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live in the lower end of Virginia Beach near the North Carolina line in the old Princess Anne County. The area is rich in history; my family is no exception. Family members right up to my youngest daughter have been born right here on our land!
Our Virginia Century Farm has been passed down in the family for many generations and I used my genealogy research to prove it had been ours for over 100 years!
When you see "VINE" in the lower right corner of a Virginia map that's me. My grandparents ran the Vine Post Office in their general store walking distance from my home.
The farm wasn't the only thing passed down. We're lucky to have lots of cherished items. I have the huge trunk tool box built by my carpenter great-great-great-uncle that he used when building coffins! A timely visit to my grandmother saved this antique straw fan (right), already in the trash can. It was my grandmother's great-grandmother's church fan!
IS THIS YOUR FAMILY?!
friend in Texas just wrote me on Facebook saying she’s found a huge old
non-family Catholic Bible in her mother-in-law’s stuff (she recently died at
first entry is for ANDREW J. LIDDELL’s marriage to MARGARET CUNNINGHAM in
1836. She died in 1848 and he married a SARAH (last name illegible) in Jackson
Co., GA. The births & deaths from both marriages are listed. There is a 3rd
marriage but she can’t read it. Andrew is shown to have died in October, but
there’s no year.
title page shows: Philadelphia, Jesper Harding & Son, 1859. The front pages
are worn and some are loose.
this is your family please write!
In the news....
The picture on the left was among my inherited grandmother's things. The photo on the right was recently found, dropped in a NC parking lot. If you have any information about the photo on the right PLEASE CONTACT ME!
And the silver-lining...
ME and THE FAMILIES
I'm related to most families on the sidebar. A few are client research that I'm able to share with you. I also have more unpublished info on most lines.
I go with a family's oral history rather than internet hearsay so if the family has a Bible, that's a great reliable source you won't find on the 'net. I don't use World Family Trees or sites like that; and I take the Utah site with a grain of salt. There are just too many unreliable "facts" online posted by unwitting researchers. I like to see it myself, preferring documents like census, deeds and wills, newspapers, etc. ... you know, the paper-trails of real data.
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I will always get back to you sooner or later.
And if you're ever in Virginia Beach, stop for a visit.