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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Dear Little Sister…Sending Love from the Battlefield

Russell Stokes, 10th MO Company B

Dear Little Sister…Sending Love from the Battlefield Little sister is Susan Emmaline “Emma”, the eighth child and only daughter of my 3rd great grandfather Robert Firman Stokes. He, Emma, and her mother Hannah Parker Jones Stokes saw five of Robert’s sons volunteer to defend the Union during the Civil War. All served in the Western…

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