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Jay Hubbard
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How the Hubbard and Bryant families of Cumberland County, NC are related.
My branch of the Hubbard family arrived in North Carolina a few years prior to the Civil War.  My grandfather's great-grandfather, John Horace Hubbard, was a Yankee mariner who immigrated to North Carolina from Maine in the early 1850s.  Harry, as he was kn...

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My earliest memories.
The earliest really distinct memories I have go back to about 1969, or maybe late 1968.  I would have been two and a half to three years old.  My parents lived in a house on Romara Drive, then a few miles outside Winston-Salem off of Jonestown Road.  The ho...

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Ancestry of Vernon Eugene Coltrane
My mother's people, on her father's side, were the Coltranes of Randolph County, North Carolina.   William Coltrane, born sometime around 1743 in eastern North Carolina, was probably among the earliest European settlers in what was then considered the weste...

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Why genealogy?
This work is the result, so far, of a lifetime of amateur, and often sloppy - on my part - genealogy research.  My interest in the subject of my family's history began, like it did for many other Americans of a certain age, with the broadcast of Alex Haley'...

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Len and Sallie, the Bryant family that wasn't.
Thurman J Hubbard III w/ Jennie Beazley, 1966 My great-grandmother,  Jennie Beazley , my dad's maternal grandma, always maintained that her father had donated the land upon which Magnolia Baptist Church stands, however, the authors of, " A Guide to Historic...

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How the Hubbards came to North Carolina
I grew up hearing whispered tales about how, "the first Hubbard in North Carolina was a sailor, forced to jump ship after killing a black man in a card game."  There may be a few kernels of truth buried somewhere in that myth, but so far the facts tell a ve...

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New Work - Unnamed Figure
Approximately 20" x 36" acrylic on textured wallpaper.

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Hello.
It's been a while hasn't it? It felt like eternity from where I've been, but I have finally begun the painting again.  The intended studio space in the garage didn't work out, and would require thousands of dollars in improvements to become a truly function...

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I told you so.
I haven't posted here in months.  Grief, mourning, mental illness, over medication, despair, despondency.  I could point to any or all of the above as excuses for my absence.  I've been depressed - mildly - for most of my life.  I also have severe trust iss...
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