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Our Families

The families are organized in four primary branches:

                • Lusk - ancestors of John Lusk of the Jackson County, Alabama
                • Waller - ancestors of Betty Jean Waller Lusk of Jackson County, Alabama
                • Good - ancestors of Robert Wilburn Good of Falls County, Texas
                • Davidson - ancestors of Charlotte Ellen Davidson Good of Upton County, Texas

Our Research

This collection contains almost 30 years of research. All sources are cited, adhering to the Genealogical Proof Standard - pursuing original documents and first hand knowledge. New information is always being sought and a great deal of information has yet to be transferred from older genealogy applications.

Please bear with us as we do some restructuring - we are consolidating our data and images from previous formats.

To Serve and Protect

We are very proud of our family members who have protected their communities by serving in the military, or their local fire, medical and law enforcement agencies through war and peace.

Tidbits of time...
      Thought or story on current subjects of interest.

On William Lusk...

William Lusk, my husband's Civil War ancestor, continues to be a mystery after gathering information on this family for so many years. I'm still unable to identify his parents with any amount of confidence. This summer - it's time to visit the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.

Born in Manchester, Franklin County, Tennessee on 1 October 1822 (as listed on his baptism record and his enlistment form in his military records and other documents), a search of the Lusk families living in Franklin County, Tennessee and Jackson County, Alabama has not provided any documents to identify his parents or information of his early childhood.

William was baptized on 31 August 1896 in Johns Mills, Douglas County, Missouri by Elder C. J. Spurlock of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, now known as the Community of Christ Church. The church records do not provide any information on his family members.

I have numerous records beginning in 1850. They document his two marriages, Nancy Jane Berry in Alabama and Nancy Jane Montgomery in Missouri; children born in both states; his Civil War service and pension, etc.; but none of these provide information on his youth. The search will continue at the Alabama state archive, for that elusive record that will provide the missing link. - Trudy Lusk, 2 Feb 2020


Bones of Our Bones

"The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943.'

John Wallace Waller

John was born 27 Feb 1854 in Jackson County, Alabama to Abner and Emily (Parker) Waller. He married Sarah A. Maynor and had 7 children.


Margaret Littlejohn

Margaret was born about 1875 in Texas to James and Lila (Cox) Hicklin, though many of her adult records list her birth as 15 Dec 1882 in Arizona. She was married three times: John Davidson, Robert McCormack and William Wallace Littlejohn. Margaret had a very eventful life, ranging over much of the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.


We hope you laugh out loud!

  • Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • Everyone has ancestors and it is only a question of going back far enough to find a good one.
    ~ Howard K. Nixon
  • We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
    ~ Jimmy Carter
  • Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush.
    ~ Florence King
  • My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
    ~ Ellen

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