Sometimes family history just falls into your lap.
Elma Talbott – ~1923
I have been working little by little to scan all my great grandmother Esther Richardson Talbott’s letters and correspondence. I’m making good progress with this project.
As I was preparing to scan a June 1923 letter from Bossy Talbott to his [...]
As I have been transcribing my great grandmother Esther Richardson Talbott’s letters and postcards, I came across this great little letter from 1920 stuck in the stack. Visit Dearest Esther to read Esther’s correspondence.
The letter is written by Willie Richardson (b. 1909), Esther’s younger brother. Willie would have been 11 years old. Willie is [...]
Source: The Graphics Fairy
I shared some of the my Grandmother’s Christmas memories recently, so I thought today I would share one of my own.
I don’t actually remember how old I was when this occurred, but I think I was early elementary school age.
Christmas Eve was (and still [...]
Me (Lisa), Grandmom, and Aunt Nancy
Oral history is so much fun to collect. Stories about people and clues to your ancestors can be gleaned that are cannot be found in the “official” records.
In search of more family stories led me on another visit to my paternal grandmother. While she may not want [...]
Last June I ran a series of posts on the many suitors of my great grandmother Esther Lee Richardson titled the Courtship of Esther. Now it is time to give attention to the female interests of Bossy Talbott, the man who eventually won Esther’s hand in marriage.
Boss Henry “Bossy” TalbottBirth Name: Johnnie Hodias Talbott [...]
A long cold walk to milk the cows!(Talbott farm on Old Cluster Springs Road)
Like many genealogists, I have been searching the 1940 census records for my family. My first “find” was my paternal grandfather’s family. The Talbotts were exactly where I knew I would find them – Cluster Springs, VA. That’s outside of South Boston, VA in Halifax County.
My first thought was this record will greatly confuse [...]
Arthur Crafton Talbott 27 Nov 1916 – 27 Feb 1993 Arthur “Crafton” Talbott Age 3 years Crafton Talbott as a Young Man
Crafton Talbott and his “million dollar smile”. [...]
Today many students in our North Carolina head back to school. That got me to thinking about using school records to tell our ancestors’ stories. While not a record source I use regularly, school records can provide important information on our ancestors and those around them.
Yearbooks: I first wrote the Cluster Springs High School [...]
Apparently I watched a lot of B westerns as a child!