Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AN ANCESTRAL HOME

          I am linking with Rubbish For Roan on Tuesday and Good Fences on Thursday.

               This house in North Alabama was built by slaves before the Civil War.

                                It belonged to my husband's 2nd Great-Grandfather.

                    What a wonderful day when we discovered this treasure of his past.


                                                                                                                              

33 comments:

  1. What a neat discovery and it looks like an interesting place with lots of history-is that the two of you I wonder?

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  2. how awesome to hold a piece of history.

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  3. And it was a stagecoach stop! I love the Copeland House...wish I knew if it was still there. Great post, Mom!

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  4. Good to link up with history like that!! I wish someone was looking after the building, though...

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  5. oh wow, that is so neat! is it still standing?

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  6. The roof needs a little work! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Great to fine some of the past.

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  8. That looks like an old tin roof. Very nice!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. My grandfather was Primitive Baptist in a small town in Georgia. I remember attending his funeral in his church, which looked very much like the building I posted today. Here is a link to a picture and history of my grandfather's church: http://hrcga.org/smyrna-primitive-baptist-brantley/

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  9. Wonderful that it was found and you were able to visit there.

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  10. How neat to find something from a loved ones past.
    My daughter's comment on the tearing down of the old barn:
    "The old barn is dangerous! It's been cabled up one to many times! It was an old chicken barn. Lots of chicken poop in there. I'd love to save it, but it's too much of a risk with baby calves and horses we have in the adjoining pasture."
    so that's the why of it. They live on a huge ranch with other barns that will stay.
    MB

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  11. What a wonderful discovery. If walls could talk, I bet you'd have some great stories.

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  12. Now that's a piece of history! I imagine exploring it will be fun.

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  13. I'd love to explore it to see how it was built. :)

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  14. Do you know if it is still standing? I wish I had a photo of my Grandfather's house.
    Can't you just imagine the rain falling on the roof? :)

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  15. What a wonderful part of the past to be able to visit. What stories those walls could tell. I love history and enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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  16. I'm guessing there'a great story after that lovely old photograph?

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  17. It just occurred to me when I saw what you commented on Ramona's Home Place about the rose-covered fence, that I bet you had to leave Grandmother's rose back at the house. You'll have to tell the new owners whenever you get them, about its history. Sad it had to be left behind but at least we all know where it is.

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  18. i love it and knowing the history of it. here i have to drive and hour plus to find barbwire fence

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  19. That is awesome! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  20. Hi Latane,we are neighbors! Nice find, if only that house could talk! I really like your blog header picture.

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  21. How neat to find something that was your husband's 2nd great grandfather's! We are hoping to find where my great great great great grandfather homesteaded one of these days!

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  22. What a great photo, it is neat seeing the old place and a piece of your family history.. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening!

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  23. what a special place and wonderful find.

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  24. What a treasure to find, and how impressive that it is still standing!

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my Good Fences #33.

    Lindy

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  25. Thank you for sharing this special and personal part of your life. I loved seeing the old building and family.

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  26. That is exciting! We traveled to the Ohio River last year to find the home of one of my ancestors. http://webcroft.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-oldest-house-in-chesapeake-ohio.html

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  27. That truly is a treasure! So neat.

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