Colvin Security Cam

Fredericksburg and Wilderness Telephone Company

The Hick's Family Cemetery in Spotsylvania near Shady Grove Church contains a number of the Hicks as well as collateral relatives. I took photos of the cemetery and wrote this piece of software to display the various headstones or views from within the cemetery. Ideally, this lets you see it pretty much like it would be if you were there...

Hick's Cemetery

I have a lot of very diverse stuff in the Photo Album. See "Kith" for instance for a lot of photos of kith and kin.

Photo Album (Yet Another PHP Photo Album)

Spotsylvania Memories

Patrick Sullivan has written a fantastic series of blogs about various of the Ancient Ancestors in the Spotsylvania area. He began with the Row family, but has expanded to many of the collateral families kin by blood or marriage as well. His blogs now include biographical sketches of people throughout the state of Virginia and beyond. His detailed and interesting blogs at Spotslyvania Memory provide tremendous insight and information about numerous relatives and other local figures of interest. His well researched and thoughtfully written blogs provide day to day history about the ancestors as they lived it. This table is a companion guide that cross references his research about a given ancestor with the profile of the individual over on the GENI genealogy site. Ideally, you can read the story about the person and see all the relatives as well. This provides extremely useful commentary that makes real the people, places and dates that typically go along with genealogy. If you are a relative, or even if you are just interested in local history, you can share in the experience of reliving some of these fascinating stories.



Geni Profiles Mentioned

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jonathan Taylor Mann

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Finleys

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Alsops and the Graubes

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shady Grove

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Drama of Being Peter Powell

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Brief Story of Ellen

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dr. Row in the Limelight

Friday, March 29, 2013

"A Splendid Woman"

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Saw Mills of George W.E. Row h

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Family Museum

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Hardware Salesman and the Widow

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Used Cow Salesman

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Fredericksburg & Wilderness Telephone Company

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The School House on the Corner

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Erasing History

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Hirelings of the best government in the world"

Friday, December 7, 2012

Walnut Grove

Friday, November 16, 2012

One Daughter, Two Names, One Grave

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The McCoull House

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Political Satire, circa 1872

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mary Houston

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Last Days of George W.E. Row

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Recipies from old Spotsylvania

Sunday, October 7, 2012

You Can't Go Home Again

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Letter from Maria Dobyns

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Furnace, the Rheumatism and the Yankees

Sunday, September 16, 2012

John Edgar Willson

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Maria Newton Marshall

Monday, September 10, 2012


Friday, September 7, 2012

Matthew Willson

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Faces from the Past

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yankee Hospitality

Monday, August 13, 2012

First Virginian for the Confederacy

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"This heart is still true to thee"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Rows of Caroline County-Part 2

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Rows of Caroline County-Part 1

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

James Roach

James Roach

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

June 21, 1863

Martha Row Williams

Monday, April 30, 2012

Colonel Elhanon Row

Elhannon Row

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Prayer Book of Rachel Keeling Row

Rachel Row (Keeling)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Chancellors, Part 3

Melzi Chancellor, Jr

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Chancellors, Part 2

Vespasian Chancellor

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Chancellors, Part 2

George Edwards Chancellor

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Chancellors, Part 2

Thomas Frazer Chancellor

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Chancellors, Part 1

Melzi Sanford Chancellor

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Willis & Crismond

Horace Frazer Crismond

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Granville Swift

Granville Swift

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I was a Union woman to the backbone

Lucy Hudson Colvin

Saturday, February 4, 2012

William George Houston

William George Houston

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Enigmatic Mr. Scott

Robert Scott

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sarah Jane Daniel, Part 2

Sarah Jane Daniel

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sarah Jane Daniel, Part 1

Sarah Jane Daniel

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Strange Tale of JPH Crismond

Joseph Patrick Henry Crismond

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Incident at Ellwood

Warner David Kent

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Kales of Fredericksburg

Catherine Estes Kale

Monday, October 24, 2011

George W.E. Row and the Freedmen

George Washington Estes Row

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Witness to History

James T Williams

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Justice for Margaret

James T Williams

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Memorandum Book

George Washington Estes Row

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Slavery, War and Nancy Row

Nancy Row

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Slavery and Absalom Row

Absalom Row

Monday, September 5, 2011

Greenfield and the Peculiar Institution

Richard Estes

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thomas Row

Thomas Row

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finley Houston

Finley Willson Houston

Thursday, August 18, 2011

George Houston

George Washington Houston

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I will do no act hostile to the union of the states

Warner David Kent

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fannie Kent Row

Fannie Kent Row

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You don't know how much we miss you

Mary White Robinson

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I am straight in my dealings as any man

Horace Row

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mabel Row Wakeman

Mabel Row Wakeman

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Abbie Rowe-White House Photographer

Absalom Alpheus Row, II

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It would be my heart's delight to do it

Absalom Alpheus Row

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Berkley Estes

Berkley Estes

Sunday, July 17, 2011

John Sanders Row

John Sanders Row

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Elhanon Winchester Row

Elhanon Winchester Row

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lizzie Row's Last Chapter

Mary Elizabeth Houston Row

Sunday, July 10, 2011

June 1899

Annette Louise Houston

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The sad change in our little home

Mary Elizabeth Houston Row

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On that beautiful shore

Mary Elizabeth Houston Row

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On that beautiful shore

George Washington Estes Row

Monday, June 27, 2011

I can heartily commend our daughter to you

Mary Elizabeth Houston Row

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I thought your little heart would break

Mary Elizabeth Houston Row

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

George Washington Estes Row, Part 4

George Washington Estes Row

Sunday, June 19, 2011

George Washington Estes Row, Part 3

George Washington Estes Row

Thursday, June 16, 2011

George Washington Estes Row, Part 2

George Washington Estes Row

Thursday, June 16, 2011

George Washington Estes Row, Part 1

George Washington Estes Row

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Benjamin Cason Rawlings

Benjamin Cason Rawlings

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Zachary Herndon Rawlings

Zachary Herndon Rawlings

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Case of Murder in Old Spotsylvania

Absalom Row

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Case of Murder in Old Spotsylvania

Melzi Sanford Chancellor

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bettie Row Rawlings

Bettie Row Rawlings

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nannie Row, Part 2

Nannie Row

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nannie Row, Part 1

Nannie Row

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sarah Row

Sarah Row

Thursday, May 26, 2011

James T. Williams

James Thompkins Williams

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Martha Row Williams

Martha Row Williams

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nancy Estes Row

Nancy Estes Row

Friday, May 20, 2011

Absalom Row

Absalom Row