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Re: Research trip: Halifax County, NC

Denise,
Two interesting finds from my trip: 1. a book in the library that included information on the site of my great-grandmother's (PONTON) grave, along with that of her daughter-in-law (my great uncle's wife). I'm hoping on my next trip for dry weather and to get to some of the physical sites I'd like to visit and photograph.(book also gave some history on my grandparents home church, estab 1884) 2. Local newspaper articles about a 1903 lynching in Halifax. Of the 2 oral histories I've been told as to why my grandfather changed his name, one involved a lynching of his uncle. Now I've been able to document a lynching and will have to do more research to see if the person was related to my grandfather. I was glad I was sitting down when the librarian shared that information with me... whether it's my ancestor or not, it's hard to take and the written accounts are really harrowing. genealogy is like the rest of life..we have to take the bitter with the sweet. thanks for your interest! Karen


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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