Category: Family Stories

“Big Sandy” Wallen

Note from Jeff: I was told by dad that the reason that they called him "Big Sandy" was that he always talked about getting land along the Big Sandy River, thinking that it was good land. Well, he finally went there and returned disappointed. He claimed...
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William Roberts Sr. & Cornelius Roberts-brothers?

Originally posted at 13 Aug 2010 Col. James Robert’s Tories were active on the NW side of the Blue Ridge in the Ashe Co., NC area according to Col. Richard Allen’s pension claims. By family associations it has been suggested that Cornelius Roberts (Neal Roberts) is the son or...
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