S: OUR AMERICAN FAMILY
FC: OUR AMERICAN FAMILY
1: Our family loves our country, the United States of America. For many years, our family has worked to make our country strong by being soldiers, farmers, postal workers, secretaries, teachers, bankers and many other occupations. | Callan, Henry & Bart 2010 in Swing made by their great-Grandfather Lele Bartlett 1994 | To Bart, Henry & Cal with love, Mimi and Pop July 2011 | USA
2: The Declaration of Independence of the American Colonies from England was written in 1776 | NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION | Mom, Mimi, Chip, Mimi's Mother (Nan) and Chel. Henry Jacob Trollinger was Mimi's 5th great -grandfather!
3: The American Revolution Our family, along with many other people, came to the unsettled "New World" from all over the world in the early 1700's. The land was owned by England and the people had to work and send tax money to England. The colonists in the New World decided they wanted liberty from England and to be free to build their own country. They were courageous men and women who thought freedom was important enough to fight for in a war. Some of your family who in the Revolution to form the Unites States of America were: CONRAD RUEBEN WILHITE- He was born in Virginia in about 1740. His grandfather, Michael, immigrated to the New World from Germany, to what is now Culpepper VA, in about 1717. ALEXANDER COULTER: He was Irish and born about 1740 too. He was an "Overseer" for building roads and bridges and served on juries. HENRY JACOB TROLINGER: He came to Pennsylvania on a ship with his father Adam, from Germany. He moved to North Carolina and made gunpowder for the soldiers from salt found in caves on his property. | These men were your 7th Great-Grandfathers!
4: THE WAR OF 1812 | The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and England-again! It lasted 3 years. Why did we go to war again? Well, England was at war with France and they were running out of sailors for their navy. They started stopping American ships and taking sailors by force. Also, the English people were still living in a part of America near the Great Lakes. They were using Indians to start skirmishes to keep the land they were living on.
5: Her 3rd great grandfather Alexander Coulter, was in the Revolutionary War. Her great-great, grandfather Thomas Coulter was in the War of 1812. Her grandfather, G.W. Coulter, was in the Civil War. | Mimi's Paternal Grandparents O.E. & Ola Andrews Wilhite His great-great-great grandfather Conrad Wilhite was in the Revolutionary War. His grandfather Jackson W. Wilhite, fought in the Civil War. | Mimi's Parents O.J. Wilhite & Nancy Nolan Wilhite | Mimi's Maternal Grandparents John Patrick and Kate Schmuecker Nolan | His 3rd great grandfather, Henry Trollinger was a Rev. War Patriot
6: The Star Spangled Banner Did you know that our National Anthem, "Star Spangled Banner" was written after the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War?!? On September 14, 1814, United States soldiers at Baltimore's Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over the British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those "broad stripes and bright starts" inspired Francis Scott Key, a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet to write a poem that eventually became a song and our National Anthem. | t | One of your great-grandfather's was an officer in the War of 1812! Thomas Coulter fought with the Tennessee Milita as a Lt. Colonel Commander and then was made a Brigadier General of the Naval 8th Brigade. His dad, Alexander Coulter was in the Revolutionary War. Thomas is your 6th great grandfather!
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8: What is a Civil War?... A "civil" war is fought between people of the same county, not against another country. The United States Civil War was between the North and South states. Many Americans were killed. It lasted from 1861-1865. Because the soldiers were all Americans, there could be members of the same family fighting on different sides. Our family had soldiers on both the North and South. Mimi's great-great Grandfather Jackson W. Wilhite from Alabama fought for the North. Many other Wilhite men fought on the side of the South. Her great-great Grandfather G.W. Coulter from Missouri also fought for the North. Pop had relatives from Arkansas that fought on the South. | Rebels vs. Yanks | Brother vs. Brother | Union vs. Confederacy
9: THE CIVIL WAR | JACKSON WARREN WILHITE Born: August, 1820 Enlisted: July 21, 1862 May 1, 1863 taken POW from Day's Gap Battle, AL. Confined: at Richmond, VA Released: May 15, 1863 Promoted: Nov. 1, 1863 to Sergeant. Mustered Out: July 19, 1865 Buried: Lawrence, TN "had eczema bad"! | He was your 4th great-grandfather and the great- grandson of Revolutionary War Patriot, Conrad Rueben Wilhite
10: FLAG FACTS | Blue stands for justice, Red stands for courage, White stands for purity, 13 Red and White Stripes stand for the thirteen original colonies. 50 Stars stand for 50 States. The flag should be flown from sunrise to sunset unless it is lighted. The flag should be displayed everyday by schools. Flags should not be flown in bad weather unless it is weatherproof material.
11: WORLD WAR II BREAKS OUT IN EUROPE On September 1, 1939 | The United States entered WW II when Japan launched a surprise military attack on the American Naval Base in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941 | World War II was fought in Europe, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, South-East Asia, China, the Middle East, the Mediterranean Ocean and Africa, but never on American soil.
12: Leroy Clifton Bartlett was your great great grandfather. The Bartlett's lived at 300 Glenwood Street in Russellville, AR for many years. | Lola Ellen Turnbow Bartlett was your great-great grandmother.
13: Leroy worked for the U.S. Postal Service and Lola also worked for the Postal Service! He only finished the eighth grade, but was a school teacher! They had two sons: Heartsill and Harold Leroy "LeLe". They lived in Russellville, and their sons went to Russellville High School. Hey...that's where Pop went too!!! | While Heartsill was in college and LeLe was in high school, the Second World War started in Europe. Both Bartlett boys enlisted to serve as soldiers. Heartsill signed up and went to Europe first because he was the oldest. He was 10 years older than LeLe. | Your great-Grandfather LeLe, your great-great Grandparents Leroy & Lola, & great Uncle Heartsill and great Aunt Polly | Heartsill's Honorable Discharge
14: Before Heartsill left for the war he married Polly Robertson in 1938. This is Polly's mother, Polly, Heartsill and Lola Bartlett | love waited... | England and France
15: Heartsill is your great uncle and Polly is your great aunt
16: Harold Leroy Bartlett | 7/28/26 Christian | Germany | Your great-Grandmother Marian Embrey Bartlett
17: Anna Louise Embrey, Le Le, Marian and Lola Bartlett | Gram, Papa LeLe Kent and Pop 1956 | Your great-Grandfather LeLe Bartlett
18: HOWARD STEVEN MARSHALL Federal Bureau of Investigation St. Louis, Missouri Washington, DC Memphis Tennessee Dallas, Texas BRIAN A. MARSHALL, Grandfather Retired Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent | Pop, Mimi, Mom, Dad, Grammie, and Big B Hot Springs, AR August 17, 1996
19: Dad and Grandfather Brian attended training at Quantico
20: Your great-Grandmother Marian Bartlett, Uncle Chip and Mom | Uncle Chip and your great- Grandfather LeLe Bartlett | Your great-Grandmother Nan Wilhite, Mom and Uncle Chip | Uncle Chip, Aunt Chel, and Mom 1992