When I started this project, I truthfully had no appreciation for the introspection that would come from it. My hope was to simply give my son the gift of knowing where he came from. After a few short months, I realized this gift has the potential for so much more. Dr. Henry Louis Gates has said, “Knowing about the past reveals more about the present. Knowing about your ancestors teaches you more about yourself.” So far, I couldn’t agree more…
The Bynum Family finds its early roots near Lake City, Columbia County, Florida although there is some evidence that the family migrated to Florida from South Carolina probably not long after the end of the civil war in 1865. Our family line later moved to the St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida area where many family members still reside today.
The Brown family has seemingly always been a part of the fabric of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee although some of the earliest ancestors, George and Alice (D’King) Kimbro migrated from Texas.