In 1976, I began researching my family. This original effort was the result of a school History project that required me to write an autobiography and fill out a pedigree chart. At that time I was able to fill in 29 names, including my own, now I have a database of over 14,000 relatives on my maternal grandmother's side alone.
I find myself constantly searching to fill in "one more blank", find "one more birth, marriage, or death record", locate "one more tombstone". Because I am always looking for the "Elusive Ancestor", this is a never ending project. Always, the most difficult part is deciding what to put in and what to leave out (Yes, I did leave some things out.)
Volume I of "The Giles Driver Family" introduces the 11 children of Giles and Susan (Williams) Driver of Wight County, Virginia. Their eldest son, Ichabod "Bud" is the focus of this book. The fact that his family, alone, occupy the pages of this volume, speaks to the vast number of descendants he has. Within this cover you will find the names and faces of the people who made each of us who we are today.
There are countless hours of happy memories, visits to cemeteries, frustration, and love in these pages. Along the way I have met some wonderful people and I thank them for what they have added. The vast majority of this information is documented although I have not included the documentation due to the fact that it is a book in itself. Please contact me with corrections or additions. I have tried to check for errors , but inevitably, I'm sure some have escaped my notice. There are some lines that I have been unable to trace due to the fact that they have simply "died out". I hope that you enjoy reading about your family as much as I have enjoyed searching for and finding them.
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