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African American history over the years has been diluted, revised, or even deleted from American history. Some events have been stored deep in the archives of American history. All history (good and bad) needs to be shared among people to avoid past misfortunes. It’s not to pursue anyone to redirect their life but to understand the history and not step on a past in a disrespectful way.

This “It’s A Family Reunion with a Virtual Touch” book gives you everything needed to plan a successful and unforgettable family reunion. It’s built on existing relationships of one generation to the next. Attendees can enjoy bonding in person or from a distance. Knowing how to use existing technology for virtual communication is very valuable for keeping with an annual gathering. Combining the old way of communicating with the new way is a new life experience. AVAILABLE AUGUST 2021

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African American history over the years has been diluted, revised, or even deleted from American history. Some events have been stored deep in the archives of American history. All history (good and bad) needs to be shared among people to avoid past misfortunes. It’s not to pursue anyone to redirect their life but to understand the history and not step on a past in a disrespectful way.

This book is a collection of writings I’ve created over the years. These inspirational words of encouragement were written when I needed something to keep myself moving ahead. The Lord answered my prayers through pen and paper. His blessing inspirited me to write as a way of understanding myself while venting positive and negative thoughts.

The lineage of Charles Ellick and his descendants are the focus of this book. He is the one person who can be traced back into time, give us a true bearing on the past. As one of our ancestors, he stands between our present-day life and yesterdays’ memories. We will be reaching back through voices of the past, legal documents on file, and personal letters of yesterday in hopes of bringing our past to life. 

This one African man born in the western part of Africa became a captive of neighboring tribesmen. And as an adolescent, he became a part of a trade to a merchant for other goods. After being transported to Virginia at the age of twelve, he became the property of an Englishman named Hathaway who was a plantation owner in Tennessee. Given the name of “James”, he became a servant to his owner in exchange for room, board, and eventually freedom.

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This is my opportunity to share a journey with you through Harrom “Puddin” Ellick, born in Madison, Florida, and resided in the state of New York. He was the second youngest of ten children. His oldest sister Mattie, who acted as his second mom gave him the nickname of “Puddin” when he was a little boy. Puddin left home, first staying in St. Anne, Illinois with his final northern destination of New York.  Get your free copy.

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Charles Ellick Wheeler, born to the late McKenneth Wheeler, and Emma Ellick was the third of seven children. His family moved from Sanford, Florida to Louisville Kentucky, then to Cleveland Ohio. Becoming of working age, he learned many skills needed to master different jobs. His working knowledge kept him employed. Being the oldest boy, his order of responsibilities always put his mother first, then family. Get your free copy.

 

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