I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother about her early childhood in Clarkton, VA. Her grandfather William Haley and her great grandfather Branch W. Holt both served as overseers on the Clarkton Plantation in the northern part of Halifax County. Clarkton still stands today. You can read more about it here.
I found this photograph of the Clarkton schoolhouse among my grandmother’s pictures. Many of the Haley cousins of my grandmother’s generation attended school here.
Cousins, does this bring back any memories or family stories?