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Are You My Cousin?: Clarkton Schoolhouse

Are You My Cousin?

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Clarkton Schoolhouse

I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother about her early childhood in Clarkton, VA.  Her grandfather William Haley and her great grandfather Branch W. Holt  both served as overseers on the Clarkton Plantation in the northern part of Halifax County.  Clarkton still stands today.  You can read more about it here.

I found this photograph of the Clarkton schoolhouse among my grandmother's pictures.  Many of the Haley cousins of my grandmother's generation attended school here.

Cousins, does this bring back any memories or family stories?

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Blogger Jim S said...

It looks like one of those small one-room school houses from the front. Do you have any idea the date the photo was taken?

Happy Blogiversary by the way...

Regards, Jim
Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

April 4, 2012 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm not sure the exact date of this photo, but I think it was likely taken around 1920.

April 4, 2012 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Happy Blogiversary 2009 - 2012! Keep it going!

April 4, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Bill West said...

Happy Blogiversary!

April 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM  

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