When Family History Falls Into Your Lap

Elma Talbott - ~1923

Sometimes family history just falls into your lap.

Literally!

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 [...]

Answers to “My Ancestor Did That?!”

Here are the answers to the last post My Ancestors Did That?!

How many did you get right?

Great grandfathers:

One was good with numbers. – Silas Baker Carr

One couldn’t hold a job. – Silas Baker Carr

One was a horse trader. – James Abe White

One never left the farm. – Bossy Talbott

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Farming in Southern Virginia

Southern Virginia Farmers

My southern Virginian ancestors were predominantly farmers.  (My grandfather Crafton Talbott was the first generation to leave the family farm.)  I found this picture of men harvesting hay among a forgotten stack of unknown photographs this week.  It is mounted on  an piece of  8″ x 10″ thick brown paper stock. The back is [...]

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