Category Archives: from East to West

What’s in a name? Wordplay about ‘Ione,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Eliot’

If most my Cartwright relatives are like Cousin Michael, I suspect that you haven’t ever given the name “Ione” a lot of thought. I understand that it is a Greek name meaning “violet flower.” Presumably at some point in the … Continue reading

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Praying with and for the Ancestors

During the season of Lent (which started this year on February 18), I have been trying to be intentional about offer thanks for my ancestors. I know that some members of my family (as well as non-family readers of this … Continue reading

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On being a Latter-Day Borderlander: Michael’s sojourns here and there

I read David Hackett Fischer’s description of the regional culture of the Borderlanders (“Greater Appalachia”) with interest as well as the awareness that the storyline is just a bit forced at times. Even so, I cannot help but think that … Continue reading

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The Culture of the Borderlanders — from Virginia to Arkansas

Although I would be the first to say that I don’t know much about real estate, I know enough to have a healthy sense of respect for the three word rule: “location, location, location.” Location doesn’t always matter in the … Continue reading

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The Four Great Migrations: 1629-1750

Although immigration has played a huge role in the history of the United States of America, immigration continues to be very controversial, and this is due in part to the fact that the origins and development of American social life … Continue reading

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Where they settled — the William “Bill” Starr (Stares) Family at Square Rock

In my response to the question of the week for February 15, I indicated that in her July 2000 response to my brother Paul, Ms. Carolyn Hanna also provided information for another branch of the family. She reported that — … Continue reading

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Where They Settled — The Hezekiah Starr (Stares) Family at Abbott

Carolyn Hanna also provided the following information in response to Paul Cartwright’s request: “The Hezekiah Stares parcel. . . is located in the Abbott community just a 1/2 miles or so north of the turnoff to the Lucas community.” She … Continue reading

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