Little Walkers Creek - A History Of The Land And Its People

Little Walkers Creek - A History Of The Land And Its People

by Rebecca Cox Sowers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780975366745
Publisher: American History Press
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Jane "Becky" Cox Sowers was born in 1953 in Pulaski, Virginia to Jimmy Lee Cox and Elsie Irene Davis. She grew up in her grandfather, Emmett Davis' homeplace on Little Walkers Creek. Becky attended the Spur Branch School (a one room schoolhouse) during her first two years of school, and in 1963 was transferred to Pulaski, attending Northwood Elementary. Becky graduated from Pulaski High School in 1972. She attended New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia from 1993-1996, receiving two associate degrees in Industrial Instrumentation and Electrical Technology.

Becky's interest in historical and genealogical research began in 2000 beginning with her research on the Davis and Parsell families. In researching her families, she realized there was no significant historical information on the community of Little Walkers Creek.

She began her Little Walkers Creek research in earnest in 2001 by visiting local courthouses in Wythe, Pulaski and Bland Counties, Virginia. While there, she trained herself in the art of historical and genealogical research, sometimes taking hours to glean the much needed information from old court records in which the writing was almost indecipherable. Late nights were filled with searching census records, making notes and, again, deciphering the old handwriting. Each deed, each record, and each census record was meticulously transcribed from copies of originals. Even though Becky is not a certified genealogist, she could easily become one, and with three years of continuous information gathering, she could surely become a professional researcher.

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