Collins in the British Isles is attested as early as the 1000’s in Hodnet, Shropshire as Collung of Steel. Shropshire was in the western part of the Kingdom of Mercia … Read More
The home might’ve been a famous haunted house at one time, but it’s prominence has been forgotten. The historic structure burned down some time ago.
This mysterious grave in St. Paul’s Cemetery has stirred more questions, more suspicion, and more romantic notions than perhaps any other location in Alexandria, Virginia.
The ruins of a magnificent stone house once stood high atop a bluff in the North Carolina pine forests, alongside the Cape Fear River. The decaying castle had two ghosts, that of an older English gentleman, the other was a beautiful young lady.
This historic practice goes by many names: Bier’s Test, Bier-Right, Trial by Touch, Ordeal of Blood, Blood-test, Covenanting by Blood, and many others that have been lost to time.
The Melungeons emerged into common knowledge as a group of isolationists in Northeastern Tennessee. Their primary home was in Hancock County, in a place called Newman’s Ridge.
Smith was not the only one to suffer after he left Virginia. Jamestown became a veritable ghost town.
The body of a baby boy was found in Accomack County, in March of 1679. It was buried in a blue blanket.
The Powers Family of Southwest Virginia The Powers Family POWER or POWERS PIONEER IRISH in NEW ENGLAND from: Pioneer Irish in New England, p.