Since 1973, as I was awaiting the birth of my first child, I began to help pull together family history fir the coming generation. It has been a long, and often frustrating journey through great gaps in knowledge, lost records, and memories long forgotten. Luckily, a connection was established to another line and recently a first touch of connection to yet another. Small pieces, a date here, a photo there, a hint or an idea, long shots and wild guesses. Luckily, a scant history has been growing. In this photo, another person has now been positively identified: Left to right front row: Albert Easley, Victoria Waters Hudson Easley, granddaughter Hill, Elizabeth Hudson Hill, Louis Eugene Hudson, unknown woman, Alonzao Waters (?); back row, Alex Hill, Jess Hudson. It was taken in Poplar Bluff, Mo.