My Family History includes many families in Arkansas among the earliest settlers of the state.
My 2nd Great-Grandparents
I was lucky enough to have my grandparents with me for a good portion of my life. All of my grandparents were alive until I was at least a junior in high school. My last surviving grandparent, my paternal grandmother, Gwen (Stout) Thompson, died in 2006.
I was also lucky enough to know many of my great-grandparents for a significant portion of my life. Two of my great-grandparents were living until I was a senior in high school.
I didn’t actually meet any of my 2nd great-grandparents but I have discovered some sense of their personalities and their life struggles and triumphs through the stories of my great-grandparents and my grandparents about their parents and grandparents.