Ha....here is an expample of how family stories can be carried down to other generations. My grandmother, Lydia Wilburn Thomas insisted her dad's NAME was General Nelson Wilburn. No... it was Nelson Wilburn...no General. Maybe it was a nickname.
It has been many years since I worked on the family tree. I am back at it again. Anything I can share or receive would be welcome. I just joined Ancestry so my family tree is only a sketch at the moment. I am looking for the father of Guy Wilburn....father of Nelson Wilburn.
I have a nice portrait of Nelson Wilburn I will try to post. In face, I have two different ones. He was killed in a coal mining accident in Premier, WV. My early childhood was in that county.