At last, some genealogy right?!! LOL. I decided to jump back into things with an Amanuensis Monday post. I have to thank a fellow genealogy friend of mine who helped me out a couple of months ago, Nathaniel Glasgow. He brought to my attention a deed which documents the sale of about an acre land from a woman named Charity Ambrose to the trustees of Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Riverdale, NC. Guess who's listed among the trustees. My maternal 3rd great grandfather and his son, Mortimer and Alfred Mitchell. State of North Carolina} Craven County This deed made this 6th day of November in the year 1893 by Charity Ambrose of the first part of Craven County, and Mortimer Mitchell, Charles F. Hall, Anthony Dennis, Edward Hooker, Killis Green, David Sampson, Phillis Borden, Ezekial Pastuer, and A. F. Mitchell of Craven County and State of North Carolina of the second part , Trustees of the Mt. Olive Church, African Methodist Episocpal Zion Church in America of No. 6
As a child, if someone gave me a coloring book and a 64 count box of Crayola Crayons I would entertain myself for hours on end. Well, crayons have made their way back into my life, as well as paints, pencils and various other art supplies. My art cart brings me such joy. I look at it in the morning and it gives me permission to go ahead and play. My heart has been missing this and I didn't even know it. I started this post last Fall and it has been sitting unpublished in my draft folder since then. I have some news to share, so it seemed like the perfect time to finish this. I am so excited to announce that some of my work will be shown for the month of February at a local museum. Here's the link to the annoucement: https://www.facebook.com/The.Vestal.Museum/photos/a.729136080449783/3232797556750277/?type=3&theater Sending thanks out to my friends and family who have been so supportive of me and my art journey. Lately, I've been focusing on maintain
I wanted to say hello to everyone. I know it's been a long time since my last post. The world is in a much different space from when I last wrote on March 2nd. So am I. I hope and pray that all of you out there are safe and taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Sorry that genealogy has kind of fallen by the wayside. Please stay vigilant and wear your mask when you go out. Keep the hand sanitizer handy. Wash your hands. This is how we take care of each other these days. Be well, be kind, and be patient. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We'll get there if we take care of each other.
You are so blessed to have these photos! Since Cedric's grandfather died before he was born and all family photos were left in the homestead (now boarded up) we have no idea what he looked like. Hoping that someone will have a photo with him in it!ReplyDelete
I love your caption -- your grandfather does indeed look like a serious man, and even more so in the 2nd photo.ReplyDelete
I wonder where was he going with newspaper in pocket, a quite place to read.ReplyDelete
Linda, my first thought was that he was off to do "The Jumble" word puzzle, but according to Wikipedia that wasn't created until 1954 so that wasn't the case. When I was a child that was something he always did when he read the newspaper.ReplyDelete
Wendy, he looked serious in these pictures, I think he was a man with purpose. He did have a wonderful sense of humor too.
Debra, thanks for your comments too. These pictures are a blessing and I am ever so thankful to have them. I hope someday you are able to find a picture of Cedric's grandfather. I know you will keep searching.
I was wondering where he was going too! Great photos.ReplyDelete
He was a very good looking man. I like this photo with him caught in mid-stride.ReplyDelete
Thanks Yvette and Kristin.ReplyDelete