2011-03-16

dee_burris: (Default)
2011-03-16 07:26 pm
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Well, poop

I don't think Solomon Burriss is our missing sire of our William.

I am going through all the pages of the pension file, and found a 2 May 1851 affidavit by William Burriss, given in Stanly County, NC, in support of his mother, Judith's, request for a widows pension.

Our William was living in Hardin Co., TN with his second wife and children in 1850.

I know they traveled, but part of my William's daily life was lack of money.

That's at least 550 miles.

Ah well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Poop.
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-03-16 08:58 pm

Treasure Chest Thursday: Handwork

I have two pieces of "handwork" done by my great-grandmother, Hattie Belle Chapin. (We called her Mema.)

They were framed by my grandmother, Hattie's daughter, Doris Balding.

Hattie instilled a sense of reverence and respect in handwork in all her daughters.

In some way, a woman's handwork was for them a measure of her worth.

This was Mema's favorite type of decorative handwork - crewel embroidery.


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On the paper cover of the back of each frame in her flourishing script, my grandmother wrote:

Done by Hattie Chapin Balding, 1970, in her 83rd year.

I hope to save them for my granddaughters when they reach an age where they can appreciate them.