Posts Tagged ‘Lawrence family’

Georgia Backroads: “We Are One People” [Out Now!]

Georgia Backroads: "We Are One People" [Out Now!]

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my latest article in the current (Autumn 2013) issue of Georgia Backroads. “We Are One People” is an exploration of my ancestral ties to slavery, focusing specifically on the Armuchee Valley and Dirt Town Valley regions. My original photography, as well as antique images I curated, […]


All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

I originally drafted this post for use on Valentine’s Day. But I’ve had my head buried in so many projects this year (beyond Jordan’s Journey) that the writing and research simply didn’t get done in time. Rather than wait until next year I thought I would go ahead and finish this off and post it […]


Sisters & Cousins: The Scoggins and Bagwell Family Connections

Sisters & Cousins: The Scoggins and Bagwell Family Connections

Earlier this year you might have seen one of several articles on the Jordan’s Journey book that appeared in northwest Georgia newspapers. If you haven’t read them, be sure to check out the press section of this site, which will link you to each of them. It was hard work talking to the press! It’s […]


Finns Point National Cemetery

Finns Point National Cemetery

Though the vast majority of my family–even going generations back–are rooted in Georgia and other parts of the south, there are some interesting burial locations in other parts of the country. I’ve yet to discover any direct family connections to New York, where I call home. But there are a couple of interesting family burials […]