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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…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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