WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – William A. Veselik, Archivist of the FB Kegley Library at Wytheville Neighborhood School (WCC) has written two articles: one titled “The E book of nineteenth Century Toll Information Sheds Mild on Historical past of the Southwest Virginia Toll Street ”, and one titled“ Michael Kellinger, George Killinger’s N’er-Do-Effectively Son: His Life, His Descendants, and His Ancestor’s Gleanings ”.
Each articles may be discovered by Click on right here.
The primary article is predicated on a e-book of toll receipts handwritten by Vaselik’s direct ancestor Robert B. Allen, the toll keeper at gate 13 on the southwest toll freeway within the mid-years. 1800.
The gate was situated east of Marion, close to a wood bridge over the Holston River – the scene of heavy preventing throughout the well-known Battle of Marion in 1864.
The second article traces the historical past and family tree of the Killinger household throughout generations and explores the household’s roots in Pennsylvania in addition to the parentage of Michael Killinger’s spouse, Susan Morris.