Too late...... you're already in. Well, might as well make the best
So what's wrong with hoping my ancestors' bones are having a good time!?!
Didn't you read the other sign??? Do you want your bones to spend eternity
shut up in some damp, dark box six feet under never having any fun?
Let 'em dance!
My father's ancestors include Cullum/Cullom, Cook, Dicken/Dickens, Parker, Holt, Johnston, Hogg, Johnson, Powell, and more. Most came from Virginia to Halifax Co., NC.
Those of you who have researched the family of William Cullum, Sr. may be surprised to see that I have listed four of the seven younger children of William Cullum, Sr. and three sons for William Cullum, Jr. There is a Halifax Co. record that proves that a grandson of Archibald Cullum, William J. Brown, was entitled to a share of the estate of William Cullum, Jr. His mother, Julia Cullum (Brown), and his grandfather, Archibald Cullum, had both died; therefore Julia's share of Archibald's share of William Cullum, Jr.'s estate had descended to Julia's son. This one record in conjunction with other records helped to identify the sons of William Cullum, Jr. and eliminate them as possibilities for the unnamed children of William Cullum, Sr. I will be glad to share the records that help to prove these children if you would like them.
A few years ago, Virginia Holdford Stultz and I took a probe with us when we visited the Joel Cullom Cemetery in Halifax Co. on the property that had previously belonged to William Cullum, Sr. Sure enough, we found a very large sunken fieldstone in line with the other stones - unfortunately unmarked. I personally believe that this was the stone marking the grave of William Cullum, Sr., but I don't guess we'll ever be able to prove it. Virginia and I raised this stone and left it in the exact same location.
My mother's ancestors include Bowen, Goulder, Tucker, Woodward, Mitchell, McKeithan, Utley, Jones, Barnes, Worth, Carter, Payne/Paine, Murphey, Gardner, Hussey, and many of the early Nantuckett families. This also includes the descendants of Christopher Woodward of Johnston Co./Wake Co., NC as best I have been able to trace them and my theory as to his ancestry. Many Virginia, North Carolina, and Nantuckett families can be found here. Some of these families have been previously researched by others, so I chose to concentrate on lines that hadn't been documented. The Woodward, Bowen, Goulder, and McKeithan work cannot be found in previously published sources. You will also find some interesting records for the Utley and Sanders families of Johnston Co/Wake Co, NC as well as many records reflecting Nansemond Co families.
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Back row, L to R: David Zacheus "Zack" Harper, Susan B. "Sudie" Harper, Thomas L. "Tom" Harper, Emly/Emma Catherine "Kate" Harper, John Howard "John" Harper. Seated: Lucy Ann Martin Harper, William Mark Harper, Sr. Front row: William Mark "Will" Harper, Jr., Cora Dell E. "Cora" Harper Other children not pictured: James M. Harper (dec'd), Amanda Jane "Janie" Harper