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In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
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Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
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Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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terrell garren at Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Courthouse

November 9, 2013 from 2pm to 3:15pm
Lecture and discussion of vital statistics found in the book Measured In Blood: The Role of Henderson County, NC in the American Civil War, by Terrell T. Garren. Book signing to follow.See More
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"Hey from Swain Co. I've left you a message in your messages.  J."
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"Nice to hear from you. What's up in Swain County?"
Jun 30, 2013
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"Civil War Sacrifice Point System- How to use it within a given county? Step 1- Compile a list of all known Civil War soldiers in the county. Include everyone you can find, including those who may have been inaccurately claimed in the past. Look at…"
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"Troy, Thank you for the considerate question. I was expecting to hear from you. Please see my blog post here for a full explanation of your question. Thanks, TG"
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"Hello Jan, Thank you for the kind words. I'm proud to do it. Your Daddy was a true Southerner and a great American. Terrell Garren"
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terrell garren commented on Brittany Marcum's blog post Civil War Commemorative Hike- Dec. 1st
"Swannanoa Valley Museum Hike may solve two Civil War mysteries? For sometime it has been known that a Confederate Civil War soldier known only by the name "Carver," was killed just over the east side of Swannanoa Gap in early…"
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The Mountain Made Store at the Grove Arcade will host a book signing for Terrell Garren's new book Measured In Blood: The Role of Henderson County NC in the American Civil War. Garren will be on hand to answer questions and sign books.See More
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Terrell Garren book lecture & book signing at Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Courthouse

December 15, 2012 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Measured in Blood: The Role of Henderson County, NC in the American Civil War. Is a new book to be released December 15, 2012. There will be a lecture and signing in Hendersonville for the first availability of the book. Nonfiction hardback, 599 pages including index, $36.00, by Terrell T. Garren.See More
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"Measured In Blood is finally finished. I ended up cutting quite a bit but I still ended up with 599 pages. This book proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the Civil War Unionism story promoted in Western North Carolina is a myth. In some cases it…"
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December 15, 2012 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Measured in Blood: The Role of Henderson County, NC in the American Civil War. Is a new book to be released December 15, 2012. There will be a lecture and signing in Hendersonville for the first availability of the book. Nonfiction hardback, 599 pages including index, $36.00, by Terrell T. Garren.See More
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With Malice Toward None at Grand Highlands Clubhouse on Bearwallow Mountain

September 22, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:15pm
A program celbrating Confederate Heritage in Henderson County, NC and the dedication of a military stone for Private Julius B. Whitaker, CSA. BBQ lunch $7.00. Reservations must be made for the lunch but not for the program. Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer to speak. Former Broadway vocalist Joanna Beck to perform. RSVP: terrellgarren@bellsouth.netSee More
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With Malice Toward None at Grand Highlands Clubhouse on Bearwallow Mountain

September 22, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:15pm
A program celbrating Confederate Heritage in Henderson County, NC and the dedication of a military stone for Private Julius B. Whitaker, CSA. BBQ lunch $7.00. Reservations must be made for the lunch but not for the program. Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer to speak. Former Broadway vocalist Joanna Beck to perform. RSVP: terrellgarren@bellsouth.netSee More
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"Henderson County Civil War Book   The role of Henderson County in the Civil War is the subject of my new book to released late this fall. There will be a brief history of every identified soldier from Henderson County included. We will continue…"
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terrell garren commented on terrell garren's blog post Garren's Civil War research
"The infamous date passes: July 1st From time to time I have written or commented on the single worst day in the history of WNC. I've argued for some time that the worst day was The Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia fought during the Civil War.…"
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At 10:40pm on July 1, 2013, Jackie Smith said…

Hey from Swain Co.

I've left you a message in your messages.  J.

At 12:20pm on January 6, 2012, Dan Slagle said…

Fold3 is great stuff!  I'll see if I have anything specific to Henderson County. Please email me. I have some 1890 census stats on CW you might be interested in. dslagle@bellsouth.net

At 10:33am on February 10, 2011, Ken Spencer said…

Thanks for spending so much time answering my note. This all sounds right down my alley as I read all I can about the Cherokee and/or the Civil War. I had no luck finding the blog you mentioned so if you don't mind sending it, my email is destinyranch3@yahoo.com

I will certainly be buying your books that you mentioned.

Thanks again,

Ken

At 8:16pm on February 9, 2011, Ken Spencer said…

I"m used to people talking to me like that. lol. Thanks for your book list. I read somewhere recently, like maybe the Mtn.Xpress, that you had written a book about "Cherokee History" but I must be hallucinating. I'm sorry I can't recall exactly where I read it. Thanks, Ken

At 2:11pm on November 3, 2010, Deborah Hall Daugherty said…
My Hall ancestors, five brothers to be exact, served with Thomas's Legion and Company C, 39th Infantry Regiment. Merryman Hall, James B. Hall, Moses I. Hall and Burton Kimsey Hall were all imprisoned at Fort Delaware prison camp. Merryman died while imprisoned. James and Moses were released eventually and Burton released a little over a year later. I do not know how he survived. Burton is the only one I have a photo of in his confederate uniform. According to records at Fort Delaware, they were captured Feb. 18th, 1864. Their brother John A. Hall died in 1862 while serving in Lenoir, TN of disease.
At 5:21pm on September 21, 2010, Jeremy B. Jones said…
Hi Terrell,

I'm a fellow Henderson-County product, and I'm working on a book about the area, largely centering on Bearwallow Mountain. I'm trying to track down information about Colonel Palmer's trip up the mountain during his part in Stoneman's Raid. I know that you fictionalized his trek in The Secret of War, and I wondered if you had tracked down journals or other records of his time with Bearwallow in researching and writing your novel.

I appreciate any direction you can provide, and I'd love to pick your brain at some point about the area and my project (mostly about land use and identity). I live in Charleston, but I'm up to Hendersonville occasionally visiting family. Feel free to get back at me through this site, or more directly at jeremybjones3@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Jeremy
At 6:39pm on October 22, 2009, Dawn McCall said…
Hi Terrell,
Email me directly at dawnmarie@citcom.net and I'll send you my McCall database in Word format. My 4th great grand uncle was David Garren who married Margaret Whitaker, then I have Theo Jesse Garren who married Maybelle Frisbee and she was a 5th cousin to me. Then, there is "Uncle" Henry Garren who married Lillie Smathers. As to the McCall line, Sarah Ellen Garren, daughter of Silas Garren and Jane Case married James Gaston McCall, son of Robert McCall and Rachel Glazener. I have transcribed a copy of Silas' will and can send you a copy if you do not already have it... it is in my database as well. Actually, Samuel McCall is both mine and my husband's 5th grandfather... with Kenneth descending directly through the McCall line and my line being through the Glazener's. Anyway... email me and I will be glad to send you what I have.
At 3:19pm on October 22, 2009, Dawn McCall said…
Terrell,
My apologies for not getting back to you before now. I married into the McCall family in Transylvania County, which as I'm sure you know is kin to the Garren family. I grew up in Etowah, but in the last few years I have focused on my Buncombe/Madison county lineages and have published a book on the family and descendants of Captain Edmund Sams of Buncombe County which I am currently revising.
It may be of interest to you that where I grew up in Etowah, on Brickyard Road was property originally owned by Henry Judson Garren. My great grandmother's second husband, Sylvanus Smathers bought the property from Henry and when Vanus died, it was left to her (Wrinda Boyd Merrell Smathers). From grandma Wrinda it went to my grandmother, Jessie Merrell Jiles. My half-uncle ended up with it (a long and not so nice story) and though it was supposed to go to my son, my half-uncles wife ended up with it and sold it to the Etowah Lion's Club. I still have the deed from "Uncle" Henry to Vanus.
Anyway... now that I have written a mini-novel (seems to be a habit with us writers (smile), I will go... but if I have any info that I can share with you, will be glad to do so.
At 2:40pm on October 13, 2009, Sallie said…
Linda L Ross
Terrell I think you have me mixed up with Linda L Ross who is indeed a member of the Garren family. She left a post for you..and some phone numbers too..
At 6:41pm on October 8, 2009, Sallie said…
Hello Terrell Garren

I know you are a Civil War Historian and I wondered if you had ever seen this poem. It was about how Stonewall outflanked the Angels and got into Heaven before them..
It had this line..."The Angels waiting on the other side blew for him tlll their trumpets burst but he slipped so fast around their flanks that he got into Heaven first.." Have you ever seen this poem? I have searched the internet for it..Just wondering..Sallie
 
 
 

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