The Wick house is a simple old farm house, but I can’t seem to just walk past it without staring at it for half an hour. 86 more words
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“Give me liberty or give me death!
When the name Patrick Henry is mentioned, practically anyone will think of the prolific quote that is so deeply identified with the spirit of the American Revolution, however, after reading this work by Norine Dickson Campbell, it’s clear that Patrick Henry should be credited with far, far more.
It was a cold morning when Melchior Keener got word to leave Baltimore or suffer the vengeance of the Whig Club. At nine o’clock on December 5, 1776, James Cox, a popular local tailor, delivered the message that Keener had three days to settle his business and flee the city. 1,122 more words
My great grandmother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell’s family came from New England whereas her husband Colonel Freeman Norvell’s family were from Virginia. As such, when you have ancestors from both the north and south, you are often curious how they celebrated major holidays such as Christmas. 380 more words