Henry Collis and Zipporah Chandler Rice – Sodom Laurel, NC (433) – This was a great story about two people who were born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Zipporah was known for her folk songs and there is a lot of great history about the tradition in this article. I really enjoyed writing this article.
Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego Pierson (240) – I couldn’t resist this one — triplets with such Biblical names, and such a fascinating story of how Shadrack and Meschack were patriots and Abedneo was a Loyalist, as was their father Charles. Fascinating story.
Lawson Cemetery – Hickman County, Tennessee (221) – Another article I really enjoyed writing. I ran across this cemetery and what caught my eye was the primitive art displayed on the gravestones of Thomas and Elizabeth Lawson, hand-carved by their crippled son, Shadrach. This is a “cousins cemetery” — everyone is somehow related, even though their name wasn’t Lawson.
The Immigrant Miners of Dawson, New Mexico (117) – This was one of the first Tombstone Tuesday articles I wrote when I started the blog in October of 2013. The sadness associated with this story was overwhelming to write about, especially finding some of those who perished had literally just gotten off an immigration ship.
If you read these stories earlier this year, please share them with your friends and family. Next week I’ll highlight some of my favorites that didn’t get a lot of attention, but I feel are worthy of a “second chance.”
Everyone have a great day — someday it will be history!