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Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire

Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire is an Appalachian novel. The author, William Roy Pipes, author of Darby, Hanging Dog, the sequel to Darby, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, puts his love and knowledge of the Appalachian Mountains and the people live there into an intriguing romantic murder mystery involving a three year old boy, the only witness to the murders of his family, murdered by a gang out of Mexico. This gang was searching for distant cousin suspected of stealing a large…See More
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Personal Meaning-Making:  The Poetry of Patrick Bahls  Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., 250-4750West Asheville resident Dr. Patrick Bahls, Associate Professor of Math and Honors Program Director at UNC Asheville, and his colleague, Dr. Rick Chess, Professor of Language and Literature and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, present an evening of poetry. Dr. Bahls began writing poetry some years ago as “a means of reflection and…See More
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Bobby Norfolk Throws First Pitch for Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversityat Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch 2014from press release June 28 eventBobby Norfolk, three-time Emmy Award-winner is the lead storyteller for the fifth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch--Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Diversity, June 28 in the Rhino Courtyard of Pack Place.  The stories begin at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, and are free to the public.  Entrances to the Rhino Courtyard are from Biltmore Avenue under…See More
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MONTREAT COLLEGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LUNCHEON at Montreat College, Gaither Fellowship Hall, Montreat, NC

June 21, 2014 from 12pm to 2:30pm
Pamela Duncan, author of Moon Women, Plant Life, and The Big Beautiful, will be the speaker at the Montreat College Friends of the Library Annual Luncheon on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Gaither Fellowship Hall.See More
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Increased life expectancy brings with it increased opportunities, problems, and responsibilities. Both the aged and the pre-aged will find much to ponder at the Black Mountain Authors Guild’s reading at the Monte Vista this Thursday at 6 pm. Four local writers will share their thinking on the subject: Danielle Laverty will read her essay on aging that won the Black Mt. Public Library contest, Nancy Werking Poling will read from her current and published fiction, and James and Cannan Hyde will…See More
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Asheville Wordfest May 2-4, 2014

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Fiddler of the Mountains by Eva Nell Mull Wike

Fiddler and His FamilyFiddler of the Mountains: Attuned to the Life and Times of Johnny Mull by Eva Nell Mull Wike (Donning Company hardcover, Nov. 2013, 96 pages, $25)See other new WNC books Wike, author of the…See More
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Four Novels Are Now Available

I now have four Novels in print. A fifth Novel, True Love, is finished, but to date not yet published. The four available on-line are: Darby, my bestselling Appalachian novel; Hanging Dog, An Appalachian Community, is a sequel to Darby, Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Your House is on Fire, an Appalachian novel beginning in 1940; and a novelette, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a murder mystery full of intrigue, danger, and espionage. All four novels are available on Amazon.com and wherever books are…See More
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"Mr. Bradley, My name is Gary Carden and I am doing research on the Cowee Tunnel disaster in which 19 chain gang convicts drowned in 1882. I see where you have published a list of names for the convicts that were participating in the Swannanoa Tunnel…"
Feb 15, 2013
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Swannanoa Tunnel depended on convict labor
"William G. Hagan- in charge of stockade, William F. Neal- Steward, Joseph B. Moore- overseer.  The next 11 are guards: James Conley, Albert Hicks, Thomas Burnett, James G. Stroud, John C. Finley, William Gilbert, Thomas Gilbert, John Elliotte,…"
Mar 15, 2012
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Swannanoa Tunnel depended on convict labor
"They are listed but some are quite difficult to read.  I was looking for a Thomas Turner who I thought might have been from McDowell County.  One of the guards had that same name.  I have a keen interest in WNC history - whatever it…"
Mar 12, 2012
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Painters
"In the summer of 1956, when I was ten years old, my family moved into a new house my dad had built in Dark Corner where we had property.  The place is in southwest Rutherford County.  The closest neighbor was  a mile away and there…"
Mar 12, 2012
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Swannanoa Tunnel depended on convict labor
"Another interesting point!     The prisoners ranged in age from 14 to 66."
Mar 12, 2012
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion The Swannanoa Tunnel depended on convict labor
"The 1880 US Census for McDowell County NC - pages 25-29 Old Fort Township- lists those who were " at work on the Western North Carolina RR and from the Penitentiary at Raleigh NC".  It lists (if I've read the census taker writing…"
Mar 12, 2012
Chivous Omar Bradley is attending Joe Epley's event

Rutherford County Historical Society at Old Tryon Geneaology Society Library, Doggett Road, Forest City

November 1, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
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Oct 23, 2011
Chivous Omar Bradley commented on terrell garren's blog post Garren's Civil War research
"Mr. Garren, James Dickerson Bradley was born February 2, 1840.  His age fits the James D. Bradley who enlisted in Co. A of the 60th NC Infantry Regiment CSA.  I didn't have that in my notes but it makes sense.  Someone in the…"
Oct 23, 2011
Chivous Omar Bradley commented on terrell garren's blog post Garren's Civil War research
"J. Willis Bradley and Elias Alexander Bradley-first cousins from Buncombe County- were members of Co. K, 4th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, Union Army. "
Oct 1, 2011
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Spirit of Lamar Stringfield attends Asheville Symphony
"As a youth in the 1950's, I remember having an annual performance in our school by the North Carolina Symphony. The Lamar Stringfield Music Club of Rutherfordton was responsible for this, if I remember correctly. There had been an active music…"
Jul 24, 2010
Chivous Omar Bradley left a comment for Linda Hoisington
"There is no family connection between my ancestors and the Justice, Adair, or Nanney families that I am aware of. My interest in the Justice family was in regard to a biographical sketch of Rev. C. B. Justice in a little church history I wrote. He…"
Jul 24, 2010
Linda Hoisington left a comment for Chivous Omar Bradley
"Hi Mr. Bradley, I have come across your name before in some of my genealogy research, it was in some information regarding the Justice family of Rutherford County. I am wondering if perhaps we are related somehow? My gggrandmother was Sarah Wallace…"
Jul 24, 2010
Chivous Omar Bradley replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Place-names salute us in a revised gazetteer
"The origin of the name for Uree Post Office is indeed a puzzler. Since first reading the article, I've tried to find an answer. Clarence Griffin, on page 613 of his 1937 "History of Old Tryon and Rutherford County, simply states:…"
Jul 5, 2010
Sallie left a comment for Chivous Omar Bradley
"Thank you for your gracious comment on my WNC comments..Are you related to the famous WW2 General? I think my Dad said our Miller, Keener? relatives were related to Gen Omar Bradley, but I did not check out his information. Interesting about…"
May 30, 2010
Chivous Omar Bradley left a comment for Summer Campbell-Kelsch
"My great great grandfather, Alexander Bradley, married Elizabeth Goldsmith. Elizabeth was a sister to William A. Goldsmith and John Turner Goldsmith."
May 29, 2010

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At 1:28pm on February 15, 2013, Gary Carden said…

Mr. Bradley,

My name is Gary Carden and I am doing research on the Cowee Tunnel disaster in which 19 chain gang convicts drowned in 1882.

I see where you have published a list of names for the convicts that were participating in the Swannanoa Tunnel project.  Is it  possible to obtain a list of the convicts who were engaged in the Cowee Tunnel construction?

At 10:10am on July 24, 2010, Linda Hoisington said…
Hi Mr. Bradley,
I have come across your name before in some of my genealogy research, it was in some information regarding the Justice family of Rutherford County. I am wondering if
perhaps we are related somehow? My gggrandmother was Sarah Wallace Justice on
my maternal side. My grandmother was Velma Cordelia Adair, her mother's name was Nannney. I would love to hear from you if you have any family information.
Thank you in advance, Linda Hoisington - Grosse Pointe, Michigan
At 4:10pm on May 30, 2010, Sallie said…
Thank you for your gracious comment on my WNC comments..Are you related to the famous WW2 General? I think my Dad said our Miller, Keener? relatives were related to Gen Omar Bradley, but I did not check out his information.
Interesting about Jonathan Bradley possibly being a victim of the Shelton Laurel Massacre.
My Dad's first cousin Roger Messer was married to a Cole lady. I noticed That Nelson Morgan Bradley was married to Adinah Freeman, and I think she was the daughter of Sallie Buckner,and Robinson Freeman and I noticed that Adinah lived at Nimrod Buckner's home during one of the censuses along with my Great Grandmother Nancy Goldmith. (Then Fisher) They actually have Adinah listed as Adinah Fisher but I do not think she was Nancy's child..
 
 
 

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