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School Days

A recent prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is School Days. My grandmother, Florrie THOMAS MARTIN (1894-1979) was a teacher before she married my grandfather, Joel Daniel MARTIN (1886-1955). She likely only taught for a year or two since she married in June 1914. She taught at a school near Messer’s Mill which was […]

The Shallow Well Cemetery Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) decided that a main road here in Sanford needs to be widened. Before the widening can get started, though, a large portion of the graves in the Shallow Well Church cemetery have to be relocated. NCDOT wants the next-of-kin to decide where the graves go…to the new church […]

Joseph Cushing: a brick wall revisited

One of my 3rd great-grandfathers on my dad’s side, Joseph CUSHING, was born in 1790 supposedly in what is now Carroll County, Maryland. At the time of his birth, Carroll County had not been formed yet. I know a lot about Joseph actually. I have census records for 1820, 1840, 1850, and 1870. In all […]

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