Mom Takes Another Roadtrip……

…to Halifax, Virginia! (Cue the music…On the road again…)

Halifax County, VA Courthouse

The Halifax County, VA courthouse is perhaps my favorite place to research!

I checked in at the front desk where a very nice worker inquired if I had done research at the courthouse before.  When I informed her that I had, [...]

Archibald Haley – Potential Father

I continue in my quest to find the father of Jesse Haley.  Archibald Haley (Hailey) of Halifax County, VA presents as a possible candidate.

Who was Archibald Haley (~1770/1776 – 1802)?  (So glad you asked!)

Archibald Haley was married to Mary Ann Medley for  6 years beginning on 24 Jun 1794.  (I have found an [...]

The Boys of Halifax County – Wrap Up

Back on 31 August 2012 I posted the first in a series of posts titled The Boys of Halifax County.  The pages shown in each post were a collection of newspaper clippings about servicemen my aunt Elma Talbott Solomon of South Boston, VA collected during the war.  My hope in publishing these pages is that [...]

The Boys of Halifax County – Part Ten

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Here is the tenth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.

Surnames on the following page include Overby, Long, Puryear, Fulton, Cook and Carmichael.

The final page of The Boys of Haliax County scrapbook includes Hailey, McKinney, Felton, Lewis and Walker.  Apparently James Hailey is in need of rat traps!

 

 

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The Boys of Halifax County – Part Nine

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This is the ninth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.

Surnames on the following page include Traynham, Harrell, Satterfield, and Bradshaw.

Surnames on the page below include Roller, Younger, Conner, Dodson and Sneed.

Surnames below include Cassada, Morris, Oakley, Moore and Lowery.

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The Boys of Halifax County – Part Eight

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This is the eighth installment of the The Boys of Halifax County series.

Surnames on the following page include: Clark, Long, Oliver, Jones and Tuck.

Below is another clipping showing four brothers all serving their country.  Reading through my aunt’s scrapbook, I have begun to get a glimpse into just how much families gave [...]

The Boys of Halifax County – Part Six

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Here is the sixth installment of The Boys of Halifax County series.

Wow!  Six Clark brothers all in service.  I can’t imagine the worry and stress those parents experienced.

Surnames on the page below include: Whitlow, Cole, Boyd, Perkins, and Murray.

Surnames below include: Harrell, Blanks, and Harris.

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The Boys of Halifax County – Part Five

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Here is the fifth installment in The Boys of Halifax County series.

A July 4th Declaration

Halifax County, VA did not have a formal celebration of the 4th of July during the year the clipping below was written. No date is given as to which year of WWII it was written; however, the clipping refers [...]

The Boys of Halifax County – Part Four

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Here is the fourth installment of  The Boys of Halifax County.

Surnames included are: Barnes, Lacy, Buchanan, Hendricks, Poole, and Garrett.

Surnames in the page below: Sadler, Grimes, Giles, Johnson, Elliott, and Jones.  Captain Johnson was listed as  ”missing” in  an earlier page. Thankfully he was released from a German POW camp.

Surnames on the [...]

The Boys of Halifax County – Part 3

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Here is the third installment of  The Boys of Halifax County.

Surnames included are: Thomas (Morgan) and Johnson.  The two men with the Thomas surname are not brothers, but may still be related.

Surnames in the page below include: Daniel, Upton, Cheek, Hughes, Rickman, and Puryear.

Surnames on the following page include: Smoot, Garber, Green, [...]

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