Tag Archive: Fagan

New Book: It’s In the Genes

Taneya | March 2, 2014 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

We are pleased to share the news that Washington County area family history & genealogy researcher Terri Fagan Mitchell has published a new book! “It’s In The Genes: The Cymera Rosella Moore Story” documents the life story of Terri’s grandmother.  You can order the book online, or use this order form.

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It’s always nice to see researchers publish their stories. Many congratulations to Terri on her accomplishment!

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Plymouth Academy – 1900 Commencement

Taneya | May 29, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

A larger number of people never assembled in the Town Hall than was there on Wednesday night to witness the closing exercises of the Plymouth Academy.

A more entertaining program was never arranged or more perfectly rendered than on this occasion. That Prof. HASSELL has done his full duty as a teacher, together with his assistants, was fully demonstrated by the manner in which the students discharged their duties.  This night was devoted to the advanced classes, and a medal offered on oratory, and so equally matched were the contestants that the judges could not agree as a whole, having halted between five of the contestants, Mises Emily FAGAN and Eva CHESSON, and Mess. Richard LUCAS, Cleveland BEASLEY and Louis GAYLORD.  After remaining out some time, the judges returned a decision, two to one, in favor of Louis GAYLORD, and the medal was fittingly presented by Mr. W. Fletcher AUSBON.

Last night the Junior, or Primary department, had its exercises, and was a most pleasing event.  We may say more of this later.

The names of those receiving medals or prizes will appear next week.

Source: Roanoke Beacon, 8 Jun 1900. 

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New Biographies Page added

I’ve added a new section to the site today for Biographies that you can find here or use the drop down menu in the sidebar under Records/Data

So far, I’ve added 4 biographies:

  • William Stanely Davenport
  • William Long Fagan
  • Benjamin Foster Halsey
  • Diamond Matthew Riddick

I hope to add more soon.  If you have biographical information to share about your Washington County ancestors, please do consider contributing to the site.

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