Unfortunately, most of her story has been lost over the years.According to one common legend, Lucia lost her eyes while being tortured by a Diocletian for her Christian beliefs. The ancient Norse used the Yule log in their celebration of the return of the sun at winter solstice.The estate also includes the 1725 Benjamin Harris Grist Mill, which ground corn for both the Union and Confederate armies. President Tyler brought his bride, Julia Gardiner Tyler, of Gardiner's Island, New York, to Sherwood Forest. Downing contain 89 varieties of trees, one of America's oldest gingko trees and poet's laurel planted by Thomas Jefferson. To this day, the eleventh generation continues to own, operate, and work this grand southern plantation.She brought magnificent furnishings and objects of art to the house, which remain there today, and she added a ballroom, which made it the longest frame house in America-301 feet. Shirley Plantation is Virginia’s first plantation (1613) and one of the first economic engines of the new world.Discover the origins of Christmas traditions from around the world, like the Yule log, caroling and how Christmas is celebrated “Down Under.” Most people in Scandinavian countries honor St. For the day, she is called “Lussi” or “Lussibruden (Lucy bride).” The family then eats breakfast in a room lighted with candles. Lucia Day was done by torchlight, and people brightly illuminated their homes.At night, men, women, and children would carry torches in a parade.Her feast day is celebrated near the shortest day of the year, when the sun’s light again begins to strengthen.Lucia lived in Syracuse during the fourth century when persecution of Christians was common.
Dating circa 1849, this is a National & State regulated landmark. S., Edgewood's third floor was used during the Civil War as a lookout post for Confederate generals when they were camped at nearby Berkeley Plantation. It has remained the home of generations of Tylers and is currently the home to President Tyler's grandson, Harrison Ruffin Tyler, and his family. We tell the story of the Hill-Carter family, eye witnesses to eleven generations of American history.
Taps was composed here (1862) at the Civil War headquarters of General Mc Clellan.
Enjoy the 1726 mansion, an architectural gem with exceptional antiques.
A cedar-lined lane brings you onto the 1760 Eyre Hall estate.
The Eyre family actually dates to 1623 on the Eastern Shore, however, as Thomas Eyre arrived to Jamestown in 1622. You can’t get much more out of the way than Tangier Island, a lost-in-time island in the Chesapeake Bay that takes up only 1.236 square miles and is only accessible by ferry or your own watercraft.
Researching: Gerth family (DNA Haplogroup I (M170): Friedrich Gerth of Baden, Germany: born 1843 died 1900 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Friedrich's wife, Wilhelmina Hammacher was also from Baden, Germany.
Five routes offer unique points along the way, like the New Point Comfort Lighthouse which is only accessible by water.
The trails range in distance from 10.7 to 22.1 miles. The gardens of Eyre Hall in Cheriton are among the oldest in the nation, dating to 1800, but simply getting to them will take your breath away.
Friedrich's father was Bernard Gerth b 1814 in Baden Baden. Roman milestones, extensive coin finds and pots indicate an early Roman settlement around Buehl).
Bernard's wife was Caecilia (unknown last name.) Bernard's father was Joseph Gerth born ca. (Buehl is 15 kilometers west of Baden Baden) Joseph was married two times: first to Maria Anna Schandelwein on August 20, 1806 and secondly to Genovesa Gartertum on November 24, 1813. Phelps family: Zachariah Phelps born in Fleming County, Kentucky in 1845.