Holiday and New Years Greetings to You!
The end of 1999 approaches-along with the end of a decade, century and millennium. Our Axsom ancestors surely existed at the beginning of the millennium-we just can't identify them yet.
We can identify most of our Axsom ancestors who lived at the beginning of this century. (We can identify Axsom ancestors as far back as the beginning of the previous century. Prior to that, there are no Axsom names that we can, with certainty, calim as part of our lineage because research has not yet identified the parents of Joseph H. Axsom.)
This century has experienced a tradition of regular, local Axsom reunions in North Caroline/Virginia and in Indiana. In this century, a lot of Axsom descendants have acquired occupations other than famring, woodworking, smithing, and milling. We have Axsom descendants this century who are pharmacist, teachers, scientists, plumbers, engineers, pilots, factory workers, photographers, truck drivers, veterinarians, postal workers, ministers, musicians, and on and on. Louise Wolfe Axsom published, in the ninth decade of this century, one of the first documents containing Axsom-specific genealogy- "Indiana Cousins."
The tenth decade of the century has seen a lot of Axsom family information collected, sifted, analyzed, published, distributed, and discussed. The decade has witnessed:
32 issues of The Axsom Newsletter
three National Axsom Reunions: 1995 in Colorado Springs; 1997 in Surry County, North Carolina;and 1999 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
the book, "From Surry They Came" published by Larry Axsom in 1992
the founding of The Axsom Association of America in 1995
the creation of a computer data base of Axsom genealogy and research notes with major contributions from Norma Axsom Zanetti; Larry Axsom; Nat Jones; Wayned Campbell; & Sandra Axsom Taylor.
And what of the Axsom descendants in the next millennium? We are vitually assured that there will be more Axsom descendants in the future than there are in 1999. And we know that there will be more documentation about our Axsom lineage available to them than was available to us and our parents when they were born. However, there are some other Axsom plans for the new millennium:The 2001 National Axsom Reunion is being planned for early summer in Branson, MO.New officers for the Axsom Association of America will take up the banner as the new millennium starts.Research into our roots will continue.Preservation of the old Axsom Burial Plot in Surry County, NC is under investigation.
The current officers of the Axsom Association and the incoming officers wish you and yours a most joyful holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year and millennium!this issue of the newsletter contains Axsom research findings and contributions on Nancy, wife of Joseph H Axsom; the descndants of Sara Ann Axsom Starling; the Terrill Cemetery; the parents of Charles Axsom.; Correspondence; AAA treasury status; the 1999 AAA Membership Roster.
there were 70 members listed: 41 couples, 9 families. states listed: AK, AZ, CA, DE, FL, ID, IL, IN, MI, KY, MN, MO, NC, NE3, NH, OK, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI. towns listed: Palmer, Phoenix, Mesa, El Cajon, Santee, San Diego, Riverside, Temecula, Laguna Hills, Folsom, Claymont, Pensacola, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Boise, Peotone, Momence, Franklin, Mooresville, Rushville, Trafalgar, Indianapolis, Coumbia Cinty, Kendallville, Fort Wayne, Columbus, Norman, North Vernon, Bloomingtron, Avoca, Heltonville, Ellettsville, Solsberry, Lafayette, Park City, Warren, Eagan, Odessa, Mercer, Vichy, Stoneville, High Point, Eden, Greensboro, Garner, Norwood, Wilmington, Carolina, Elkin, Bartlesville, Keene, Omaha, Broken Arrow, Anderson, Portland, Palacios, Knnewich, Butternut.