First, A word about the charts.
To read the charts which are included with each Family section, start at the left hand
side.  This is the most recent time period.  As you go towards the right on the chart
you are going back in time.  Each marriage is grouped in a "c" shaped bracket and
 
any children from this marriage (or partnership) will be a line extending out from the l
eft hand side.  As a convention, I put the male on top and female below in the
marriage bracket.  Children's lines extend out to the left with the oldest child on top
and then descending in order of birth.  Some charts will have a married couple who
are the focus of the chart.  You will then see multiple children and grandchildren to the
left of the chart.  Otherwise the charts show a couple and the child from which the
 
immediate family is descended to the left.  Other children of the couple will be ignored
in this case.  The charts in general are following the path of the DNA as it spirals into
the future generation after generation.

The following chart illustrates this.  All of my charts will follow this general organization.
This chart looks at the ancestors of James Wilkinson and his two  wives, Luella Adams
Wilkinson, who died in 1902 and Minnie Williams Wilkinson, who died in 1953.  It shows
the five children, each of which went on to be the beginning point of a new family line.  
You can click on the below descent chart image to see an enlarged version which can
be downloaded at the larger scale if you are interested in the details.
CHART #1
CHART #2
This is a quick paste up of a chart I will be working on.  In this one, we see the family
lines of Hassel Wilkinson Pfenninger's mother Luella Adams Wilkinson and her
paternal grandmother, Angelina Hubbard Wilkinson.  There is a pirate at the end of  
the Hubbard line, make sure to check out
Jan Jansen Van Harlaam's story.  You can
even google his name and find information. He was a bit of a surprise to find in the
family history.You can click on the below descent chart image to see an enlarged
version which can be downloaded at the larger scale if you are interested in the
details.
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A gathering of the extended family of Luella Adams Wilkinson,
taken in 1916.  This is aproximately 14 years after Luella's
passing.  Hassel and Alfred Pfenninger are in the back row, the
third and fourth from the left.  Their children are in the front row
gathered on the right side if I am remembering the discussion.   
I speculate that older couple in the center of the group may be
Luella's parents.
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Jim Wilkinson
jimwilk@hotmail.com