My name is Mahmoud Hylton, grandson of Taft Hylton who was from the Roanoke/Franklin County, Virginia area. This is an awesome site and idea. I'll pass it on to the rest of the family. Again, great stuff!
Mahmoud, thanks for the positive feedback. I can hardly wait to meet all my "new" relatives. I know for a fact that there are hundreds of others who feel the same way now that we are making this connection. Let's keep talking. By the way, I have a daughter, Shani, in DC who is a journalist with Washington City Paper.
My name is Barbara Reynolds Love. Most family know me by my nickname,Bookie. My father was Elbert Reynolds. I'm from Roanoke Va. but currently reside in Tn. I don't know many relatives on my fathers side but would love to know who and where they are. I love this site! So far its been very informative and hope to learn a lot more in its future.
Hi Bookie. You probably noticed that your dad's picture was one of the very first that we posted on the "Remembered" page. Yes, he was Uncle Elbert to us, but we also affectionately called him "Doc" and "Uncle Doc" as well. Hope you are enjoying Tennessee. I spent "ten years" in Tennessee one day! :) That is my only Tennessee joke. :) I actually earned my first college degree in TN.
Well Tn is ok. It's slow. My husband is from Ky. and we live right on the Tn/Ky line and only 25mins from his entire family lol. I miss having my relatives around. Always trying to get people to visit me just to have the feeling of home. So where in Tn did you go to school? Jonte' my oldest son went to UT Knoxville. Giovannti my middle son went to WK in Ky and Bj my youngest goes to Austin Peay here in Tn. I know my New Yrs resolution is to come home more often and continue to love, laugh and smile even more than I do now!!!! Life is to precious not too.
For the New Year I hope to reach out in the Roanoke Valley to bring forth better living for those in dispair. I am the son of the late Henry & Ann Reynolds. I am a Pastor (Anchor of Hope Worship Center) of a ministry started by my wife, me and 3 members. I also Pastored 7 years at a church before this. My hope is to connect with family this year also. Look me up on facebook I need new areas to visit to mountain bike. Thanks for this blog.
I attended East Tennessee State University. I was also the first African-American to earn a journalism degree there. I spent a lot of my free time over in K-Town (Knoxville) when not going back to Virginia. Our sports teams, at the time, were in the same conference with Western Kentucky and Austin Peay. I hope your sons enjoy(ed) their collegiate experiences. ETSU, overall, was not my favorite school, but I still have a few fond memories. Ironically, I was offered a professorship there about six years ago, but chose to stay in Cali a little longer.
My father Robert Otis Hylton served during World War11. My great-great grandfather Edmond Hylton fought with the Union army during the civil war.
I am not a Hilton but am a very good friend of one, Dr. Robert Hilton of Westbury, NY. Have felt like being in the family for many years. I live in North Carolina now. My resolution for 2012 is to try to keep my feet above the ground and live in the life style that I did in 2011.
Mr. Edward Carter, I like your resolution. And your friend (and my cousin) Robert Lawrence Hylton of Westbury has schooled me on a lot of family history in the last few months. Wishing you the very best in North Carolina. KOH
Feel free to leave comments (even corrections) on any of these posts (old and current ones) at any time.If we don't record our family history, it gets lost. Your comments are important.I will do periodic posts, but this blog is really an open forum for visitors to this site.Although this website was created by moi (Keith Orlando Hilton), I prefer that it now be ran by a committee of relatives. Interested? Especially young computer savvy young people.