Author: <span class="vcard">Christine Ellington</span>

A dark-haired, young woman, wearing a high-necked, long-sleeved dress of the late 1800s, stares off into the distance with large, hopeful eyes. Typical of the photos of that time period, she’s not smiling. Her hand rests casually on the arm of an ornate chair. This is the first photograph I’ve ever seen of our great-grandmother, Carrie Tillman McCune (26 Jan 1873? – 30 Nov 1918), mother of Granddaddy Bill McCune. Someone in our family had sent me copies of two old photos of Carrie several…

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Welcome to McCune & Cousins: Southern Roots & Front Porch Stories! After 20 years of genealogy research, I’m going modern with an online blog to share stories of our family ancestors. They are real life stories – enlightening, sad, funny, heart-warming and gut-wrenching. They inform and shape who our family members are today. They make us think and point us toward our future. They are people like us, who do good things and make mistakes. I explore their lives with compassion and humility. In our…

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Welcome to my family history blog on the ancestry line of the McCune and Cousins families of Georgia and Alabama. My genealogy research and stories begin with my grandparents, Willie H. McCune and Mable Cousins of Girard, Alabama, and Columbus, Georgia, and go up our family tree to include the lives, loves, joys and sorrows of our ancestors who founded their homes in the American South. These are our front porch stories.

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