My family is wonderful. They asked my Aunt and I what we wanted to do - even though we had come just to visit and celebrate our aunts. It's not often that I get to travel to that neck of the woods (the last time I was there was 2012...maybe). One thing that I love about my family, even if the visits are infrequent, when you visit with them they treat you like time hasn't passed. They are always loving and always inviting. I told my aunts, uncles, and cousins that I'd like to go see King's Chapel where a lot of my ancestors are buried. Sent with flowers for Decoration Day, we drove to the cemetery.
I had been told that the foundation for Andrew King's house was close to the cemetery, so we went hunting for it. It was quite an adventure, let me tell you! I was definitely not wearing the appropriate foot (leopard flats) and was stomping around in the Alabama woods (read: SNAKES! OMG! THERE COULD BE SNAKES IN LEAVES!). Everyone was a really good sport about it - despite the poor footwear choices.
Unfortunately because of the tornadoes of 2011 there were still a lot of downed trees. Finding Andrew's house proved to be impossible. Luckily my cousin had taken pictures of the foundation when he was there in 2009-2010! He was able to send them to me, so even though we didn't find the exact location of Andrew's house, these pictures softened the blow. And I'm not giving up. I'm planning on finding that site, that place where my 4th great-grandfather made his home.