Author Archives: Skeletons in the Closet

About Skeletons in the Closet

I'm the youngest of six with a boat load of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and two great-grandchildren. My love for family and friends, that have become like family, has inspired me start this blog. I'm a novice researcher of family history and my research has revealed some jewels of information as well as raised lots of unanswered question. I hope to share my journey into my family’s past, revealing the joys and frustrations that come with the process. I will also share my childhood memories of my family and growing up in my beloved hometown of Smithfield, Virginia.. Hopefully this will inspire you to take time to talk with older family members and learn from them what you can about your family.

FIVE BROTHERS WENT TO WAR

Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake … Continue reading

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THE UNMARKED GRAVE

“And who was this person does anyone know? ‘Tis as if his or her life to nothing did amount As if he or she as a person did not count Anonymity in life as in death much the same” Excerpt … Continue reading

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FINDING MY WAY HOME

FINDING MY WAY HOME “It was then that I realized I could never lose my way In such a place the thought was absurd like getting lost in your own house. Was I losing my way? or finding my way home? … Continue reading

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THE OLD GRIST MILL

The once spinning wheel silent Red Birds watch an era leave From “Old Grist Mill”  by Sara Kindrick Bellamy’s Mill is a historic grist mill located near Enfield, Halifax County, North Carolina and Nash County, North Carolina. It was built … Continue reading

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“Gone But Not Forgotten”

Dear Ancestor “Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On Polished marble stone. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to morn. You did not know I … Continue reading

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Starting The Journey

I’m the youngest of six children with a boat load of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and two great grandchildren.  My love for family and friends that have become like family has inspired me to start this blog.  I’m a … Continue reading

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