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Welcome to Jim's haven for Dust Bowl refugees and others whose feet are in California but whose hearts are in the hill country of Arkansas and Tennessee. Over time, I'll be updating this page with tantalizing information about my close kinfolk and family friends. Who knows? I might be cousins with y'all. Here are some of the people, times and places we'll be exploring: Arkansas: Centering mainly on Franklin Co., but also some of the surrounding counties as well, between 1830 and 1920. Surnames: TURNER, NICELY, DUNN, ANDREWS and collateral families. Tennessee: My hill folk kin inhabited Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties starting around 1800. Surnames: NICELY, DUNN, DAVIS, HURST. NUNN, DAY, NORRIS and many more. But that's just the paternal side. My material line will be centered in Muscatine, Iowa, starting around 1850. Some of the names we'll be working on are: PURCELL, CONNOR, PARVIN, CHATTERTON and many more. We'll trace the Purcells back to Virginia where they were involved with RANDOLPH, DOWELL, GLASCOCK, SIMMS. OSBORNE and others. Through the Parvins, we go all the way back to the beginnings of colonization of New England and my most illustrious forebear, the Rev. OBADIAH HOLMES of Newport, Rhode Island. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be fun!
Jim's Haven fo Close Kin and Kissin' Cousins
Updated September 5, 2000

James Anthony Albanese
683 Park
Salinas, California 93901-1352
United States

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