From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 96: Le Blond’s passion seems to have been the summer with its green trees, and only on two occasions in the series is the scene laid in the winter-time. On this occasion we see a young and, presumably, inexperienced woman, standing at the door of a …
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 100: ‘How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!’ On the left are the ivy-clad ruins of an old abbey, and in the path by the side of the stream is a gipsy, telling, at this romantic hour, a lady’s fortune by her hand, to which …
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 94: On the right we see the business premises of ‘Mr. J. Armstrong, Smith and Farrier,’ at whose door is a man holding two horses, which no doubt require shoeing, if they can receive attention this day. Next to Mr. Armstrong’s is the ‘Swan Inn,’ in …
Learning To Ride, LeBlond Oval Print
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 100: 115. Learning to Ride. Le Blond, No. 104. Grandpa, leaning on his stick, is standing at his cottage gate, situate in a delightful country lane, watching his little grandson learning to ride. The youngster is mounted, bare back, on a fiery steed–a goat. His sister …
Grandfather's Pipe, LeBlond Oval Print
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis, page 98: Six children and a dog are in the kitchen, but grandpa and all other evidence of control are absent. One boy, seated on a stool in the centre, is sampling a cigar; another, on the table on the right, is trying grandpa’s ‘church-warden’ pipe; and …
Crossing the Brook LeBlond oval
From The LeBlond Book by C.T. Courtney Lewis: 103. Crossing the Brook, Le Blond, No. 87. After a painting by Gainsborough. An old man has already crossed the flood–as old men must; the young people await their turn, and a woman is crossing now. The brook is a beautiful one, and the voyagers seem in …
The First Residents of Jamestown
In 2015 I visited Jamestown, Virginia, and was particularly interested in the first inhabitants of the town. I found this list while I was there. At the time I was looking into Samuel Jordan, who is not on this list and turns out to be a later resident of the town, and who also turns …
0051 - Main Boating Landing, Pymatuning
My husband’s great-grandfather, Frank L. Fay, was a Pennsylvania state senator from 1926 to 1934. In 1929 he was instrumental in pushing through legislation to fund the creation of the Pymatuning dam. The Pymatuning Dam is located on the Shenango River in near the Crawford-Mercer County line in western Pennsylvania, about 17 miles from the …
Here I share some of the terms I’ve learned about throughout my years of research. Adz, adze Sharp-edged wood-cutting tool with an arching blade set at right angles to the handle and curving inward. Logs and beams were shaped with the adze. Auger A tool for boring holes in wood, having a long pointed shank …
Couches Creek Topographic Map
My ancestor, Edward Jordan, secured a grant for 654 acres of land along Couches Creek in the newly formed Lunenburg County, Virginia, in 1748. In 1720, Thomas Couch, Sr., received a land grant in Brunswick County (now Lunenburg County, formed in 1746) along what is known today as Couches Creek. Couches Creek Zip code: 23952 …
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