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Willie & Fannie JACKSON BARWICKAL Surnames: BARWICK, MCKENZIE, ROSS, MARTIN, WASHINGTON, WIGGINS

William Charles BARWICK and Fannie Louella JACKSON BARWICK were my [AMAZING] maternal Grandparents!

I brag about my Grandfather “E” being a successful Entrepreneur before the word existed and wielding muscles LONG before we could afford gym memberships! And there was honestly NOTHING my Grandmother “Anbownes” couldn’t do! Naturally athletic Bownes danced the “Lindy”, jumped double-dutch, made any kind of homemade candy and repaired anything that came her way!:)

Though they met and married in Cincinnati, Ohio my Grandparents were both children of the South whose parents migrated North in the early 1900′s in search of better life opportunities.

Fannie’s family (surnames: JACKSON, CARTER, WINGFIELD, DORSEY, DICKEY, WRIGHT, FAVER/FAVOR, BOLTON, COHEN) by way of Washington-Wilkes, Georgia and Willie’s family (surnames: BARWICK, MCKENZIE, MARTIN, ROSS, WASHINGTON, WIGGINS) by way of Henry, County Alabama.

I began researching my Georgia Roots in 1997 and by 1998 had a blog online documenting the experience.

In 2007 the Ancestors let me know it was time to begin mending the BARWICK/MCKENZIE family history, so I launched Our Georgia Root’s sister blog — Our Alabama Roots.

Since launching, I’ve connected with our Family in Dothan (hey Cousin Glenza!:), discovered GG/GGG Grandparents I never knew of and learned much about what makes the BARWICK/MCKENZIE family line such a dynamic and long living clan!

I’m looking forward to the next leg of my [research] journey. My hope is it will include a Dothan-based Family Reunion to gather and share with relatives, and many, MANY new cousins to connect with — on and offline.

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AL Surnames: BARWICK, MCKENZIE, ROSS, MARTIN, WASHINGTON, WIGGINS

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