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Author of Bartholomew Stovall. A novel about the immigrant who came to America in 1684.

Departure: Exactly 335 Years Later

Bartholomew Stovall was the only child of George and Joan Stovall, from Albury Surrey Parrish, England. He was fatherless as an infant and orphaned at ten years. It is documented that, at the age of eighteen, he was baptized into … Continue reading

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Stovall, Georgia 2019

Early spring in rural Georgia is usually a peaceful presence, unless you are climbing embankments searching for old, unkept graveyards. On April 6, 2019 my sister and I engaged in this exploration searching for the stone with the markings of … Continue reading

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Belmead in Peril

Other than Bartholomew Stovall’s vast lineage, he also left a fair-sized tobacco farm outside of Richmond, Virginia.  He lived there no more than twenty years before passing, but ironically, the original 320-acre parcel can be identified today at a point … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bartholomew Stovall

August 24, 1665, Bartholomew Stovall, my grandfather from nine generations past was born in Albury Surry, England.  When Bartholomew  reached the age of eighteen years, he boarded a the sea going ship, Booth and sailed to the new world of … Continue reading

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Ann Boleyn and the American Culture

         She captured the heart of Henry VIII and hastened Reformation  By the time young America created the Declaration of Independence, the mindset of their population had already formed core beliefs about how a government and the … Continue reading

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How America Was Made

If you trace history back three hundred and thirty-two years from today, then imagine Bartholomew Stovall, an indentured servant in the early American colony of Virginia.  He had reduced his obligations from four years, to only months, and would soon … Continue reading

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Bartholomew Reaches America – November 11, 1684

On his day in history, exactly three hundred and thirty two years ago, The Booth sat moored off the coast of Jamestown, Virginia Colonies.  It had been a four month voyage, but Captain Peter Pagan finally tracked down the terminus of … Continue reading

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