“Uncovering” an Ancestor

While searching the Salem Fork Baptist Church cemetery for my ancestors, there was one grave marker that could not be found. The grave of Poppa White, otherwise known as James Abe White. Poppa White was my great-grandfather, wife of Stella Holyfield White and father of Cecile White Howard. I knew he was buried in this [...]

Off To Dobson

So, off to Dobson we went…….

My maternal grandmother was Cecile Clara White Howard. She grew up in Dobson, Surry County, NC and attended Salem Fork Baptist Church. A short drive from Mount Airy, and I arrived at Salem Fork Baptist Church. I knew at least three generations of my White family [...]

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