"Family is everything. It defines you — the heart of your spirit, the heritage of your smile, not only the color of your eyes but how they see the world. You are bound by kinship. You add your own link to the chain, and that is where you strengthen or weaken what you have been blessed — or burdened — with. That is where you use the indefinable quality that belongs to only you, the bit of uniqueness you pass on to your children for good or bad, the part of you that will always be separate from those who share your name, your blood, and your past."

Lola Shiner from Blue Willow

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This website contains information that pertains to both my female and male ancestors and their associated families. As they often remained in an area for several generations, intermarriages between members of my families occurred frequently. Most are found in North Carolina, Virginia or Maryland. Their data was gathered from a variety of resources, some more reliable than others.


Surnames of my ancestors include Blackstone, Bland, Bradlie, Brough, Caton, Clarke, Coleman, Corprew, Dunbar, Evett, Greeneff, Hillsman, Lane, Loveridge, Newman, Peak, Peed (two lines), Rockhold, Rountree, Rowe, Slade, Stringer, Tackett, Tomlinson, Warren, White, Whitehead and Wood.