Oh how the leaves are falling….

Okay so brace yourself…. I received a packet of information from my great aunt regarding the ancestors of the Edwards side of my family. The packet is HUGE and its got information from family research that began by a distant cousin (Estelle – he is currently in his 90’s) in the 1950’s (My mother hadn’t even been born then!) I opened the packet and there were pages and pages of family information sheets listing parents, children, death dates, marriages and so on… At first I thought that it was just a listing of family group sheets but as I dug deeper I saw something that made my heart skip a beat…

A Photo of Center and Jane Edwards – The OWNERS OF HENRY and ELIZA EDWARDS…The Edwards Owners

I’m looking forward to finding out where THIS photo came from. It’s not a photo album photo, that’s for sure. I know that it came from a book detailing Allegheny, NC but I don’t know which one. I have since been in touch with the historical society of Allegheny, NC, and they were able to confirm the name of the book that some of the information that I have has come from and I am waiting ever so patiently to find out about this specific photo so that I can have a clearer view if possible. I have reason to believe that these owners may possibly be ancestors themselves but I have a long way to go before getting that confirmation.

I can’t begin to tell you how this research that was done before me attributed to the excitement that I am feeling now. I am now even more fueled to seek and find information to be shared with generations to come.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Valerie Lewis-Mosley says:

    Ok my question us answered. Wow…

  2. It’s a blessing to inherit an Ancestors work! Because of the nature of the experience, you’ll always have more images of the slave owners than you do your early Ancestors. A point that still irritates me to no end. Those images either all look the same or carry the same spirit. OR both — oppression. Take your time with your packet! You will be revisiting it again & again as your research moves forward!:)

  3. Denise Muhammad says:

    Wow, How awesome that you received this information on your ancestors! Looking forward to hearing more 🙂

  4. Cecelia Cook Drew says:

    Ohhhh Yes….I’m looking forward to the next saga. Bless your elder for gifting you with this 🙂

  5. LindaRe says:

    Congratulations! May the earlier research bring you hours of enjoyment and answers.

    1. tkellow6411 says:

      Thank you very much, it has already proven to be an amazing experience

  6. True! says:

    Your stated this so Heartfelt. I will look forward to reading more. That was a Good Calling out to the Ancestors and I know more will follow. So glad for you. It landed in the right lap.

  7. Kristin says:

    I have several photos of slave owners. Always a jolt. Looking into their eyes to try and figure it out.

  8. Tracey says:

    *HAPPY DANCE* that packet you received was a GOLD MINE! congratulations! 🙂

  9. robincgreen1 says:

    What a gift!!! Enjoy your journey and please keep us updated.

  10. robincgreen1 says:

    What a gift!! Enjoy your journey.

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