For those of you who follow our Davis genealogy that covers the extensive Davis "network" of kin that encompassed the western edge of the Virginia frontier, here is our latest Old Ways Virtual Classroom™ topic on open fire cooking in early America. Our ancestors were on the Mayflower and also led the wagon trains across … Continue reading Today’s Old Ways Virtual Classroom™ Topic: From Pilgrim to Pioneer ~ The Art Of Open Fire Cooking
We are beginning an Old Ways Virtual Classroom experience that is free every Friday so people can learn something new that brings them back to the old ways. It is designed to help people reflect on the things of today and think about how these things manifest in days long past. It is our hope … Continue reading Old Ways Virtual Classroom™: Today’s Topic – The Harvest Moon
I will be starting a video series on our youtube channel that goes deeply into the Davis (and their kin through marriage) Melungeon and Native American genealogy over the next several months. I've had so much interest and questions that have followed on from the last Melungeon video we did where we toured Sneedville and … Continue reading Our Latest Video Discussing And Sharing Our Melungeon & Native American History
We toured Sneedville and Melungeon country yesterday to get a better handle of our family's ancestry. We hope you enjoy learning more about Melungeons and seeing where they lived and why they lived the way they did with photographs of Davis clan from Melungeon country and more. https://youtu.be/HtvkiUdckho VLOG On Touring Melungeon Country Researching Our … Continue reading Our VLOG (Video Blog) On Touring Our Melungeon Roots In East TN
Our family is so blessed to have learned the history of our family here in the hills of East Tennessee. This is where we reside now, amidst the whispers of our ancestors - the long hunters, the first pioneers, the Cherokee and the Melungeon people. These are all our people who called these mountains home. … Continue reading The Famed Pre-Revolutionary War “Long Hunters”: Who They Were and Who We Descend From
Our pioneer heritage continues to unfold for us in East Tennessee. As we continue to delve deeply into our deep Tennessee roots, we run our organic farm here in East TN. We have many new babies in the barn and we've created a great video for you to enjoy to experience farm life here with new borns first hand. CLICK TITLE TO SEE VIDEO
This blog is a detailed schedule of our 2020 Davis Family Reunion in East Tennessee. We are gathering family from across the country to join us in experiencing our Davis family's history from the 1600s onward in the land where our ancestors settled.
No one really believes we can get swept off our feet anymore. I mean really, knights don't exist. And no, you can't just drift off into a deep dream and see a wandering wise man, a shaman of sorts, and expect wisdom and transformative lives from such dream swept moments. Indeed, kings and queens, nobility, … Continue reading A Tale Of True Love ~ From King Charlemagne to Ancient Shaman Bloodlines In The Deserts Of Israel
From The Isle of Iona to the shores of Ione rests our ancestors. And, in the midst of this all we keep getting pulled back to Jerusalem. 1020 years of ancient royal blood, in a chapel built in 1180 where the royal bloodline of Scotland rests, so too do our own blood. Also in a place where the blood of Jesus Christ was shed and where he died and was buried, so too is where our ancestor is also buried. Sacred Holy Ground -- From Iona to Ione. Full Circle.
I sit with my husband, now 72, and ask, "what do you remember of your grandfather?" Frank B., a man buried alone in a burial plot in the tiny town of Ione, Washington, without his bride or any children around. My husband answers, "I remember him being sick and in a bedroom. I can't ever … Continue reading The Life Of Frank B. ~ Gone But Forgotten No Longer