The Talbert's of Tennessee and Virginia gave birth to many descendants who had a predilection for education,love of the land, an abiding faith in God, and an ability to spin a good yarn. They reflected a genuine love for their neighbor and an interest in living a life spent serving others through their church or chosen occupations. Their heritage is rich and leaves large footsteps to try and fill. Many Scott's and Ayers's families joined their lineages with the Talbert's.
The John C. Calhouns of Alabama are difficult to trace. They, too, seem to have remained close to the land. Many of their descendants became teachers. The Walden and Entrekin families are intertwined with the Calhoun's.
Other families included in this research are Timpte and Michel from Germany/Austria/Alsace Lorraine and eventually the St. Louis, MO, areas. Some of their ancestors are Gander's, Middlebrook's, Rieth's, Krueger's and Nibhuth's (Nehbuth).
The Hopkins's family primarily stems from England along with their relatives such as the Stinchcomb's, Smith's, Moore's, Hilles's, Finney's, Terrill's, Terwiliger's and Zug's (Zook).
My research comes from various oral histories transcribed by myself, family papers and Bibles, rich contacts made with other cousins whom I found through their web pages, those resources made available through ancestry.com and genealogy.com and research work performed in the San Antonio Genealogical Society's research library.
I am always seeking additional information on individuals that can't be found because of those data gaps left by the burning of the 1890 census records and incomplete family lore.