A few weeks ago I had a chance to see in person the book, Edgecombe County Heritage, North Carolina, 1735-2009. I was thrilled to see in print my contribution to the book that I submitted in 2008.
I contributed an article on my McNair ancestry, going back to my 3rd-great grandfather Rufus Tannahill McNair and his wife, Mariah Wimberly McNair.
I did not photocopy the pages; instead I took a digital picture, but I do want to go back later and get the physical copy.
I am very glad I contributed this information for 50, 75, 100 years from now, hopefully additional descendants will come across the information I share. I do see that the publishing company messed up my 4th great-grandfather’s name the first time it is mentioned (Allen Wimberly), but as I mention him again a couple of lines down, hopefully a smart reader will figure it out. I also included a picture of my great-grandfather, Abraham Lincoln McNair, with my submission and several references.
I am ecstatic! And though I didn’t submit this one, there is also a brief bio of Mariah’s brother, Dred Wimberly in the book too.
At least I know that some of my research will continue on in print format.