I Have To Remember To Be Patient
Sometimes, I get so excited to learn about a place where my ancestors once called home. I want to instantaneously understand everything about the timeframe they once lived in. I want to know the people my ancestors interacted with. What did the land look like? How did the air smell? I want to know anything and everything all at once, kind of like this scene from the movie, The Matrix.
Oh only if it were so simple. But then again, what fun would that be? I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the hunt for information.
Well, right now I am trying to absorb all things Sampson County, NC so I can better understand the lives of my Kerr and Murphy ancestors. Just feeling happy that at last I can learn more about my paternal roots.
Of course, I have a couple of books on order. I can't wait for them to arrive.
The Sampson County Historical Society:
The Huckleberry Historian
Editor: Kent Wrench
A Journey To Sampson County:
Plantations & Slaves in NC
by Christy Faircloth Judah