Narratives are personal stories that help enrich the reader’s understanding of a time period, person, place, or event. These are first-person views of history taken from personal recollections, memoirs, diaries, and oral histories.


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For years, my father told me that John Wesley Harden is my great-grandfather’s cousin. I then find out that James Brown Miller is a cousin of John Wesley Harden? My family is from Indiana/Ohio, and I’m looking into this. My father died this past January, and my grandfather died in 2005 at the age of 106.


Edward J. Heib
Yukon, OK