Genealogy Adventures

Martha Ann Fowler Hill: Smashing genealogy walls with the correct maiden name

Martha Fowler Hill is an important linchpin in my black Wythe Sheffey family story in the…

Family mystery: African American Wards of Wythe County, VA. (republished with an update)

Post updated 15 December 2013 update follows at the bottom of this post This is a…

Getting closer to the ancestors: Marriage Certificates

There are times when serendipity serves up a little something that’s extra special. An old marriage…

Mystery#1: Getting to grips with James Mitchell Zachariah Sheffey [Mitchell Sheffey]

James Mitchell Zachariah Sheffey, Dicey Brock, Jersey (or Judy) Clark, Emily Cook, Martha Ann Hill and…

James Zachariah Mitchell Sheffey [Mitchell Sheffey] family tree

Wythe County, Virginia You can view this full screen by clicking the full screen options (the…