also the newspaper picture of Lucinda Hawk Davis.  Thank you, Nora.
 
Thanks to John T. Wright for scanning the Wright family photographs.

Non-photographic images are believed to be in the public domain. Those that are not from the Tripod collection have been taken from sites where they were offered free.

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