From Tea to
              Tumbleweeds

    The search for our ancestors


Lusk


Guzman

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Bones of my 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. "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.

Family Branches

Each branch of the family encountered a wide variety of historical events in many different places. There are people of almost every profession including farmers, ranchers, miners, doctors, politicians and even an old West gunslinger or two. Many family members have served in the military during peace time and war. When possible I've included historical information about the people, places and events each person encountered at home and abroad.

The people in this history primarily lived in the continental United States. However, we have family members originating or living in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico and many other places around the world. I hope you enjoy this compilation of historical documents, vital records, photographs and family lore I have gathered in an attempt to tell their stories.

I have chosen to segment the family with our grandparents as the focal point for each branch, represented by the photos below. My husband's are on the left and mine on the right. With so many of these ancestral lines originating from the United Kingdom and the more recent generations living in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States, this website was named "From Tea to Tumbleweeds" in their memory.


Our Grandparents
Lusk

Fred Marvin
Lusk
Alabama

Worthen

Fannie Mae
Worthen
Alabama

Waller

Ernest Canada
Waller
Alabama

Denny

Thelma Naomi
Denny
Kentucky

Good

Jimmie Burford
Good
Texas

Huddleston

Lillie Ida
Huddleston
Texas

Davidson

Henry James
Davidson
Arizona

Baker

Mayme Odell
Baker
Texas

We hope you laugh

We salute our military members

We have had family serving in the military throughout our history. We thank them for their sacrifices and honor their memory.


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