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Sharing Your Old Family Photos Online

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Last time I talked about a new historic photos archive at the Asheville Citizen-Times. I think this is a great thing and would love to see more news organizations push ahead and release their older photo content for public browsing. But how is the average person to do that. We all have boxes or old […]

Asheville Historic Photos Online

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

For many years, if you didn’t have photos of a particular event in the past, you had to go to a library and browse special collections, or contact news organizations and see if they could search their archives for a specific photo. The internet has made our access to older photos (any photos really) so […]

Camp Douglas

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Stories of Andersonville prison in the south have long been given full attention to the poor conditions in the Confederate run Civil War prison camp. The other morning, I happened upon a show on the History Channel entitled 80 acres of Hell (link is to a dvd) which documents a much lesser known story. That […]

Thomas “Tom” Elmore and Roxie (Peace) Russell

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Thomas Elmore “Tom” Russell was b. Sept. 2, 1877 in Greenville, SC and d. March 29, 1938. He md. abt. 1899 to Roxie Peace. Roxie Peace was b. April 7, 1882 in Henderson Co., NC and d. January 18, 1938 in Saluda, Henderson Co., NC. They are both buried in Mountain Page Cemetery in Henderson […]

John Pleasant and Lillie Louetta (Calloway) White

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

John Pleasant White was b. June 4, 1876 in NC (twin of Calvin White) and d. March 2, 1957 in Buncombe Co., NC. He md. Lillie Louetta Calloway Feb. 6, 1897 in Buncombe County, NC. Lillie Louetta Calloway was b. July 1, 1879 in NC and d. Sept. 10, 1958 in Buncombe Co., NC. They […]

David and Dicey E. (Moore) Blankenship

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

David Blankenship was b. July 4, 1833 in Rutherford Co., NC and d. November 5, 1912 in Madison Co., NC. He md. Dicey E. Moore Sept. 3, 1856 in Washington Co., TN. Dicey was b. July 7, 1838 in Flag Pond, TN and d. March 28, 1884 in Madison Co., NC. David was in the […]

William Alexander and Nancy A. R. (Parker) Waggoner

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

William Alexander (W.A.) Waggoner was b. Feb. 28, 1828 in Buncombe Co., NC and d. July 24, 1905 in Buncombe Co., NC. He md. Nancy A. R. Parker Nov. 16, 1852. Nancy was b. June 16, 1834 in Buncombe Co., NC and d. June 14, 1909 in Buncombe Co., NC. They are both buried in […]

Alson and Sarah (Russell) Gordon

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Alson Gordon was b. between 1821 and 1823 in Henderson County, NC. He d. September 5, 1901 in Saluda (Polk Co.) NC. He lived in Haywod Co., NC at the outbreak of the Civil war and enlisted in the Confederate Army at age 36, June 29, 1861. He was wounded in the leg near Petersburg, […]

Robert Patterson Bradley and Lydia Lavina (Blankenship) Bradley

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Robert Patterson Bradley was b. August 6, 1869 in Buncombe County, NC and died April 17, 1951 in Buncombe County, NC. He married Lydia Lavina Blankenship July 18, 1894 in Madison County. She was born August 7, 1879 in Madison County, NC and died November 7, 1959 in Buncombe County, NC. They are both buried […]

James Marion Parker (April 12, 1829 – March 19, 1915)

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

When I first started researching, there were a few names that were among the “farthest back” in their line that we KNEW were correct. At that time, my great-aunts and great-uncles were living and could remember their grandparents names. One of those ancestors, was my 2nd great-grandfather, James M. Parker. I have quite a bit […]