Tag Archives: Lassiter Family of Lassiter Mill

How DNA helped reunite family members

Almost a year ago I was contacted by a woman, Jennifer Jackson,  who noted in AncestryDNA that she was a match for someone whose account I was administering, Aveus Lassiter Edmondson, my second cousin 3x removed. In looking at all … Continue reading

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YouTube Presentation in Asheboro, NC

This video is from my presentation in Asheboro on 18 February 2017

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A Civil Rights Story: Vella Lassiter (Excerpted from: From Hill Town to Strieby)

  In Honor of International Women’s Day, I am posting this chapter on Vella Lassiter as published in From Hill Town to Strieby (Backintyme Publishing, 2016, available in paperback and kindle from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hill-Town-Strieby-Missionary-Association/dp/0939479095). Vella Lassiter was one example of both … Continue reading

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Book Daily featured book of the day

From Hill Town to Strieby was a featured book of the day in the Emerging Authors category. The page includes a selection from the book.  Follow the link to see the whole posting. http://www.bookdaily.com/book/5562405

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From the Randolph County Bastardy Bonds, 1786-1918

From the Bastardy Bonds, Randolph County, NC: Vidales, C. L, Cates, L. & Winslow Donahue, P. (2012). Bastardy Bond Abstracts and Related Records, 1786-1918. Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society. Bastardy Bonds were the state’s way of insuring that babies born out of wedlock … Continue reading

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Historical Book Award from North Carolina Society of Historians

On Saturday, 5 November 2016, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, I was awarded an Historical Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians, at their Diamond Jubilee Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at the Stone Center. Along … Continue reading

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Sojourner K Rolle — a Lassiter Descendant

I don’t consider myself technologically challenged, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. So I hadn’t bothered to move to Messenger no matter how many times Facebook said I should. Its promises of free texting weren’t an incentive because I … Continue reading

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Seeking the Dunson/Dunston connection

Last Saturday, 15 Oct, I hosted a genealogy table at the 8th annual American Indian Festival at Patuxent River Park, in Upper Marlboro, MD. I have had a table every year but one, the year my daughter had emergency gall … Continue reading

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ASALH Author’s Book Signing, Thurs., 6 Oct, 7:30 pm

Come out this Thursday evening, 6 Oct., to the free event, Author’s Book Signing, at 7:30 pm at the The Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. There will be over 50 authors signing their books at this event, part of … Continue reading

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Serendipity leads to more connections

Last weekend I was supposed to be in Randolph County for a book signing, but due to issues at home I was unable to arrange that.  I called the Randolph Room at the library to explain the delay. During the … Continue reading

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