Sallie B. Leonard was found on a road near “English’s field.” This field was beside the English Mill Dam in Bristol. The mill sits on Beaver Creek, and has also … Read More
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 Brown Mountain Lights in North Carolina have fascinated visitors for over a century. It’s even been the inspiration for an episode of the X-Files, entitled Field Trip.
Lawrence Nutting was a U. S.
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.
Abijah Alley, of Eighteenth Century Scott County, is one of the most difficult individuals to locate information on. Alley left a fantastic legacy that was still discussed in the late Nineteenth Century, even in the pages of the New York Times.
1. The Writer, Volume 6.
Aside from the ridiculous racism and bigotry exhibited in her non-fiction works, there are many issues with Dromgoole’s material on both Melungeons and the mountain people. Most of the Melungeon articles come from the same original body of work.
Dromgoole didn’t start writing until after her mother died in 1884. Her first book was The Sunny Side of the Cumberland, which was published in 1886.
No series on Melungeons is complete without discussion on the individuals who kept history aware of them. This article covers a woman who is perhaps the strangest, most exploitative, and inconsistent writer on the matter: