Category Archives: Family Stories

Family Stories: 1930 Stroll… Mama was born

Family Stories 1930 Stroll… Mama was born The 1930’s saw the growth of what was known as “Shanty Towns”… aka squatter settlements created by the Great Depression, extreme political views, and what many considered an upside down world in times … Continue reading

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Family Stories: B 14… BINGO

Family Stories: B 14… BINGO As a child, I don’t have any memory of ever playing Bingo, but after marrying, and living with my in-laws while Steve was stationed in Thailand… I soon learned how popular this game was in … Continue reading

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Family History: Slave Name Roll Project: Releasing “Slaves Names” from will of Newdigate “Newday” Owsley

Family History: Slave Name Roll Project Releasing “Slaves Names” from will of Newdigate “Newday” Owsley Quote: True A. Lewis Releasing the names of… Bob, Gellay, Nan, Cynthia, Priscilla, Bett, Bob, Gellay, Nan, & Cynthia While writing a blog post on my 52 Ancestors … Continue reading

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Family History: Slave Name Roll Project: Releasing Slaves Names from will of Jesse Connell

Black History Slave Name Roll Project
Releasing “Slaves Names” from will of
Jesse Connell
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Family Stories: Hitting the 500 Post

Family Stories Hitting the 500 Post! Wow… I can’t believe I’ve written 500 blog posts since I first began my blog on the 52 Week 52 Ancestor Stories in 2014. Joining that challenge is what pushed me to begin a … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 9 (Feb. 25 – Mar. 03) At the Courthouse

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 9 (Feb. 25- Mar.03) At the Courthouse I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 … Continue reading

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2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 8 (Feb. 18- Feb. 24) Family Photo

2019: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – Week 8 (Feb. 18- Feb. 24) Family Photo I “first” joined Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on its “first” year in 2014… and what a whirlwind year that was… writing, editing and researching daily for 365 … Continue reading

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Family Stories: The Union Chipman Mill and the families who worked there

Family Stories: The Union-Chipman Mill and the families who worked there Employees waiting for  work shift In searching for history on the Union-Chipman Mill in Union Point, I found a gold mine of info in a financial document…. treasures waiting … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Looking Back at 2018

Family Stories Looking Back at 2018 Like everyone else… where did the past 365 days go… but it didn’t escape me without my writing 76 posts! And like last year, I’ll begin the new year of 2019 with another look … Continue reading

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Family Stories: Remembering Unusual Food Combinations Eaten

Family Stories Remembering Unusual Food Combinations Eaten! I’m still not sure what sparked this remembrance of food combinations, but the more I thought… the more I remembered family members having their unusual favorite foods… whether appetizing to all or not! … Continue reading

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