An American Family

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      a genealogical work in progress        

My search for roots began in 1968 when a class assignment became a lifelong hobby.  The two pages of vital statistics provided by my grandmothers for that assignment have multiplied into 16 notebooks, 2 filing cabinets, several shelves of books, numerous disk files, and boxes of notes.

In the beginning, I elected to trace all eight of my great-grandparents, an ambitious undertaking for a new historian. Thirty-four years later, I have had success in each of these 8 lines and have branched into 16 additional lines of research. My ancestors are no longer statistics, but real people who deserve to be remembered. Please stop in and hear their stories…

Click above to see a list of recent additions to the site.


      My Paternal Lines        My Maternal Lines

  The Wilcoxen Files                           The Hodge Files

  The Dunavan Files                           The Mobley Files

 The Frankum Files                            The Mason Files

 The Lentz Files                                  The McAfee Files





Be sure to visit these additional pages of interest

     Click on the tombstone to take a virtual tour
               of our family's graves. 40 cemeteries on line.

        Click on the recipe box for a sampling of family recipes.

    Click on the quilt block to see a collection of quilts
               made by Lucy Mason Hodge.

        Can you help?  Click on the picture to see unidentified
                photos in my collection, possibly Mobley/Morgan
                relatives.  Do you know who they are?

        Rescued Ancestors from area antique stores.  Are they yours?

                    Raidho Flyer - Click on the quill to access brother David's blog
(Liberal mind at work.  Conservatives, beware.)

                Click on the typewriter to access my assorted essays on life, both
                past and present.  To be updated as the spirit moves.

      Building Blocks - a new blog about my ancestors' lives.

 Fellow researchers, please read this.

Do you get Family Reunion?  Click on picture for details.

Family Reunion Christmas 2008 and
Frankum Reunion 2009 edition now on line!

Access past & current issues
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Some of my other passions

    My ancestral and current home – Bastrop, Texas

    Smiley, Texas, home of the Bantams  

    My four-legged children  (temporarily down for update)

    Take a look at my dollhouses

    The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    Get a Rocky Mountain high

    A few of my favorite web sites

Questions or comments? Send e-mail to

Cindy @

This website was last updated on 06/06/09 and is under continuing construction.  Please bookmark and check back often!

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2007, 2008, 2009 by L. S. Wilcoxen

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