12-Year-Old and her Dad Hunt Down 48 Grandparents

7th great grandfather, Amos Parsons, Jr.

It seems that I always wrap a Dead People Adventure into wherever we go. So, when our son-in-law, Jeremy suggested we drive to Vermont to visit his parents, I suggested a quest to find as take picture with as many of his grandparents as possible. Over the course of four days, Jeremy and our granddaughter Emma Grace, had their photo taken with 48, including their 386 year old grandmother who was killed in a 1704 massacre!

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What in the World? Sterling Cooper HERE?

Robin with Sterling S Cooper, Jr. at the Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Robin and I work on a variety of historic preservation projects related to cemeteries. Our latest adventure took us to Fuquay-Varina, NC’s Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. We knew no one whose final resting place was there but that did not matter in our quest to document and preserve their memory.

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Indian Head Penny Family Lore Debunked

1859 Indian Head Penny

Indian Head Penny Family Lore Debunked 1859 Indian Head Penny Every family has oral traditions, passed down through the generations. Little by little the story is enhanced or adjusted as it is retold. My previous post about Priscilla Estes “capture” and “rescue”, I believe has some basis in true events. However, another story gave me…

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