” . . . and they all died.”

 

Framed Geneology with Decorative Tree Painted on Wall

There are lots of fictional stories and some are tragic by design.  It seems a popular writing formula that no matter how the story starts, it ends ” . . . and they all died.”

Here is a transcribed letter written in 1930 Continue reading

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Two Rebellious Sisters

Celia and Dicey were sisters in the LANGSTON family.  The colonies of America were in rebellion against the British and the LANGSTON family was fully entrenched.  Dicey or Laodicea was the 5th child (born 1766) and Celia was the 7th child (born 1771).

At the ripe and daring age of 16, Dicey was a Revolutionary spy while her 11 year old sister Celia was watching. Continue reading

Melvin Gilreath – A Walking Encyclopedia

Greenness, trees,  and mountains surround the people who visit Amicalola Falls.  They gather to enjoy nature or be with friends and family.  Some might hike the start of the Appalachian Trail. It was at this place a group of near and distant kin gathered August 12th, 2017 for the 39th annual Gilreath Family Reunion.  Visiting and eating potluck lunch after a beautiful prayer of thanks have always been the mainstays of the reunion.  Pictures and records of ancestors grace the welcome table.  That’s a Gilreath reunion. Continue reading

Mistress of the Ring and the Power of History – Celia Langston

A gold ring was passed down from mother to daughter.  That daughter passed it to her son who in turn gave it to his daughter. The cycle of the ring being passed from mother to daughter continued for three more generations and exists today.

Celia LANGSTON STYLES wedding ring

Wedding ring of Celia LANGSTON STYLES

The ring has power. Continue reading

Clabourn M. STYLES – A Census Story

Without a known journal or family bible the U.S. Federal Census is a great story teller for those born in the early 1800’s.   Beginning in 1840, we know that Clabourn M. STYLES lived in Campbell County, Georgia as evidenced in the following census of that year:

1840 U.S. Federal Census of Campbell County, GA

Can you find Claiborne M. Styles in this 1840 U.S. Federal Census of Campbell County, GA?

In the 1840’s, Continue reading