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Richard Fountain “Fount” Page

Richard Fountain “Fount” Page was born in Warren County, Kentucky in 1815. He came with his father and siblings to Lafayette County, Missouri in1827. They traveled the whole distance in wagons, which contained all their worldly possessions. 336 more words


John Newton Sheffey: Scandalous adultery in 1860s Wytheville

This isn’t the funny story I promised in my previous post. That one involved Stuart Sheffey and his “scandalous” living arrangements with a black wife and a white wife in the same household. 407 more words

Family History


Taking a break until October 2014.


Humfrey Pye - Scrivener

Humfrey Pye – Scrivener

Humfrey Pye was a cousin of my 7 x great grandfather and an elder son of William Pye, and his wife Margery, of Haughton, Staffordshire, England. 604 more words


Publish and be damned

I spend my off moments fossicking about with my family tree. I can confidently state that I’m not related to Charlemagne, or William the Conqueror, or even God (unlike Mathew Pinsent on a recent… 638 more words

Just Stuff (things On My Mind That Aren't To Do With Writing)

Carry Your Story

Since writing my post yesterday I’ve been rolling around in my mind the image from this quote from Deepak Chopra’s book, Life After Death: “Every former self you have left behind is a ghost. 463 more words

Truly Powerful People

Flowers in the PA Death Certificates Database

Recently, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission digitized the state’s death certificates from 1906 to 1944 onto Ancestry.com. At first, I was unsure of what to make of this. 797 more words

African American