I am a transplanted "Tar heel". I have never forgotten my Western North Carolina roots, and although I have lived in California for a good portion of my life, I still consider Western North Carolina as "home."
In August of 1981, after my Dad's memorial service, a group of family members went out to eat at a family style restaurant in… Continue
Added by Sallie on March 8, 2010 at 10:30pm —
This photo is of the William J Miller and Sallie Viola Rogers Miller children taken in 1903.
From Left to right Roy standing , Locke seated, Mamie standing and Lois.
I noticed that the boys all seemed to wear dresses in those days, Locke would have been three. The Miller family lived… Continue
Added by Sallie on February 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
Aunt Mamie and Uncle Early's Home..
This photo shows Mamie and Early at their wedding. Continue
Aunt Mamie, was my dad's oldest sister. She married Early Lee Anderson and moved to Clay County. She came from a very Democratic family and Uncle Early was a Republican. This rather astonished my…
Added by Sallie on December 15, 2009 at 10:30am —
The photo is of Rebecca Rogers 03 Jun 1838-18 Sep 1910 along with some of her family members,
My grandmother is not shown in this photo..I think it must have been in the 1800's some time because
I have a photo of Rebecca where she is very chubby and her hair is very white. My grandmother was born in
1870 and I believe that Mary Jane Elizabeth Rogers Hooper was born in 1880..(she would have been the baby)
and Roberta Rogers was born in 1877.… Continue
Added by Sallie on August 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —
There was a series of articles published in the Asheville Citizen in the 70's or maybe the 60's . I was able to look at a couple of these articles when I visited the Hunter Library at WCU in Cullowhee. I found two articles that mentioned my grandfather Will Miller, and even my great grandmother Margaret (Keener) Miller. The staff at the Hunter Library were unbelievably helpful. Wish I could have stayed longer.
I have enclosed copies of the articles, which the… Continue
Added by Sallie on August 4, 2009 at 1:30pm —
The above photo is Sally and her mother Mamie, and young sister Betty.
Two Sally Cousins
Sally and Bennett in about 2003 And… Continue
Added by Sallie on May 22, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I always wondered if this house on Oakwood Street in West Asheville was haunted.This photo was taken in about 1938 or 1939. It seems I can see ghostly figures behind me when I look at this photo. I can even see some looking through the window..My grandfather died in this house, and my grandmother died the year before when the family was living in this house.Grandma Sallie died in 1917 and Grandpa Will died in 1918. They were young and had young… Continue
Added by Sallie on April 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
My great great grandfather William Goldsmith died in a Prison Camp in Chicago. There is a documentary sometimes shown on The History Channel about this camp called 80 Acres of Hell. click here
This is the family history.. The way we ended up in the Mountains of NC is that John Goldsmith, the
husband of Elizabeth Marchbanks, died in May 1825 in Simpsonville,SC (Greenville County).He is buried in the old Goldsmith Family Cemetery… Continue
Added by Sallie on April 11, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I have been thinking about family heroes that I had noticed while doing family tree research. If you come from a very, very, very large pre-revolutionary war family you find so many unsung heroes with legends on their graves that indicate they received medals and awards in our country's wars. When we visit North Carolina I always look in on the family cemeteries.I know that all or most of the Morgans in Buncombe County are descended from two… Continue
Added by Sallie on March 18, 2009 at 11:30am —
Added by Sallie on February 21, 2009 at 2:00am —
I started doing family research on the Morgan Family about 13 years ago. Stephen Morgan was my grandmother Lillian Morgan Hare's great grandfather.
Since I did not live in Western North Carolina, I depended greatly on an ancestry software program. Later, while visiting my cousin Sally Warren, I found that her husband Bennett was a Morgan descendant. She and Bennett drove us out to visit Perminter Morgan's grave site. I… Continue
Added by Sallie on February 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
obituary of Brother Stephen Morgan
copied from Flat Creek Baptist Church Minutes..published by Norma Morgan
original spelling unchanged
who departed this life July 23rd 1896. Born Nov. 1st 1809 age eighty six
years eight months and 22 days professed faith in Christ the ninth year
of his age and joined the church at FLAT CREEK in the 22 year of his age
In the year 1832 and lived a faithful and devoted member of the same
until his death making him a member… Continue
Added by Sallie on February 10, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Some years ago our daughter went to visit an ancestral grave in Campground Cemetery
in the Qualla Boundary, While there she noticed the grave of our grandfathers brother Wesley Vance Miller and his wife Mary. She noticed that Wesley died on September 4th 1921 and Mary died on September 5, 1921.
I discussed this with a cousin who does genealogy and found out there was quite a story.
Wesley and Mary always prayed that one would not… Continue
Added by Sallie on January 27, 2009 at 1:20am —
I have listed my impressions of William J Miller..who I am proud to say was my uncle. Continue
Uncle Bill left his native Asheville when he was almost 18, immediately after his graduation from Lee Edwards High School. He went to live with a brother in Cleveland Ohio, and Louis Selzer gave him a job at the Cleveland Press.
William J. Miller was at one time the Editor of The New York Herald Tribune. He occupied Horace Greeley's old office.…
Added by Sallie on January 26, 2009 at 10:30pm —