Yearly Archives: 2015

Connecting the Dots

Please welcome guest author Jeanne Rountree of Gainesville, GA.  Rountree is the author of the Teach. Love. Inspire. blog.  She is an English teacher and teacher leader at Chestatee Academy.  Between planning, grading, and meeting, she enjoys reading Southern Lit, watching documentaries, fishing in local lakes and rivers, practicing her photography skills, and spending time with her […]

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She, a Catholic, could not convert him to her belief

From the 1927 divorce case filed by James R. Seawall against Dorothy Elizabeth Seawall in Knox County Fourth Circuit Court, Knoxville, TN: “After their marriage, and in the year 1923, the defendant began to neglect him, and to absent herself from his home, and to spend the greater part of her time with her parents; […]

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Last surviving widow of a War of 1812 veteran

Lydia Ann Kimble married Isaac Graham, who’d served as a drummer boy in the War of 1812, in 1869, when he was an elderly man and she was a woman of 32. Her husband by a previous marriage reared 11 children, while Lydia and Isaac went on to have three daughters of their own. The […]

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Albert Hash ain’t a bit shy with a fiddle

compiled from My Ashe County Home column by Muncy Gaultney in Ashe County NC newspaper “The Plow” (1960s-1980s) “I like to forgot I was supposed to talk about old time music and I guess Albert Hash and the Whitetop Mountain boys are next on the list. Albert is known far and wide for his woodworking […]

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Go Tell it on the Mountain, That Jesus Christ is born

Merry Christmas everyone! We want to take a minute and thank all our readers for stopping by and having a look around here at the site throughout this past year. Your comments and appreciation really make the task of writing so much easier. Also, we want to acknowledge all the talented and generous people who’ve […]

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