Hi, Georgia! Thank you for posting this. I am a descendant of the John Bradley who died in 1778. I have been trying for years to learn more about him. Would it be possible for me to get in touch with Austin Sherman or anyone else that you may know who has researched him? Thanks!
New information from Dennis Yancey of the Nanney Clan who maintains the Nanney Family Archives page at:http://yanceyfamilygenealogy.org/nanney_archives.htm
The Nanney Clan Reunion is held the 3rd Sunday in August of each year. Round Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Hudlow Road, Union Mills, NC 28167.
I have a McDowell County fictional short story, “Strong Enough,” in Malice Domestic’s convention anthology: MYSTERY MOST HISTORICAL. It is available on Amazon.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2016 includes my speculative short story “The Mountain Top,” about an elderly couple living in a log cabin in the foothills of North Carolina. Retirement is not for the timid especially if the economy collapses and your neighbors are hungry and mean. Originally published in 2015 in FISH OR CUT BAIT anthology. Both available on Amazon.
Released December 2015: Short story anthology Mystery Times 2015 with “Wheels of Fortune,” my short story about a nursing home cosmos. Available on Amazon.
My historical mystery is now offered in print and ebook! Look for the anthology History and Mystery Oh My! And the story “Dead Man Hanging.” A survivor of the Little Big Horn solves a hotel murder during the historic North Carolina flood of 1916.
My story “Remember Me?” tells of a frightening turn of events at a high school reunion. It is published by Mozark Press with the other stories in That Mysterious Woman. Now Available at Amazon.
Check out short stories at Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. I have one about wolf-dogs in the 2014 Jul/Aug issue, “Pickin’ Banjo,” and my critique mate Paula Benson has a SF story, “Apple Lure.”
The main character in “Dear Courtney” is trapped in a marriage that is less than perfect. The short story is included in the anthology Mystery TImes Ten 2013 on sale on Amazon and at Buddhapuss Ink.
My short spooky tale “The Blue Ridge Wreath” is included in anthology #8 at the Stupefying Stories website. http://stupefyingstoriesshowcase.com
Check out: McDowell County NCGenweb site
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The first Nanney reunion was in 1908 at the North Carolina home place on Nanneytown Road in Rutherford County. There was much conjecture about the Nanneys who came to Virginia from Nannau, their ancestral home in Wales. Speculation continued to … Continue reading
A total of seventeen wooden ships arrived at Boston in 1630. This was the Great Migration of the middle class seeking a better future in a new country with freedom “to worship and raise their families without government harassment.” That sounds … Continue reading
At the Nanney North Carolina reunion in August of this year, I was honored to make the acquaintance of one of my neighbor Wade Nanney’s many cousins who allowed me to peruse her vast collection of family memorabilia. It has … Continue reading
In addition to the Nanneys and the Blankenships, another segment of Wade’s family came to Nanneytown in 1790’s. Leaving Germany, Nicholas Kuhn (KHN is Hebrew name for priest) landed at the port in Charleston and made his way up to … Continue reading
Wade Nanney has decided one of his “most treasured possessions is a muzzle-loading 58 caliber military rifle that was made at the Windsor, Vermont, arsenal in 1849. It has a powder horn and a large leather pouch with it. The … Continue reading
Wade Nanney wrote about “the most noteworthy of my recent ancestors. He exemplified an ancient tradition of duty, leadership, and service. Amous Nanney, born August 8, 1827, was a grandson of Shadrack Nanney. And also the grandson of Perminter Morgan the … Continue reading
From last post, I continue Wade Nanney’s story about Ole Man Adair coming home from California in the 1850’s. He travelled from San Francisco around the tip of South America to make port in Charleston. And he wore an overcoat the … Continue reading
Before the well-documented gold strike in California in 1849, North Carolina was the gold mining capital of the country. Along with nearby Vein Mountain and Dysartsville, the area around Brackett Town was the center. (See Brackett Town Saga Part #3) My … Continue reading
On the first Monday of October, the people in our valley meet at a tiny community building in the woods to host a dinner for the fifteen or twenty folks who re-enact the journey taken by the Overmountain Men of 1780. These Appalachian pioneers had … Continue reading