My uncle was raised by his grandparents,
Nannie Pannill/Pannell of Chatham, VA and
Isaac (AKA William) Gleason of South
Carolina ... During family migrations,
people lost contact, and in the process
some of the family history was lost too.
In my research, I am finding the surnames
Hodnett, Craft, Scruggs, Gleason, etc. are
connected to the Pannells of Pittsylvania
County, VA. Pannell descendants had large
families and many of them recycled family
first names. This presented some confusion
... but, I've had help along the way, and
I've been able to meet some great people.
After my part in this research project is
done, I'll hand it off, take a break then
move onto another family. Over time, the
whys and wherefores of this project may
soon be forgotten. But the names,
memories, data and connections will
remain--hopefully for generations to come.
Bottom line ... I'm happy knowing I tried to
make a difference and that I tried to use
what I have to the best of my abilities in
the time allotted.
What is your connection to the Pannills/
Pannells and what are some of the family
surnames you're researching?