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Sparrowhawk and Sarah Persinger lived in the Rich Patch area of Virginia during the early 1800s. He taught his children the Cherokee language and traditions that were recorded by his great granddaughter Mary Margaret Persinger so that future generations would know the history of their family.

Sparrowhawk and Sarah Persinger lived in the Rich Patch area of Virginia during…

Appalachia has a long history of sugar making. The Cherokees threw hot rocks into hollowed-out logs that were filled with sap. The early colonial settlers, too, quickly learned to make the sweet stuff: even though census enumerators were inconsistent in reporting maple sugar production, the 1790 output is reported for 26 Appalachian counties of southwest Virginia, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee.

Appalachia has a long history of sugar making. The Cherokees threw hot rocks into hollowed-out logs that were filled with sap. The early colonial settlers, too, quickly learned to make the sweet stuff:

Light Horse Harry Lee Family | Elfinspell: Lee of Virginia, Part I, by Henry Tyrrell, from The Pall ...

Light Horse Harry Lee Family | Elfinspell: Lee of Virginia, Part I, by Henry Tyrrell, from The Pall ...

Hollow Horn Bear, a Brulé man, 1907 - Rare Photographs Revealing What the Life of Native Americans Was Like 100 Years Ago

Edward Sheriff Curtis : Hollow Horn Bear An expansive photo record of Native American life in the early

Genealogy of British Isles via DNA testing. Interesting article.

Genealogy of British Isles via DNA testing. Interesting article.

One of the oldest and best FREE online sources for various records related to genealogy research. I've been part of this project in the past and still contribute records. All of the content has been submitted by volunteers. Be sure to check out the Project Archives for additional records that may not be on the county pages.

US Gen Web . One of the oldest and best FREE online sources for various records related to genealogy research. Be sure to check out the Project Archives for additional records that may not be on the county pages.

11 Incredible Almost Unbelievable Facts About West Virginia

11 Incredible Almost Unbelievable Facts About West Virginia

Irish Genealogy Websites via paid webinar--I'm considering it

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