Susanna Clark: married 1792

William B. Jones and Susanna were the parents of two children: James B. Jones and Zachariah Jones. They lived in Bracey and are one of the Great Creek Jones families. I’ve seen several old published materials with Susanna’s surname listed as Clack and that she was the daughter of Moses Clack. I know that cannotContinue reading “Susanna Clark: married 1792”

Alvy Dortch left Mecklenburg for economic reasons

Alvin (Alvy) Dortch endured many tragedies and hardships. He was one of five children. His mother Sarah Poythress died when he was only age 9. His father and two other siblings died by the time he was age 14. He also suffered from severe depression. I assume Alvin’s older sister Martha was like a motherContinue reading “Alvy Dortch left Mecklenburg for economic reasons”

Mary Walker & Pearl Reams interview

I had a wonderful time visiting with Mary and her sister Pearl. Mary told me, “Well I’m happy to meet you and talk to you. But I’m not really sure why you want to talk to me. I never married, never had any children, so you’ll probably think my life was rather boring.” I assuredContinue reading “Mary Walker & Pearl Reams interview”

Clarksville High School 1944 Junior Class

This picture with the labelled legend sheet was submitted by Frank Overbey. These 2 pictures are also now available, under the Clarksville area pictures. The names in this picture are indexed. Here’s the text in the picture transcribed: Front row: left to right: Harold Moore, A L Tillotson, Harold Stone, Doris Williamson, Edwin Overbey, NellContinue reading “Clarksville High School 1944 Junior Class”

Charlie Lee Clark-WWII veteran

Charlie Lee Clark was the son of George Clark and Blanche Woodard. Charlie was born in Richford, New York, but was raised in Halifax County, Virginia. Charlie married Rosa Drewery Dortch, who was known by her friends and family as Drew Dortch. (Her brother, Robert Leonard Dortch was the previous veteran spotlight on this website.)Continue reading “Charlie Lee Clark-WWII veteran”

Robert Leonard Dortch-WWII veteran

Robert Leonard Dortch was in the Army during WWII. I’m told he went more by his middle name of Leonard. His registration card says he was 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 165 pounds, blue eyes, black hair and dark complexion. After the war, Leonard lived in Norfolk for awhile. While married to Virginia Johnson, heContinue reading “Robert Leonard Dortch-WWII veteran”