Always a Blessing in the End

The Chronicles
of the Four Ancestral Lineages of
Ben Ivy & Ruth Thompson

by Paulette Ivy Harris



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/15/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9780595348862
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9780595796045

About the Book

Always a Blessing in the End is a two-fold exploration of the African American experience in the United States within the genre of a family history. After addressing the development of the African slave trade, it highlights the attitudes and accomplishments in the arenas of slavery and equality for black Americans during each presidential administration from Washington to Carter.

Paulette Ivy Harris then presents her genealogies of four lineages, namely the Ivys, the Baileys, Goldsons, and the Thompsons. She takes the reader on an empathetic sojourn through the lives of the ancestors she finds long buried in Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Missouri. Her ancestors seem to resurrect from the dust of their internment and take on flesh to live again between the pages. By incorporating genealogical details about her ancestors into her research of African American history, she reconstructs the lives they endured. She discovers that the Christian faith of her ancestors was unfailingly rewarded with what truly mattered.

Those who enjoy reading family histories will learn about the struggles of several generations. Beginners and seasoned family history sleuths will be able to glean sources from Always a Blessing in the End to help them with their own ancestry puzzle.

About the Author

Paulette Ivy Harris is a 1974 graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. A genealogy enthusiast and her family?s historian, she began researching her ancestry in 1990 after retiring from the work force to become a full time mother and homemaker. This is her ancestral story.