Windows Into Our Past, Vol 1

A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith
& Associated Families

Through the years, I have visited with family that I didn’t even know that I had. In turn my correspondence has been exhaustive at times. I so enjoy sending out and receiving family information. The mail holds so many surprises. Oh, the crazy things that one finds out while searching out the family’s roots. I have been spending the past year researching the Middle Ages and before. To tell the truth I never was really interested in that period of time, until, I found out that we were related to European Royalty. Many believe that what is going on in our world today is crazy, only after delving into the past do we find that life is just as crazy and unpredictable as ever.

In my quest for family information, nothing was sacred; I search through courthouse record rooms, the Virginia State Library and Archives, other people’s attics and closets for bits and pieces of family information. Every scrap of information that I have collected has been compiled here for your perusal. I have tried to include “stories” about individuals when they were available or appropriate. 

Thanks go out to all those with whom I have corresponded and those individuals who gave me updated information on their individual families.  Thanks also to all my family for being there and giving me the extra push that I needed to get the book “hammered out”.

As with any work of genealogy, there are always omissions and additions that find their way into print, should you come across a “typo” or have any information that your would like to see corrected please contact me.

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