Alvin & Marion Allen – My father’s Parents~
Over 20 years ago my father Rex Allen Sr. asked me trace our Native American Roots – I’ve always been interested in my Ancestor’s and decided to give it a go – so 20 years later what was a simple request from my father become a lifetime passion & love for genealogy – I think it was the best thing my father could have asked of me ~
All his life he’d known he had Native American blood running thru his veins – Knew it was on all sides of his Ancestor’s – but growing up it was a voodoo to talk about it or to be of “Indian Blood” but my father was proud if it and he wanted to know so he turned over all he and other family member’s had collected thru the years and we sat and talked for hours about what he knew – It was one of the most memorable moments with my Father I had~ He Past away this past September the 15th – was critical ill for several years – but I was able to finally show him his Native American Roots – My last moments with my father were of us talking genealogy~
I will be posting my journey here – to help others doing research on the Native American – it isn’t an easy task and takes hours and hours of research with no help from the Tribes or Government – follow the paths of my Ancestor’s thru my eyes & words~
3 thoughts on “What started me on my quest?”
I am from the Barber/ Chagum line. I can understand how hard it is to find out any information. I’m glad to you did alot of the work . I hope to make a trip to Barkhamsted Lighthouse site this summer with my grandchildren.
Wow seeing the picture of your grandfather “Allen”sent chills because he looks so much like my grandpa Howard Barber!!! I am sharing your blog with my sisters and cousins. One day would love to have a family reunion of the Chagum-Barber family…
I too,am a descendant of the Chagum-Barber line.Reading your blog,was like my own life story.Thank you for all the work you’ve done.Sheryl Robinson and I have been sharing info for some time.Butch Robinson’s grandmother and my grandmother(paternal) were sisters.Will be looking forward to reading your blog.I am on facebook too.Merry Christmas and a healthy new year.