Gale Hill: The Story of an Old Virginia Home Jasper Burns

ISBN: 9781493784998

Published: November 15th 2013

Paperback

346 pages


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Gale Hill: The Story of an Old Virginia Home  by  Jasper Burns

Gale Hill: The Story of an Old Virginia Home by Jasper Burns
November 15th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 346 pages | ISBN: 9781493784998 | 4.74 Mb

...I am going to that sweetest of all places, Gale Hill. Patsy Morris Davis, 1845 Gale Hill was an estate in old Virginia, granted to John Minor of Topping Castle by King George II in 1735. It was the home of many members of the prominent Carr,More...I am going to that sweetest of all places, Gale Hill. Patsy Morris Davis, 1845 Gale Hill was an estate in old Virginia, granted to John Minor of Topping Castle by King George II in 1735. It was the home of many members of the prominent Carr, Jefferson, Terrell, Minor, and Caskie families, as well as generations of African-Americans, both slave and free.

When it burned to the ground in 1930, it was mourned by many of its descendants. Fortunately for us, several of them, both black and white, wrote down recollections of the old place that are rich in history, humor, and descriptive detail. Gale Hills history embraces Colonial, Revolutionary, Antebellum, Victorian, Edwardian, and early 20th century life on a plantation in the Old South. Its residents were colorful, eloquent, attractive people and they left an important - and entertaining - historical record.

This book presents an illustrated historical narrative followed by a wide variety of memoirs, letters, diary entries, and other documents relating to Gale Hill, its families, and its neighbors. It is illustrated with over 120 photographs and drawings. About the Author: Jasper Burns is the author and illustrator of over 30 fiction and nonfiction books. Topics include history, fossils, numismatics, and spirituality. He currently lives in Waynesboro, Va.



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