Dedicated to KILMER,
PETERS, RANDALL and HEAVENER
genealogies as researched by David & Judy (Randall) Kilmer
My first thoughts about genealogy came after I had graduated
from college. My mother's uncle Roy (Roy A. FOULKE) had circulated a
questionnaire soliciting information for a book he was writing on FOULKE Family
Genealogy. He successfully completed his task in 1972 and published a second
edition in 1974. I am fortunate to have a copy of both in
my possession and it was while reading these, that I began to wonder what
the rest of my family tree looked like.
In the early 1980's I was fortunate to have an uncle, Charles Leland
Kilmer, who was researching the Kilmer / Trask part of our tree. He gave me
copies of his basic research which saved me many hours during those early days.
I am extremely thankful for his help back then.
In the mid 1980's I expanded my research to include my wife's family
(Randall / Heavener). Since then we have spent many hours in county historical
societies, cemeteries, local and state libraries, and in Salt Lake City, Utah at
the LDS library pursuing leads for the information contained herein.
The information contained on this site is the result of many
hours of research over a period of nearly 50 years. Hopefully this will
assist anyone with common ancestors to avoid spending the time chasing dead ends
that I did.
Although I have done my best to keep the information contained herein
factual and referenced, there may be errors on these pages. Any of
you that have tried to decipher handwriting in a 1790 census, on a page that has
been stained, torn and repaired with tape, then put on film using a slightly out
of focus camera, will understand how errors can happen. This is why it is
your duty as researcher to re-verify any data contained herein before drawing
any conclusion. Use of the information on this site without verification
is at your own risk, and I accept no responsibility.
If you do
notice something wrong, incorrect, or omitted, it is unintentional, so please contact me using the
email address listed below. Thank you, and hopefully you get as much
enjoyment from these pages as I did doing the research.