The Chosen Ones In each family we hear the call to find our ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live once again, To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, But instead, breathing life into […]
About Kinfolk Detective
K I Knight
As a professional Genealogist and researcher the author believes, "If you CAN prove it, it's Genealogy, if you CAN'T, it's Mythology!" A statement that is frequently made among those who search the records of history looking for that all important clue. But, when a story appeared through the ashes of history that she couldn't shake she made the choice to write a Novel, the story, was too important.
Holding true to her background as a genealogist she based all the characters, scenes and locations on the historically documented evidence she discovered on her seven year journey.
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The meaning behind the old sayings…… Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house always had the privilege of the nice clean water, then the sons and other men. Next the women and finally the children, with the babies last. By then the water was so dirty you […]
Three hundred ninety-five years (395) ago today “twenty and odd” Africans arrive at Old Pointe Comfort, in Hampton, Virginia. They are the first Africans to arrive in what will become English-North America. The “twenty and odd” Africans were captives, sold as slaves, during the Portuguese invasion of the Kingdom of Ndongo, in Angola Africa. Sold […]
Recently, I came into the possession of a very old and beautiful family album. It is in very good condition for its age. The photos seem to range from 1900 to 1910. The family names noted are Coffin, Hauk, Norman and Paul. Also, there is a letter written by Ellen Coffin of the Parker Coffin […]
Union Baptist Church, the first church in the old area of Irwin County, Georgia was established October 21, 1825. The original members were William A. Knight and Sarah, his wife; Jonathan Knight and Elizabeth, his wife; Joshua Lee and Martha, his wife; James Patten and Elizabeth, his wife; Mary Knight, and Josiah Sirmans. The first […]
continued…..Unveiling the First Africans in English America Next, we must explore the men who owned and captained the three intersecting ships on that fateful day. The San Juan Bautista was captained by the Don Manuel Mendez de Acuna. Known to be of the powerful Acuna family to which Don Diego Sarmiento de Acuna, the Count […]
In order to unveil who they were, we must take a new unbiased look into their arrival. After studying those involved and the activities surrounding the event, a truer picture evolves. I begin with the three ships that collide in the Bay of Campeche. San Juan Bautista/Sao Joao Bautista/St. John Baptist- When the Bautista arrived […]
On this day, April 18, 1644 More than 500 settlers are killed in the second major Powhatan uprising. This event touched off a two-year war between Native Americans and the colonists up and down the James River, ending in the capture and execution of the Powhatan Chief Opechancanough.
This Bungalow style home was built in 1919 by Gus Hall, General Manager of South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association.