Barksdale Chronicles in America, Vol I

The Stories of John Hickerson and Hickerson Barksdale

by Robert Groves



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/20/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781452059969
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781452059976

About the Book

Barksdale Chronicles in America, Volume I is the first published book by Maj Robert A. Groves. His research into his maternal ancestors began at the millennium due, in large part, to the colorful family stories he recalled his mother and her siblings sharing during his childhood. Family chronicles define and preserve the contributions of ancestors to their families and communities. Through a study of our roots, we gain an appreciation of what helped shape us as individuals and citizens. This edition captures but a small part of the Barksdale family as it starts out in the New World. As followed through the lineage of John Hickerson Barksdale, early ancestors began forging a life for themselves in Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Arkansas. They courageously served their country in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Some dipped their toes into the political waters of our country and served their communities, states and nation as elected officials. Using their creativeness, they turned resources available to them into entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture, merchandising, and manufacturing. Some heard a higher calling and faced the moral issues of the time from rural pulpits. Indeed, the early Barksdale ancestors played a vital role in shaping the communities where they settled and the environment into which following generations were born.

About the Author

Rob was born and reared in Dalton, Georgia. After finishing high school, he attended Dalton State College and majored in nursing. Following 13 years of employment as a Registered Nurse in the private sector, he commissioned into the United States Air Force Nurse Corps in 1996 and has served tours of duty in Alabama, Mississippi, Alaska, South Carolina, Japan, New Jersey and Virginia. Rob’s interest in genealogy grew from an interest in the colorful family stories portrayed by his mother and her siblings throughout his childhood. While serving his first tours in Alabama and Mississippi he began to collect some data on the family. In 2002, he decided to begin putting that huge amount of data into a format to be shared with others. The result is his first published work, Barksdale Chronicles in America, Volume I. Rob recently retired from military service after 18.5 years. He is currently working on the second volume of the Barksdale Chronicles featuring Collier Barksdale, as well as, his memoirs as an Air Force Nurse.