Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jefferson Obituary and other things

Yesterday I posted the newspaper notice of William Thomas Jefferson.  It was sent to me by the Piedmont Genealogical Society. They were very nice and sent it to me right away.  I believe that I must have e-mailed the wrong address the first time I wrote.
The obituary stated that he was born near the Pullens Post office in Pittsylvania County which is about 9 miles from Chatham.  It would have taken about four to six hours to walk a straight line from home to the county seat of Chatham, but a horse and buggy would have taken about three hours. He was seventy eight years old or close to that and would have made his birthday making his year of birth around 1834 which is what I have in my records.
In 1834 Andrew Jackson was the President of the United States.  Our two United State Senators were John Tyler and Benjamin W. Leigh.  The Governor of Virginia was Littleton Waller Tazewell.
During 1834 the McCormick Reaper was patented on June 21, 1834.  John Lane began to manufacture plows faced with steel saw blades. Charles Darwin was aboard the Beagle sailing through Santa Cruz, Patagonia and the Falkland Islands.
In New York City Bob Farrell composed and played for the first time "Turkey In The Straw" and Delmonicos opened serving meals for 12 cents.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Obituary of William T. Jefferson

Published in the Danville Register/Bee on January 4, 1913
Death of W. T. Jefferson Occurred Sunday
Chatham January 3 - Mr. W. T. Jefferson after an illness of some six weeks died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Adkins near Sycamore on Sunday.  Mr. Jefferson was born in Pittsylvania county near Pullens Post office nearly seventy eight years ago and has never resided other than in the county of his birth.  When the war broke out he enlisted in defense of his native state and was four times wounded in the battle of Gettysburg one bullet passing through his body.  He was in Pickett's division and served with unfaltering loyalty until the close at Appomattox.  Since the war he was engaged in farming until feeble health several years ago compelled him to give it up.  His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago since then most of his time has been with his children in different sections of the county.  He is survived by the following children:  Mrs. J. E. Watson, Mrs. J. C. Adkins, Mrs. R. L. Bailey, Mrs Sydney Jefferson, Mrs. James Reynolds, Messrs W.T., D.A. and W. E. Jefferson.
On Monday afternoon interment was in the Chatham cemetery Reverend T. R. Sanford conducting the obsequies assisted by Reverend Mr. Upchurch of Danville.  The pall bearers were J. H. Hargrave, Jr., J. H. Adkins, J. L. Carter, W. B. Shepherd, J. R. Yates and H. Dillard.  Flower bearers-J.J. Waller, John Brown, John R. Yates, and W.E. Waller of Danville, Z. Adkins, J. D. Coleman and G.E. Thompson of Chatham.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some things to talk about Ward Family

Which Ward Family lived on Old Woman's Creek.

I have not been to the courthouse to research land transfers and surveys, but this is what I think and some things of which I know.

John Ward Sr. and his son John Ward Jr. owned vast amounts of land in Campbell and Pittsylvania County.  First let me get the names in order for the Pittsylvania County Wards in my direct line.

1st generation
 John Ward Sr. and his wife Ann Chiles
2nd generation
 John and Ann Ward's son William married Mildred Adams
3rd generation
 William and Mildred's son John married Tabitha Walden
4th generation
 John and Tabitha's  son William married Elizabeth Mumford Adams and they had four children;  Cornelia, Henry, Robert and William Ellen.  The reason I am directing my interest toward them is the fact that some of their descendants still live on the property on Old Woman's Creek.
William Ellen died at the age of 12.  Robert was killed at Gettysburg.  They left no heirs. That left Cornelia and Henry.

 Okay, I know by the census of 1860 that Tabitha Ward, Elizabeth Ward and Cornelia Ward Walden were all still living and in different residences. Elizabeth Adams Ward lived in the North District, Pittsylvania County, No. 851. She was living with her two sons Henry and Robert.    Tabitha Ward lived in the North District, Pittsylvania County, No. 860.  Tabitha lived alone at the time.  Her land was valued at 25,000.  Tabitha's husband passed away many years before 1860. Cornelia Ward Walden Dove lived in the North District Pittsylvania County No. 867.  There is no land value on her census.  She was living with her two sons from her marriage with Littleton Tazewell Walden. Cornelia Walden was a widow in 1860.  She was not yet married to George Dove.  The Post Office for Tabitha and Elizabeth was Berger's Store, but Cornelia's Post Office was Leesville District Bedford County.

I also know that John Ward and Tabitha Walden lived on a Plantation called Edgehill on the Staunton River. See "The History of Pittsylvania County" by Maude Carter Clements page 139.  John Ward's father William also lived on the Staunton River.

I know that my grandfather lived in the house that once belonged to his father Albert Lee Dalton and his wife Rose Lee Dove.  This house is on Paisley Road and is situated on Old Woman's Creek.  Rose received the property from her mother Cornelia.  This is supposedly the house where Cornelia resided.   But I don't know if Cornelia was living here in 1860.  Since she was the widow of  Littleton Walden could she have been living on Walden property.  I don't know, but that is a liklihood.  There was no valuation of property for her. The Walden Mansion burned down in the early twentieth century and was located closer to Tabitha's home at Edge Hill near the Bright's Store area on Leesville Lake.  Actually both of those mansions could be under water now.  I know the Walden Mansion or whatever is left is under water.  And I have found no evidence of Edge Hill, but the Ward cemetery is close to Leesville lake.  The Walden Cemetery had to be moved due to Leesville Dam.  Also Cornelia was married at her mother's homeplace according to her marriage license of 1855 to Littleton Walden.  Her marriage license of 1872 to George Dove states that they were married at Cornelia's home.

Henry Ward supposedly lived in his family homeplace.  So I am assuming and this is just assumptions. that this house was 2629 Paisley Road which is just down the road from my grandfather's house.  This is the house where he lived in 1910 and died.  Just recently this house suffered a severe fire and is terribly damaged.  So this house could be Elizabeth Ward's homeplace.

Tabitha Ward died in 1866.  Elizabeth Ward died in 1880. Cornelia died in 1878.

None of the property near the Ward Cemetery at Brights belongs to the Ward descendants at this time.
Most of the property on Paisley Road close or near to where my grandfather lives still belongs to the family through Charles Dove, Rose Dove and Henry Ward.

The Old Slave Graveyard is located on Rose Dove's part of the property near the gravel pit turnoff on Paisley Road, but it is so overgrown that it would be difficult to find now.

It is my opinion that the old farmhouse on Paisley Road which originally belonged to John Ward, jr and was devised to William Ward should be on the National Historic Sites.

Without proper surveys and careful study of court records there is no way to know who was living in which house in the 1860s.  However, I do know that the Ira Dalton home is part of the Ward land and the Henry Ward house also.

Tomorrow Lynch Dillard

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jefferson Family

I was bogged down before Christmas trying to find a funeral account or obituary for William Thomas Jefferson.  He died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and I read in a report that someone had found a January 4, 1913 obituary from the Danville Register. has the Danville Register/Bee from 1922 to 1977which leaves me out.
After that disappointment, I called the Danville Register and spoke to the archives room.  They couldn't look it up, but they directed me to the Danville Historical Society that directed me to the Piedmont Historical Society.  No luck there either.  I think I am spinning my wheels here.  I may have enough.  This is what I have so far.

lst generation
My information  marriage license, birth certificate.

2nd generation
My mother and father's marriage license and birth certificate.

All the above is pretty simple, but then in the third generation I have the following:

3rd generation
Eros Gray Bailey

His marriage license to Kissie Mae Crawley
His death certificate, but it does not list his mother's name.
The 1910 census listing Eros Gray Bailey as the son of Robert and Henrietta Bailey
The 1930 census listing Eros Gray Bailey and his wife Mae and son Harold.  They were living in Henry County at the time.
I also talked to my mother about Melvin Bailey that was listed in the 1910 census and she didn't remember a Melvin.  But she did remember that he had a sister named Melba. Melba was also listed in some of the obituaries that I found.
Flossie Bailey Owen (Eros's sister) obituary naming Henrietta Jefferson as her mother.
Minnie Bailey Giles (Eros's sister) obituary naming Henrietta Jefferson as her mother.
Eros's obituary only named his parents as Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey.

4th generation
Henrietta Jefferson that was married to Robert L. Bailey

Their marriage license
1900 census  married to Robert Bailey
1910 census  Married to Robert Bailey
1930 census  living with Ella Bailey in Chatham, Virginia.  widow
1880 census  living with William T Jefferson and Matilda J. Jefferson and siblings
1870 census  living with William T. Jefferson and Matilda J. Jefferson and siblings

5th generation
William Thomas Jefferson that was married to Matilda Jane Ramsey

Their marriage bond
1850 census  living with Alexander and Polly Jefferson
1860 census  married to Matilda
1870 census  married to Matilda
1880 census  married to Matilda
1900 census married to Matilda

6th generaton
Alexander Jefferson that was married to Mary (Polly) Mahan

Elizabeth Jefferson Will recorded in Pittsylvania County Will Book 1 page 149 naming Alexander Jefferson as one of her sons
Book:  Marriage of Pittsylvania County.  Alexander Jefferson married  Elilzabeth Smith on February 15, 1808 and on April 20, 1829 Alexander Jefferson married Polly Mahan
1850 census  Alexander Jefferson age 70 and Polly 56.  son William 16
1850 slave schedule for Pittsylvania County for Alexander Jefferson
Pittsylvania County deaths for 1854 showing Arabella that died being the daughter of Alexander and Mary Jefferson
William and Mary Quarterly Vol II page 159  The Jefferson Family of Pittsylvania County

7th generation
Peter Field Jefferson that was married to Elizabeth Allen

History of Pittsylvania County by Maud Clement
William and Mary Quarterly 22W(1) page 194-196
Marriage records of Cumberland County, Virginia
18th century Virginia Newspapers  Elizabeth Jefferson relict of Peter F. Jefferson  names son Alexander Jefferson.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Jefferson Search

I am still searching for Eros Gray Bailey's family obituaries.  I forgot to mention that I have an obituary for Eros Gray, but it only names his parents as Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bailey.  A couple of days ago I wrote about his brother Sylvester and yesterday I found an obituary for his sister Minnie which named their mother as Henrietta Jefferson.  Today I found an obituary for another sister Flossie.  Her full name is Flossie Lee Bailey Owen.  She departed this life on March 5, 1957. Here is part of her obituary.
Mrs. Flossie Lee Bailey Owen 64 wife of Henry W. Owen died at her home, Chatham, Route 2 at 8:00 a.m. today after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Pittsylvania County, November 6, 1892, a daughter of the late Robert L and Henrietta Jefferson Bailey.  Deceased was a member of Concord Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband and the following children:  K.T. Owen, Plainsboro, N.J; Herman Owen, Princeton, N.J; Clifton Owen, Chatham, Route 2; Arthur Owen, Danville, Mrs Otis Parsons, Danville; Mrs. Boyd Hailey, Danville; Mrs. Julian Slayton, Danville; Mrs. Randill Moore, Chatham; and Elmo Owen, Chatham, Route 2.
Also left are three brothers and four sisters; Sylvester Bailey, Rice; Dave Bailey, Hurt; Eros Bailey, Gretna,;Mrs. M. C. Motley, Chatham, Route 6; Mrs. Oscar Bennett, Axton; Mrs. Minnie Giles, Chatham; Route 2 and Mrs. Melba Swope Richmond.

That makes three siblings that I have found: Sylvester Bailey, Minnie Giles and Flossie Owen.  I also know that Hettie Bailey another sister married Oscar Bennet.  And Hettie Ella married a Motley.  I believe Hettie Ella is the Ela or Louise, but I can't be certain.  And as for Melba Church.  That is a mystery.  There is a son called Melvin in the 1910 census.  I am thinking that this may be a mistake.  I just began the search so we shall see.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Other Jefferson Family

Minnie Bailey Giles
Minnie Giles is one of Eros Gray Bailey's older sisters.  I found an obituary for her in the Danville, Bee.
Mrs. Giles, 69 Succumbs Today   April 20, 1964
Chatham    Mrs. Minnie Bailey Giles, 69, of Chatham Route 2, died this morning at 7:30 in Memorial Hospital in Danville where she was admitted yesterday.
A native of Pittsylvania County, Mrs Giles was born October 13, 1894, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Bailey and Henrietta Jefferson Bailey.  She was married to the late Jerry S. Giles, who died a number of years ago.
She was a member of Marion Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Leland S. Giles of Newport News, Maynard P. Giles of Richmond, the Rev. Ray Giles of Greenville, NC, Billy L. Giles of Chatham Route 2 and Bobby D. Giles of Charlotte NC; four daughters Mrs. Verna Mitchell and Mrs Hazel Shepherd of Newport News, Mrs Anne Perry of Norfolk and Mrs. Helen Powell of Danville, two brother Eros Bailey of Hurt, Virginia and Syl Bailey of Rice; three sisters Mrs Hettie Ella Motley of Chatham, Mrs Hettie Bennet of Martinsville and Mrs. Melba Church of Richmond.

This obituary is fantastic for many reasons.  First it states that she is the sister of Eros Bailey of Hurt.  That is my grandfather and second, it states that her mother was Henrietta Jeffeson.  Finally a link that I can use for proof that Henrietta Jefferson is Eros Gray Bailey's mother.  I have a marriage license for Robert and Henrietta but no link to my grandfather.

Also a puzzler, there are two Hetties named as her sisters.  In the 1900 census there is one Hettie age 3 and there is a Luella age 9.  Could Luella be Mrs. Hettie Ella Motley? Could Hettie Bennett be the young daugher age 3.  Also there is a Melba Church.  Could she have been born after 1910?

If anyone has any information on the sisters, please write.  I would be very interested to find out any information you may have on my grandfather's family.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Jefferson Search

As I mentioned before, I will be researching Eros Gray Bailey's siblings for clues about his life and family.  The oldest child was Sylvester Bailey according to the census records of 1900 and 1910.  In the 1900 census his age was 11.  That would mean that he was born in 1888 or 1889.  I found a World War II draft registration for Sylvester Bailey.  His full name is Sylvester Hazel Bailey.  His birthdate was November 3, 1888 and place of birth was Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  His residence in 1941 was Rice, Virginia.  He was married.  He did not name his wife except as Mrs. S.H. Bailey.
I found Sylvester Bailey in the Border Crossing from U. S. to Canada 1908 - 1935.  On August 31, 1933 he was in Fort Erie Ontario.  He Listed his name as Sylvester H. Bailey of Rice, Virginia, age 44, Married, Baptist, Wife-Christine Bailey.  He had 22.00 dollars on his person when he crossed the border.  I believe he was crossing the border for business.  tobacco curers.  He also named Employer as Melvin Horton Courtland.
In the 1930 census I found Sylvester Bailey living in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  His wife was Christine He had five children, Elsie B 13; Lawrence Bailey 11; Louise E 10; Raymond B 7; and Ela 4 1/2.
The Social Security Index has Sylvester Bailey departing this life in November, 1968. 
So to summarize my findings for Sylvester Bailey.
He was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Robert L. Bailey and Henrietta Bailey on November 3, 1888.  He was still at home with his parents in 1910 at the age of 21.  Sometime between 1910 and 1916 he was married to Christine.  I do not have her maiden name.  I could not find a 1920 census.  However, in 1930, he is listed in the census as living in Prince Edward County Virginia as a farmer with Christine and five children. It also states that he was not a verteran.    In 1933, we see him traveling to Fort Erie Ontario for Tobacco business. 
In November, 1968, he dies and the Death Index has him still living in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Jefferson Search

I could not believe how time has flown by.  From now on I will be posting some information about this search as often as possible until it is over.
I ordered death certificates for my grandmother and grandfather and I was extremely disappointed in the results.
My grandmother Mae Crawley Bailey has her mother and her father listed as William Crawley and Margaret Bennett, but my grandfather Eros Gray Bailey's death certificate only listed his father Robert L. Bailey.  Does anyone know how to find a birth certificate for someone that was born before 1910 in Virginia.  The Bureau of Vital Statistics in Richmond, Virginia does not carry birth records before 1910.
As I mentioned before I found a census for 1910 for Eros Gray Bailey and 1930 for Eros Gray Bailey.
I also found a census for 1900 for Henrietta and Robert.
I will start with the 1900 census.
Robert Bailey               37
Henrietta Bailey            34
Sylvester Bailey            11
Luela Bailey                  9
Flossie Bailey                7
Minnie Bailey                 5
Hettie Bailey                  3
David E. Bailey              1

Robert L. Bailey           47
Henrietta Bailey            44
Sylvester Bailey             21
Louisa Bailey                19
Mannie Bailey               15
Hettie Bailey                  13
David Bailey                  11
Eros Bailey                    9
Melvin Bailey                 3

Well there seems to be a few discrepancies.  I will have to find out if it is Luela or Louisa.  I am sure that they transcribed Mannie incorrectly.  It should be Minnie.  And where did Flossie go?

The next blog will be finding these people and correcting spelling.

Monday, October 24, 2011

More tombstones from the Ramsey Cemtery

 Samuel Y Shelton born May 5, 1855  Died April 3, 1910
Martha A. Shelton born February 10, 1827 Died June 24, 1911
 J. W. Bradley  Born August 14, 1857 Died March 27, 1891  (This was really hard to read.)
 Edward A. Shelton born December 10, 1822  Died November 5, 1906

Views looking to the graveyard and looking from the graveyard.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ramsey Family Cemetery

Over ten years ago my father Harold, mother Atha, brother Robert, his daughter Jill, my husband Mark and I went to the Ramsey family cemetery near Chatham, Virginia.  Since then my father has passed away, but I thought that my mother remembered the location.  So once again on a beautiful October morning in Virginia, my brother, his wife Lisa, his son Spencer, my mother, my Aunt Judy and myself started on the trip to Chatham.  Well Mama got us almost there and could not remember the road we took to find the cemetery and my brother and I could not remember either.  Well, we could have turned back, but due to the perseverance of my brother, his wife and my Aunt Judy the trip ended satisfactorily.

First we tried finding the graveyard by ourselves.  Not too long into our adventure we realized that we would need help.  So out came all of our mobile phones, but everyone we called was not at home or didn't know.  So that was it for phone a friend.

Next we stopped at a local winery Tomahawk Mill and Winery which is located on Anderson Mill Road or Route 649 in Chatham, Virginia.  They didn't know, but they directed us to a couple of local stores that might help us.  The first store didn't have the slightest idea so we traveled down the road just a bit and we stopped for snacks and help.  There was a local man that my intrepid Aunt Judy found.  He pointed us in another direction and we hopped into my brother's car for another trip down a lonely country road.  Now my Aunt Judy is a brave sole.  We had been traveling for quite a while and we saw some men and she jumped out of the car for directions.  Well, they were very friendly and tried to help.  Now they did direct us to a cemetery, but not the right one.

We had been on the hunt for over an hour and getting close to two when I called a halt to the trip.  I was beginning to feel guilty for not planning the trip better, but Robert and Lisa were determined.  So we drove around some more.  Finally we stopped at another local store called Blair's Service Station.  We were just going to stop for some snacks for our trip home, but Judy, Lisa and Robbie said why not ask them too.  Well the nice lady at this store knew about the cemetery and provided us with the right directions.  So after a few starts and stops we found the cemetery off of Oxford Road and on Rt 644 and this is what we found.

 Robert L Bailey Born September 21, 1860 Died January 6, 1921  He was the husband of Henrietta Jefferson.  He was the son of William R. Bailey and Celia Bailey.  You may wonder why he was buried in this cemetery.  His wife Henrietta's mother was a Ramsey and the Bailey's lived just around the corner from this cemetery.
 Mary A  Daughter of W. H. and Rebecca A Ramsey  Born November 7, 1878
died October 12, 1887
Henry Ramsey
Born January 21, 1806
Died March 4, 1881

Mary ?
wife of N. A or H.A. Ramsey
Died May 1873 Aged 65 years

William H. Ramsey Col. 57th Va. Regiment Born April 10, 1831
Died September 19, 1915
His Wife Rebecca Ann Mahan
Born February 12, 1835
Died August 20, 1907

Friday, September 16, 2011

More from Nashville City Cemetery Grave Matters

 A View of the Cemetery
 William Driver Grave Marker  Born in Salem Massachusetts on March 17, 1803 Died in Nashville, Tn on March 2, 1886.
 A master mariner sailed twice around the world once around Australia removed the Pitcairn people from sickness and death in Tahieta to their own island home  September 3, 1831 then 69 in number now 1200 souls.
His Ship His Country and His Flag Old Glory

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Proving my link to Peter Field Jefferson

It has been a while since I have written about the Jefferson Family in Pittsylvania County. I am trying to prove that I am linked to the early Thomas Jefferson that first came to Henrico County, Virginia in the 1650's.  Now it is easy to prove the lineage from Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson II, Field Jefferson, then Peter Field Jefferson.  Previously you would have read copies of wills for the above and excerpts from articles in several research publications. The problem is from Peter Field Jefferson to his great grand daughter Henrietta Jefferson.  Now all I have to prove is that my grandfather Eros Bailey was the grandson of Henrietta, she was the daughter of William T Jefferson and he was the son of Alexander Jefferson and Alexander was the son of Peter Field.

First of all I have the marriage license for Eros Bailey and Mae Crawley. Marriage Date:  September 17, 1927.  It was recorded in Henry County,(Bassett) Virginia which was their place of residence at the time of their marriage.  They were married in Bedford County.  It says that Eros was 26 and they had never been married before.  The marriage license says that his mother is Henrieta Bailey. It also states that he was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Eros Gray Bailey's occupation was furniture factory.  He was probably working at Bassett Furniture Company.  Now all I am trying to do is prove that he is Henrietta's son so I will not be going over all the information in the Marriage License.  So that is all that the marriage license has to offer for Eros Gray Bailey.
I also have a copy of the tombstone marker for Eros Gray Bailey.  The tombstone has his date of death as March 6, 1974 and his birth date as June 18, 1901.  That would back up the age on the marriage license.
I have ordered death certificate for both Eros Gray Bailey and Kissie Mae Crawley Bailey from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Richmond, Virginia.   It costs 12.00 for each certificate requested.  The form is on the computer at their website and also instructions for mailing to the Bureau.  Birth and death records are at the Bureau from 1853 to 1896 and from June, 1912 to the present.  So that let me out of ordering a Birth Certificate for Eros Gray Bailey as he was born in 1901.
Well, so far I don't have enough evidence as far as I am concerned.  I am going to try the easy way first. has census records.  I think I will need to take a look.

The 1930 census has E.S. Bailey Head of household age 27 living with wife Mae Bailey and son Harold.  Harold is my father.  If you will look closely at the census you will find that it has been transcribed incorrectly and the S should be G.  Also the census was taken in April of 1930 and Eros's birthday was not until June which makes the age off about a year.  I believe it should have been 28.

The 1910 census has Eros Bailey living with Robert S. Bailey and Henrietta Bailey.  Now I believe that it should be Robert L. Bailey and that it was just transcribed improperly.  Eros at the time was nine years old.  This would be correct as he was born in 1901.

Right now I have not been able to locate the 1920 census for Robert, Henrietta or Eros.  I will have to try another tack.  Stay tune tomorrow for more information.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another Addition of Grave Matters

Nashville City Cemetery

In memory of Martha Stainback  Consort of James W. Stainback
Who departed this life
March 14, 182?  aged 22 years

In Memory of  D.F. Bostick died 1835  aged 28 years

In memory of Mrs Sarah W. Walker late consort of William Walker
who died April 4, 1835  aged 41 years 3 months and 11 days.

In Memory of James T. C. Walker  young son of William and Sarah W. Walker who died ????, 1835.

Reverend Alexander Winbourne.
He that winneth souls is wise.  1809-1840   Pastor of McKendree Methodist Church  1827-1838.

In memory of Henry C. Lynch born in Virginia AD 1828  Died in Nashville, TN  October 24, 1843

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Harper  aged 68 years
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grave Matters

Finally after a long hiatus I will be bringing you pictures of grave stones.  I visited the Nashville City Cemetery at 1001 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville, Tn. which was established in 1822. For the next few days I will be publishing some pictures I took.

Gravestone of a Mrs. Mary Mackenzie  Died September 15, 1853.

Gravestone of P.A. Black departed this life 19th day of November 1814  aged 16 years 10 months 12 days

Gravestone of Ferebee Black departed this life 17th day of January, 1845  39 years 9 mons 24 days  the mother of eight children

Robert Black 1844-1902       Ida Susan  1856 -1905

Margaret J. Bean  1836-1885

Ephraim H. Bean  1830-1899

Two pictures above are the grave markers for Harriet Neely
Sacred to the memory of Harriet wife of George H. Neeley
Born March 23, 1808
Died June 1, 1849
Possibly spelled Neeley

I hope this helps someone in their family search.  It is a lovely cemetery with many early stones.  Unfortunately many of the stones have lost their engraving.  Also, if you decide to visit this graveyard be aware that they do not allow rubbings.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alexander Jefferson Will Book 2 page 273

In the name of God Amen I Alexander Jefferson Sr. of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory make this my last will and testament.
After my just debts shall be paid it is my wish and I so order that all the property, money and c which I may hold at my death be disposed of as follows:
Item lst  If my dear wife Mary shall live longer than I live she shall have the use and benefit of all my lands with one third part of all my other property money and c which I may possess at my death to use for her comfort during her life provided she does not marry.  If she should marry she shall forfeit all the benefits otherwise secured to her by this my last will and testament.
Item 2nd After my dear wife shall receive the share above set apart for her benefit the remaining property money and c shall be equally divided amongst my several lawful heirs except so much as by this arranged would be secured to H. George or my Daughter Elizabeth, his wife.
Item 3  It is my desire and I so order that an amount of money equal to the property money and c received by any one of my children from my estate be raised out of my means (??) at my departure from this life and put on interest and thus remain during the natural life of my daughter Elizabeth and the interest shall be given annually to my Daughter Elizabeth so long as she may live.  At her death the money above mentioned on interest for her benefit during her life shall be equally divided amongst her bodily heirs if she leave any-but if she leave no bodily heir the money must be equally distributed amongst my heirs so as that H. George who married my Daughter Elizabeth shall never control any part or parcel of what I may own or claim at my death.
Item 4  All the property or effects above set apart for the benefits and comforts of my dear wife Mary shall be at her death disposed of as required under Items 2nd and 3rd.
Furthermore apppoint T. B. and J. H. Jefferson to act as my Executors
Pittsylvania County, Virginia January 18, 1857.
Attested to by
Henry Ramsey
William H. Ramsey
J. H. Jefferson

At a county court held for the county of Pittsylvania on the 17th day of May 1858 the Last will and testament of Alexander Jefferson sr was this day returned to the court proved by Wm. H. Ramsey a subscribing witness and was continued til next term.
And at another day to wit at a County Court held for the said county on that 21 day of June 1858 The last will and testament of Alexander Jefferson decd was further proved by Henry Ramsey a subscribing witness to be the act and deed of Testator and was ordered to be recorded.
And at another day to with  At a county court held for said county on the 19th day of July, 1858, Thomas B. and James H. Jefferson named as executors of Alexander Jefferson decd came into court and with A. H. Moorman and Thos. R. McDearman as their sureties who made oath to their sufficiency entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditional according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining.  (the last line of the will was cut off)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Legislative Petition No. 392

Legislative Petition No. 392
Mecklenburg County, Virginia  May 14, 1777

To the Honorable the Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates of Virginia:

The petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Mecklenburg humbly beseech, That your petitioners highly approve of the several Acts and Resolutions of Conventions, and Assembly, but conceive that some amendment might be made to those, relating to the natives of Great Britain, and to the establishment of the paper currency of this Commonwealth.
We conceive that it would tend to unite more firmly, the natives of this State, were the resolution respecting the Factors of British merchants extended to the married as well as the single natives of Great Britain, who were factors for, or partners with, merchants residing in Great Britain, and have not uniformly manifested a friendly disposition to the american cause; and who notwithstanding their connextions in this County by marriage, declare that the paper currency of this state, now in circulation, is of very little, or no value, and absolutely refuse to receive same in  discharges of the debts due to the British merchants with whom they are concerned as factors or partners.
Your petitioners do not mean to be excuplate, many of their own Countrymen who esteem Gold or Silver so much more than paper, as to demand a very considerable advance in exchanging one for the other, notwithstanding the penalty inflicted to prevent the depreciating of the paper currency of these states.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that all the natives of Great Britain, who have not uniformly shown their friendly disposition to the American cause, may be compelled to leave this State, and that some more severe punishment may be inflicted upon those who depreciate the paper currency of the United States, and this Commonwealth, upon the credit of which depends the support of the American War.
And your Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray

Bennett Goode                                   Isaac Gordin                       Buckner Rainey
Thos. Mitchell                                     Buckner Whittemore           Wm. Taylor
John Farrar                                         William Lucas, Jr.               Jordan Bennett
James Bilbo                                         Adam Overbee                  Benj. Malone
Wm. Lawrence                                   Henry Delony, Jr.               Robt. Allen
Frank Lightfoot                                   Richard Hanserd                 Wm. Epps
Sam'l Holmes                                      Thomas Gregory                Isham Nance
Rich'd Crowder                                   Edgcomb Suggitt               Jones Taylor
William Cook                                      Jeremiah Crowder             Edward McDonald
Anthony Evans                                    Isaac Watson                     Thomas Crowder
William Ballard                                    Peyton Skipwith                James Insco
John Hubbard                                      John Daly                          William Mason
Thomas Craig                                     James Holmes                     John Russell
Joshua Gordin                                     Stephen Mabry                  Charles Pistols
Ephraim Gordin                                  David Taylor                      Wm. Crutchfield
Benj. Fergeson                                   Joseph Bennett                   Joel Johnson
James B. Davis                                   Nathaniel Malone              David Tucker
John Waller                                        James Standley                   Leonard Cardin
William More                                     Isham Eppes                      James Cardin
William Insco                                     James Adams                     Phil Poindexter, Jr.
John Cardin                                       Peter Ragsdale                   Will F. Basey
Jeremiah Lucas                                  Newman Bragg                  John Lipford
Joel Traler                                         John Thompson                  Abram Forrest                
Nath. Burnett                                    Edward Bevill                     Gideon Freeman
James Johnson                                  William Weatherford           Thomas Burton
William Hightower                            James Westbrooke             John Wilson
James Cash                                      Charles Clay                       Joseph Goode
Zachariah Johnson                            Richard Epperson               Edw. Colley
John Calthorpe                                 Thomas Pettus, jr.               Thomas Greenwood
John Mackcasie                                Charles Royster                  Joshua Edwards
Rebuben Vaughan                             Samuel Cox                       Thomson Fowkes
Richard Edmondson                          Asa Oliver                          James Tucker
James Willson                                  Thos. Berry                          Edw. Goode, Jr.
Samuel Johnson                                Abram Crowder                  Cuthbert Russell
David Darden                                  James Wilkins                      David Smith
Joseph Powers                                Baxter Davis                        Thomas Vaughan
Ellis Carroll                                     William Oliver                       John Hayes, Junr.
John Willis                                       Samuel Marshall                  Jerry Smith
James Hargrove                               Wm. Drumwright                  Edward Walton
James Gordin                                   Wm. Leigh                           Matthew Tanner, jr.
Wm. Hudson                                    John Bugg                            Thos. Haile
Robert Hicks                                    Wm. Hunt, Jr.                      Jno. Avory
Peter Thomas                                   Benjamin Doggett                 Hugh Lambert
Ephraim Hutson                                James Hester                        Cluverius Colemn
John Webb                                       Wingfield Hayes                   William Mason
Abraham Burton                               Joseph Royster                     John Brame
Carles Burton                                   Moses Overton                     Peter Hutcheson
Edward Tisdale                                Phil Poindexer, Sr.                 James Brame
Caleb Johnson                                  Wm. Hunt                             Elijah Graves
Charles Wells                                   John Bottom                         Frank Moore Neal
Isaiah Turner                                     Joel Chandler                       Zachariah Yancey
John Baskervill                                 Leonard Murray                   Joel Elam
John Evans                                      Thos. Howell                         John Walden                            
George Minor                                  Jesse Taylor                          Alex'r Elam
Thomas Matthews                           Benj. Burton                         Harman Thompson
Hudson Tucker                               Thomas Westbrook               David Adams
Edward Roffe                                 John Kitchen                          Jno. Burton
Peter Burton                                   Feilds Read                            John Goode
Clem Whittemore                           Wm. Bottom                           John Bradley
David Royster                                William hatsel                          Robert Brooke
Peter F. Jefferson                          John Puryear, Jr.                      Roger Gregory, Junr.
Peter Farrar                                  Edward Pennington                  Saml. Brame

Mecklenburg Pet'n 1777
May 14, Ref'd to Prop'r Chairman to move that this Comm. be dischared from proceeding on this Petition, &c May 16th
Ref'd to Com of the whole on State of Commonwealth
Note:  The original petition bearing the signatures of the foregoing citizens of Mecklenburg County is in the Archives Virginia State Library./

Revolutionary war Records  Mecklenburg Cty. Virginia
Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott
South Hill, Virginia
Souther Historical Press,Inc.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Peter Field Jefferson 1735 - 1794

Peter Field Jefferson's will was either never written or was never filed at the Courthouse of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  However, his wife Elizabeth's will was filed in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Clerk's Office in Will Book 1 page 149.

Elizabeth Jefferson, the elder, of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia, being weak and low in body, but of perfect mind and of sound (disfeasing ??)  memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit. first I desire that all my  just  debts of any shall be paid.  2nd I give to my sons to wit. Field Jefferson, John Jefferson, Samuel A. Jefferson and Alexander Jefferson twenty five cents to each and to the children of my sons Archer Jefferson, decd. and Thomas Jefferson decd, seventy five cents a piece to be divided among the said children. 3rd I give to my daughter Patsy Brewer seventy five cents. 4th I give to my daughter Judith Jefferson the tract of land on which I now reside my mare the stock of (?)  and hogs and the whole of the household and kitchen furniture of every kind and description whatever to her and her heirs forever.  Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my daughter Judith Jefferson whole and sole Executrix to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills by me made and established this as my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 11th day March, 1828.
Signed, Sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Jefferson as and for her last will and testament and at her request and in her presence we have subscribed our named as witnesses.

Elizabeth Jefferson  her mark

James Hopkins
Samuel A. Jefferson
William Jefferson

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 16th day of June 1828.  The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Jefferson decd was proved by the oaths of James Hopkins and Samuel A. Jefferson two subscribing witnesses to be the act and deed of said Elizabeth Jefferson and ordered to be recorded.  An on the motion of Judith Jefferson, the Executrix in said will named who made oath to the same and together with Samuel A. Jefferson her surety entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 500.00 conditioned as the law direct certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste  Will Tunstall clerk

Elizabeth Jefferson died on May 7, 1828 thirty four years after the death of her husband.  It is possible that her sons and her other daughter Patsy had received by deed property long before their mother's death and therefore, she didn't bequeath any possessions to them.  This will mean I will have to search deed records for the time period of 1794 to 1830.
There are many books in the library which abstract deeds for Pittsylvania County.  I will be reading from those in the future.
This does tell us that she had eight children:
Field Jefferson, John Jefferson, Samuel A. Jefferson, Alexander Jefferson, Archer Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, Patsy Jefferson Brewer and Judith Jefferson.
Please note that there is no mention of slaves in this will, but she did have some land and a home.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Peter Field Jefferson 1735 - 1794

More Sources:
Early Settlers of Mecklenburg County, Virginia  Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott
page 88,89
Deed Book 1, page 89  Dated December 18, 1764  Recorded:  July 8, 1765
Feild Jefferson and Peter Feild Jefferson to George Jefferson  all of St. James Parish, Lunenburg County
consideration.  250 pounds
being 40 acres given to Peter Field by his father on September 28, 1762 and 4 acres reserved by Feild Jefferson at the Ferry Landing.  Adjoining Huchins Burton.
John Jefferson         Signed and Sealed Feild Jefferson and Peter Feild Jefferson
Thos. Jefferson
Robert Lark

Deed Book 1 page 93   Dated December 16, 1764   Recorded:  July 8, 1765
Peter Feild Jefferson to George Jefferson
consideration:  100 pounds
20 acres on north side of Roanoke River, being part of land given to Peter Feild by his father by deed dated September 28, 1762.
Witnesses:                             Signed and Sealed:
William Wrenn                       Peter Feild Jefferson
John Jefferson
Robert Lark

William and Mary Quarterly 23W(1)  181-182
In May, 1774, George Jefferson, of Lunenburg, sells to Peter Field Jefferson, of Mecklenburg, for 120 pounds, 409 acres on Turkey Cock Creek, Pittsylvania County.
For 60 pounds 321 acres on Sailor's Creek, Pittsylvania County
For 500 pounds 1005 acres on Turkey Cock Creek, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
Again in 1776, he sells him 140 acres in Pittsylvania County.  Peter Field Jefferson must have soon after this removed to Pittsylvania County to live, for in 1779 we find him selling 380 acres for 350 pounds to Elisha Walker, and in the deed giving his place of residence as Pittsylvania County.

The Old Free State  Landon Covington Bell
No will of Peterfield Jefferson has been discovered, but his children are shown by the will of his wife, made in 1828, and recorded in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
They had issue:
Field Jefferson
John Jefferson
Samuel Allen Jefferson:  born March 24, 1776 died March 23, 1855
Alexander Jefferson who married Elizabeth Smith (Marriage bond datd February 20, 1808)  Alexander Jefferson was the grandfather of David Alexander Jefferson of Chatham, Virginia.
Archer Jefferson (deceased at date of will 1828.)
Thomas Jefferson died January 14, 1814, who married Elizabeth Ball (marriage bond dated February 27, 1806)  She died December 27, 1857.  She was a daughter of John and Mary Ball.
Patsy Jefferson who married Brewer
Judith Jefferson

First Census of the United States Pittsylvania County 1790
 Peter Field Jefferson
13 white souls
1 dwelling
9 other building

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peter Field Jefferson 1735 - 1794

In 1765 Field Jefferson died leaving his son Peter Field Jefferson the following bequests:
I give my son Peter Field Jefferson the plantation wherein I live including all the lands I purchased of Francis Howard (excepting ten acres at the Ferry Landing) and part of the back land running a straight line from the dividing line of two Howards till it reaches Holloways line excepting one hundred feet square at the Burying place.

He also bequeathed to his son John all my land on the South side of Roanoke that I purchased of Andrew Hampton and whereon my son Peter Field now lives.

So we know that Peter Field in 1765 was not living on his father's plantation, but rather land that his father had bought from an Andrew Hampton.  But after 1765 Peter Field takes possession of the plantation and his brother gets the Hampton place.

Most people think of plantations and they think of Tara.  There is no way to know what kind of house Field Jefferson had built.  It would have had to be big enough for nine children.  It is in all likelihood a farmhouse, but this is not to say that they lived in a dump.  There might be something at the courthouse.

Since 1763 other acts beside the Proclamation Line had been passed.  In 1764 the Revenue Act or the Sugar Act which was intended to stop smuggling and raise revenues.  I don't know if this affected Field or Peter Field except some items may have been more expensive.  In 1765 Parliament imposed the Stamp Act on the colonies.
Under the provisions of the Stamp Act all newspapers had to be printed on stamped paper that was taxed on shilling (roughly twenty-five cents) a sheet.  A three shilling stamp was required on virtually all legal documents. School and college diplomas were taxed two pounds.  The stamp on a lawyers license cost ten pounds, while appointment to public office had to be written on paper that was taxed four pounds.  Liquor license cost as much as four pounds, and playing cards were taxed a shilling a pack.  One of the most objectionable aspects of the bill in colonial eyes was that all violations were to be tried in courts of admiralty without juries.  The money was to be used to protect the Colonial frontier.  It was extremely irksome to the colonist because they were allowed no representation in the decision making of this tax.  They feared that with this tax would come more taxes by Parliament without our representation.

Everyone was grinning and bearing it, but the Virginia House of Burgesses  lead by Patrick Henry set out Stamp Act Resolves stating that no taxes imposed by England should be paid by the colonist unless the colonies government had enacted the taxes.  And that anyone that thought that England should be able to impose taxes on the colonist without representation was an enemy of the colony.

Pretty radical thinking.  I wonder what Peter Field thought about all this.

Some References:
Tyler's Quarterly historical and Genealogical Magazine  Volume VII July 1925
page 50,51
George Jefferson, Peterfield's brother, patented considerable tracts of land in Pittsylvania County, and in 1774 and 1776 he sold to Peterfeild Jefferson several of these dividends.  Peterfeild must soon have removed to that County, for in 1779, giving his residence as in Pittsylvania, he sold to Elisha Walker 380 acres of land there for 350 pounds.  ( William and Mary Quarterly XXIII, 181, 182)
There is no will of Peterfield Jefferson recorded in Pittsylvania, but there is one of his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Jefferson,  dated in 1828.
According to his will Peterfield Jefferson had issue: Field, John, Samuel Allen, Alexander, married Elizabeth Smith (marriage bond, February 20, 1808) Archer, deceased at date of will, Thomas Jefferson, deceased at date of will, married Elizabeth Ball (marriage bond February 27, 1806) Patsy, who married Brewer and Judith.

Pages 120, 121,
Information from Family Bible of Thomas Jefferson the second.

The Soul of my dear Father Field Jefferson departed this life February 10, 1765.  It being Sunday Morning about ten o'clock.  He being in the sixty Second year of his age.  PFJ
The Soul of my Dear Brother Thos Jefferson Departed this life December 5, 1783.  PFJ
The Soul of My Dear Father departed this life January 1, 1974. SAJ
The Soul of my Dear mother departed this life the 7th Day of May 1828.  SAJ
Peter Feild Son of Feild and Mary Frances Jefferson was born March 14, 1735.
Elizabeth Wife of Peter Feild Jefferson and Daughter of Samuel Allan and Wife Martha Allan was born December 7, 1739.
Peter Field and Elizabeth Allan was married May 30, 1762.
Feild Son of Peter Feild and Elizabeth Jefferson was born April 1, 1763, it being Friday.
William Allan Son of Peterfeild and Elizabeth Jefferson was born December 14, 1764.  it being Friday.
Archer Son of Peterfield and Elizabeth Jefferson was born December 14, 1764.  It being Sunday.
Thomas Son of Peterfield and Elizabeth Jefferson was born March the 21, 1768.  It being Monday.
John son of Peterfeild and Elizabeth Jefferson was born February the 23rd 1770.  It being Friday Morning.
Frances Daughter of Peterfield and Elizabeth jefferson was born January the 11th, 1772.  It being Saturday Morning.
Judith Daughter of Peterfeild and Elizabeth Jefferson was born January the 7th 1774.  It being Friday.
Samuel Allan son of Peterfield and Elizabeth Jefferson was born March the 24, 1776, it being Sunday in the afternoon.
Alexander Son of Peterfield and Elizabeth Jefferson was born July 31st 1779, it being Saturday morning.
Martha Field Daughter of Peterfield & Elizabeth Jefferson was born April the 7, 1781 it being Saturday night.
Elizabeth Daughter of Peterfield and Elizabeth Jefferson was born September the 2nd 1785.
Samuel Allan Jefferson and Betsy Ann Jefferson were married June 20, 1803.
Samuel Jefferson Son Peterfeild Jefferson and his first cousin Elizabeth Ann Jefferson, daughter of John R. Jefferson and wife Elizabeth Broome on June 20, 1803.

Genealogical Abstracts from
18th Century Virginia Newspapers  by Robert K. Headley, Jr.
Jefferson Family, Pittsylvania Col, August Ct. 1798 in Chancery:  Samuel Hopkins and john Pucket (pltfs) against Elizabeth Jefferson, widow and relict of Peter F. Jefferson, Field Jefferson, William Jefferson, John Jefferson, Samuel Jefferson, George Murphy and Frances his wife formerly Frances Jefferson, Judith Jefferson who are of lawful age, and Alexander Jefferson, Patsy Jefferson, and Elizabeth Jefferson infants under 21 by Elizabeth Jefferson their gdn.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Peter Field Jefferson 1735 - 1794

Peter Field Jefferson was the son of Field Jefferson of Lunenberg later Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  At the time of Peter Field's birth the monarch of England was George II.  George II reigned until 1760 when Peter Field was a young man.  George III acceded to the throne in 1760.  One of the developments of the colonist at this time was the growing pride and affection for the mother country.  But the mother country felt that the colonists were growing out of control and needed to be brought under stricter supervision.  One of the first measures that was taken was the Proclamation Line of 1763.  In the Words of the Proclamation Line of 1763, "whereas great frauds and abuses have been committed in purchasing lands of the Indians, and abuses have been committed in purchasing lands of the Indians, to the great prejudice of our interests, and to the great dissatisfaction of the Indians...," and in order to convince the Indians "of our justice and determined resolution to remove all reasonable cause of discontent we do ...strictly enjoin and require, that no private person do presume to make any purchase from the said Indians within the limits of our colonies..." Any land purchases must be made through officials of the British government, and no trading could be conducted with the Indians without a license issued in the name of the governor of the province.  Many of the colonists felt that the English Government was subordinating their interests for the interests of others.  One of the reasons for the English Governments law was to confine settlement to the Atlantic Coastline so that the settlements would be close to the shipping and English commerce.  However this did not stop many Virginians from settling outside the Proclamation Line.  From a Map of the Original Area Embraced in Lunenburg County, Virginia 1746, I believe that Field and his family lived in the boundaries of that area.

One of the biggest pressures on the British at this time was the great expenditure of the English motherland on the French and Indian War.  Their debt was calculated at almost 140 million pounds.  The men of the Parliament felt that they were already being taxed enough.    For instance, windowpanes were taxed, along with beer, cider, salt and much more was taxed.  They felt as if they had been taxed enough.  And not only that but the British were having to pay for the 10,000 soldiers that were left in the colonies for their protection.   Parliament had calculated that a colonist was being taxed at 8 shillings a person whereas an Englishman was being taxed at 18 pounds per person.   They considered this extremely unfair.

At this time Field is still living at home or near his father's home.  He married Elizabeth Allen on May 29, 1762 in Cumberland County.

In the Book Marriage Records of Cumberland County, page 74 Peterfield Jefferson married Elizabeth Allen on May 29, 1762  Surety:  John Jefferson     (This was probably his brother)
Consent:  Sam Allen gives consent for his daughter to marry.
Teste:  Daniel Bates  Teste:  Dick Holland

William and Mary Quarterly  22W(1) pages 194-195
Elizabeth Allen born December 17, 1739.
February 26, 1913
This Allen family appears to have resided first in New Kent Co., then in Henrico, then in Goochland, then in Cumberland and then in Prince Edward.  Samuel Allen, of Goochland was probably Samuel Allen, son of William allen, of New Kent, who was born according to St. Peter's Church Parish Register, Septembr 20, 1713.

According to Peterfield had eight brothers and sisters.
Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Jefferson, Frances Jefferson, George Jefferson, Mary Jefferson, Judith Jefferson, John Robertson Jefferson and Phoebe Jefferson.

Also in the Lunenberg County May Court, 1764, page 34   Lunenberg Order Books
It was ordered that the Church Wardens of St. James Parish bond out Milly Harris daughter of Mary Harris to Peter Field Jefferson and his wife, Elizabeth Jefferson.

More about Peter Field tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More Pictures from Fort Nashborough

The Doctor and his instruments

Old Fashioned Loom

Supper Cooking on the Spit

Basket Weaving

Apple Paring and Hand Made Crockery


A Daughter of the American Revolution

A young couple with the General Jackson in the background.

Sundry pictures at Fort Nashborough