Posts Tagged ‘Holcomb family’

The Language of Genealogy

The Language of Genealogy

Learning about family history teaches you a lot about history in general. The obvious areas are things like the Civil War and even World War II. When you connect your family to the collective stories of history, suddenly those grand narratives seem a bit more personal. As a New Yorker I can’t help but wonder […]


Childhood Melon Memories: Happy National Watermelon Day

Childhood Melon Memories: Happy National Watermelon Day

Fresh fruits and vegetables were a part of every day life growing up on the farm. The best meals were always those prepared straight from the garden. While my parents were not farmers by trade–they were school teachers–they always had a garden of some sort. My grandparents, however, farmed on a larger scale. One of […]


Caney Fork [video]

Caney Fork [video]

Today I’m happy to share with you a new Jordan’s Journey video. This video is pretty different from the others I’ve shown here so far. The short film tells the story of my trip to Arkansas in September 2011, searching out the story of my 3rd great grandfather Francis Marion Holcomb (abt 1832-1864). This video […]