The whole order freeing Abraham Little (1672-1720), about only 40 words, entered on page 319 of the order book recording court business on Sunday, December 14, 1692, reads: "LITTLE v BECKINGTON: Ordered: That ABRAM LITTLE, Servant to ABRAM BECKINGTON, shall be free from his said Master, it fully appearing to this Court that he was free by his Indenture here in Court produced from the 25th day of November last" (Stafford County Order Book 1689-93, page 319; Stafford County Microfilm, reel 7, image 217; Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia).
Category: 52 Ancestors
Lou Bare, 1878-1960, great-grandmother
Lou Bare Lou Bare was born on 4 July 1878 in North Carolina, the daughter of Rudolph Bare (born 29 October 1837; married 23 February 1866; died 30 March 1919) and Fannie Wagoner (born 29 Dec 1848; died 22 Dec 1929). According to the census, she lived in Jefferson, NC in 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, … Continue reading Lou Bare, 1878-1960, great-grandmother
Pearl Ethel Houck, 1891-1992, great-grandmother
Marriage record for Pearl Houck and Conley Houck I knew my Great-Grandmother Pearl Ethel Houck. I was able to spend some time with her in the weeks before she died at 101. (She had been glad that Willard Scott had mentioned her 100th birthday the year before.) Her mind was sharp until the end, and … Continue reading Pearl Ethel Houck, 1891-1992, great-grandmother
George Cecil Bower, 1893-1987, great-grandfather
George Cecil Bower (back row, third from right) with siblings and parents. I knew my great-grandfather, George Cecil Bower. He was already 74 years old when I was born in 1967, so my memories of him are of a man well into his 80s. Nevertheless, I do have some prominent memories of him. First, for … Continue reading George Cecil Bower, 1893-1987, great-grandfather
Joseph Conley Houck, 1888-1983, great-grandfather
The holler where my great-grandfather Joseph Conley Houck and great-grandmother Pearl Houck lived. I knew my great-grandfather, Joseph Conley Houck, who I called Great-Grandpa Houck. I have one predominate visual--if not visceral--memory of my great-grandfather: that of his--at age 90!--climbing into the ancient cherry tree that grew at the end of his and Great-Grandma's porch. … Continue reading Joseph Conley Houck, 1888-1983, great-grandfather
Hattie Almedia Bare, 1895-1975, great-grandmother
Hattie with her mother, grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter. This photograph (circa 1940) is a five-generation photo, which I'm told is fairly rare. The baby is Monte Ann (Little) DeBoard. Monte Anne is sitting in the lap of her mother, Ruby Helen (Bower) Little. Behind Ruby is her mother, Hattie (Bare) Bower, at the upper-right. To … Continue reading Hattie Almedia Bare, 1895-1975, great-grandmother
Jethro “Joe” Wilson Little, 1874–1951, great-grandfather
I didn't know my namesake, Joe Little, my great-grandfather. But my Dad did. On a snowy Christmas Day in 1951, when my Dad was eight years old, he was walking with his grandfather in wooded hills when Joe Little had a heart attack. For a long time my Dad blamed himself for his grandfather's death … Continue reading Jethro “Joe” Wilson Little, 1874–1951, great-grandfather
Fifty-two Ancestors in 52 Weeks
This year I'll be posting about a different ancestor each week.