The woman was screaming and sobbing as her father laid bleeding on the ground, but […]
Just a Little Piece of Paper
“John M. had a brother Jim that went to Alabama.” This simple sentence was scribbled […]
Those wonderful Southern roots
I am continually amazed at the instant bonding that happens as cousins connect via electronic […]
Butcher, baker or candlestick maker–what did your ancestor do?
A person’s occupation is a big part of their life. That is true today and […]
What was she thinking?
What was she thinking? Was there a reason for Elizabeth Hancock, a young widow, to […]
The crime of “escape”
It was him. I just knew it. After all, how many Blacksmiths named David Gurganus […]
Did James really fly under the radar?
Once following a genealogy conference, I had the opportunity to talk with a visiting archivist. […]
Where are their shoes?
Back row: Alma, Alice, Lizzie and LelaFront row: Mariah Rainwater Barnwell, James, Louvina Cheatwood Barnwell, […]
Extreme Old Age and Debility
Original Flag SmithsonianSee:Here On the 20th of January in 1814, as the War of 1812 continued […]
It’s all in a name-Joshua Rainwater
Joshua Rainwater. I’ve always loved his name. I wish that we had named some of […]