The Stonemans

The Stonemans

Author by : Ivan M. Tribe
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : The Stonemans is an eye-opening slice of Americana---a trip through nearly twenty years of country music history following a single family from their native Blue Ridge Mountains to the slums of Washington, D.C., and the glitter of Nashville. As early as 1924 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman realized the potential of what is now known as country music, and he tried to carve a career from it. Successful as a recording artist from 1925 through 1929, Stoneman foundered during the Great Depression. He, his wife, and their nine children went to Washington in 1932, struggling through a decade of hardship and working to revive the musical career Pop still believed in. The Stoneman Family won the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year Award in 1967. After Pop's death a year later, some of the children scattered to pursue their own careers. Ivan Tribe relies on extensive interviews with the Stonemans and their friends in this chronicle of a family whose members have clung to their musical heritage through good times and bad.


Mountains On The Market

Mountains On The Market

Author by : Randal L. Hall
Language : en
Publisher by : University Press of Kentucky
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Description : Manufacturing in the Northeast and the Midwest pushed the United States to the forefront of industrialized nations during the early nineteenth century; the South, however, lacked the large cities and broad consumer demand that catalyzed changes in other parts of the country. Nonetheless, in contrast to older stereotypes, southerners did not shun industrial development when profits were possible. Even in the Appalachian South, where the rugged terrain presented particular challenges, southern entrepreneurs formed companies as early as 1760 to take advantage of the region's natural resources. In Mountains on the Market: Industry, the Environment, and the South, Randal L. Hall charts the economic progress of the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia, which became home to a wide variety of industries. By the start of the Civil War, railroads had made their way into the area, and the mining and processing of lead, copper, and iron had long been underway. Covering 250 years of industrialization, environmental exploitation, and the effects of globalization, Mountains on the Market situates the New River Valley squarely in the mainstream of American capitalism.


Geography And Genealogy

Geography And Genealogy

Author by : Jeanne Kay Guelke
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Genealogy has become a widely popular pursuit, as millions of people now research their family history, trace their forebears, attend family reunions and travel to ancestral home sites. Geographers have much to contribute to the serious study of the family history phenomenon. Land records, maps and even GIS are increasingly used by genealogical investigators. As a cultural practice, it encompasses peoples' emotional attachments to ancestral places and is widely manifest on the ground as personal heritage travel. Family history research also has significant potential to challenge accepted geographical views of migration, ethnicity, socio-economic class and place-based identities. This volume is possibly the first ever book to address the geographical and scholarly aspects of this increasingly popular social phenomenon. It highlights tools and information sources used by geographers and their application to family history research. Furthermore, it examines family history as a socio-cultural practice, including the activities of tourism, archival research and DNA testing.


A Literate South

A Literate South

Author by : Beth Barton Schweiger
Language : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : A provocative examination of literacy in the American South before emancipation, countering the long-standing stereotype of the South’s oral tradition Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy in the American South in the decades just prior to the Civil War by showing that rural people had access to a remarkable variety of things to read. Drawing on the writings of four young women who lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Schweiger shows how free and enslaved people learned to read, and that they wrote and spoke poems, songs, stories, and religious doctrines that were circulated by speech and in print. The assumption that slavery and reading are incompatible—which has its origins in the eighteenth century—has obscured the rich literate tradition at the heart of Southern and American culture.


Carroll County Virginia

Carroll County Virginia

Author by : Owen Bowman
Language : en
Publisher by : Howard Smith
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A Few Of The Descendants Of Charles Mayberry Mabry Of Grayson Carroll Co Va 176 1840

A Few Of The Descendants Of Charles Mayberry Mabry Of Grayson Carroll Co Va 176 1840

Author by : Ora Belle Mayberry McColman
Language : en
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Description : Charles Mayberry/Mabry (176?-1840) emigrated from England with two brothers and his father Isaac to Virginia. He settled in Carroll Co., VA and married (1) Elizabeth Helton about 1785-86. Their first child Amelia, was born about 1787. They were the parents of nine children: Amelia (Reynolds), Joshua, John, Isaac, Nancy (Sutphin). Samuel (b.1802) married Tabitha Branscome, Elizabeth (Montgomery), Joseph J. and Susannah (Montgomery). He married (2) Sarah. Several generations of descendants are given.


A Family History Of Williams Eaton Mcbroom Whiteley And Related Lines

A Family History Of Williams Eaton Mcbroom Whiteley And Related Lines

Author by : Elmer Derl Williams
Language : en
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Description : William Williams immigrated to Virginia and settled in Grayson County. He was the father of three children, one of whom was Thomas (b. ca. 1732-1790). He was the father of six children. One of his descendants was John Williams (1866-1927) who married Mittie Eaton and they eventually moved form Tennessee to Oklahoma. They were the parents of 12 children. Descendants married into the McBroom and Whiteley families. Descendants live in Oklahoma, Texas and other parts of the United States.