I’ve shared a bit about Pattie Lundy Phipps, my third great-aunt, in a previous post about the Lundy family. The eldest daughter of Emeline Potts Eppes, my… Read more “Tracing History: Pattie Lundy Phipps, The Dressmaker”
A number of years ago, a fellow descendant of Emeline Potts Eppes located an 1878 deed of trust for Emeline in the Greensville County, Virginia courthouse. My… Read more “11 Nov 1878: More Than Meets The Eye”
I’ve previously written about “boss lady” Clara Mabry. In looking at the historical record to learn more about this formidable character, who I believe to be my… Read more “Clara Mabry and The Freedmen’s Bureau”
Very recently, I discovered the names of the runaway couple involved in the August 1856 incident involving Capt. John W. Potts. Here’s one of the newspaper accounts… Read more “1856 BREAKTHROUGH…”
The “Benevolent Gentlemen” of 1855: As previously posted, Clara Mabry entered into a legal agreement, a deed of trust, with several prominent men of Greensville County, Virginia.… Read more “The Benevolent Gentlemen: Clara Mabry Part II”
Clara Mabry of Hicksford, Greensville County, Virginia is a fascinating person to learn about. She is worthy of more in-depth research, and I hope that sharing what… Read more “THE BOSS LADY: CLARA MABRY Part I”
My maternal grandmother, Virginia Alston Braswell (1918-1992), was fairly close in age to her maternal aunt, Josephine Harrison Jordan McDaniel (1910-1985). Josephine was the proprietor of a… Read more “Historical Family Photos: Josephine and Her Beauty Machine”
Identifying lady bosses in our family trees…Starting off with Tilithia Brewington b. 1878, from Wayne County, NC to bustling Norfolk, Virginia. Let’s see what happened and how she bossed up.