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52 Ancestors #26 Sir Alexander Culpepper

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small and this week’s theme is “Halfway.”

This was a difficult theme, and I looked through half-Indian ancestors, halfway to the furthest ancestor, taking up half my time in research ancestors, anyone with a name that included “half,” and every other angle one could think of. 349 more words

Ancestry

Governor Samuel Stephens from "John Culpepper, Esquire"

In place of my usual Saturday Snippet for the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about the people and places from the third book in the Culpepper Saga, “ 325 more words

History

52 Ancestors #24 The Heirloom

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small and this week’s theme is “Heirloom.”

I wish I could say I have lots of old stuff, but alas, I have nearly nothing. 126 more words

Ancestry

Saturday Snippet - John Culpepper the Merchant

If you read the first book in the Culpepper Saga, “I, John Culpepper,” you’ll remember the red-headed wench John’s father was flirting with at the Blackwall Inn the day John was born in 1606. 866 more words

Writing

Saturday Snippet - John Culpepper the Merchant

My new release, “John Culpepper the Merchant” is the second book in the Culpepper Saga. It begins in England in 1642 at the onset of the English civil war. 922 more words

History

52 Ancestors #22 Middle Temple

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small,

and this week’s challenge is “Commencement.”

Since “commencement” has to do with school or beginnings, I chose to write about my 10th great grandfather and his brother attending a law school in London, a place called Middle Temple. 354 more words

Ancestry

General Thomas Fairfax or Black Tom

In place of my usual Saturday Snippets for the month of May, I’ll be posting about the characters and places in my coming book, “ 379 more words

History