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I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.

I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Saturday, December 17, 2011

For Posterity's Sake... ancestors

David Crockett Whitt had enlisted on March 22, 1862, in the Virginia Volunteer Infantry.  Shortly thereafter he had cut his foot and was sent home for a time, but was then labelled as a deserter due to his absence.  He returned and continued to serve until captured and sent to Point Lookout, MD, as a prisoner of war.  David Crockett Whitt arrived in prisoner of war camp Point Lookout, MD, April 14, 1865.  Private Whitt took the Oath of Allegiance to The United States on June 22, 1865, and was released to go home to Tazewell, Russell, County area Virginia.

**David Crockett Whitt was light complected, had brown hair, gray eyes and was 5feet 11 1/2 inches tall. David Crockett Whitt was born in Kentucky on Dec. 13, 1836, and died in Russell County, VA. Nov. 28, 1909

** taken from the genealogical notes supplied by my cousin, Colonel Charles Dahnmon Whitt, with whom I'm indebted and thankful for the copies of these above documents, as well. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Family history, random musings, and the Mothman

A lot has been happening as of late, therefore I seem to have less and less time to actually post anything here, and spend more time on Facebook and the like. I've recently been adding to my tattoo collection, hehe.  Also, I've been very focused on creating more leather bags for sale, mainly a lot of personal designs, but also a lot of designs for reenactors and costume based bags with a historical design.

I came across this site recently that I found quite interesting:
Shawnee Chief Cornstalk Grave and Historical Marker

I'm glad to have stumbled upon it, since he was my GGGGG-Grandfather (father of Rachel, who married my GGGG-Grandfather Hezekiah Whitt).  He has quite a history and even the "Mothman" legend is associated with his curse upon Point Pleasant, West Virginia, although I'd likely believe that he uttered a curse upon those who betrayed and killed him, but not necessarily the reasons for the "Mothman".

This year will mark the third Christmas since my dad has passed away, also, adding to that also another years since my grandmother's passing.  Each year gets a little more distant, I guess, but not really easier.  I still find myself dreaming about them a lot, and think about them pretty much daily.  We've been wedding planning for the past few months, though, and that helps to brighten most everything, as I see that there is a future where the past has since slipped away.  We have our own house and a wonderful life together, free and clear of any overhead and worries as far as that may be concerned.  So, in general, all is well, I suppose.

I've become even more active as of late with some of the historical groups, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans and other upkeep groups involving history and my heritage.  My cousin has recently come out with a second edition of his book about my Confederate veteran GG-Grandfather David Crockett Whitt, and it is a great book!  It has stories that I remember hearing about when I was growing up.  He also has several other books, based upon our relatives and other such things of interest.  Be sure to check them out via the family website at http://www.dahnmonwhittfamily.com You can also find his books on Amazon, but the best way is to get a signed copy directly from the website I just listed.

My Great-Great Grandfather David Crockett Whitt, 29th Virginia Infantry, Company "H", Confederate Soldier. 1836-1909

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The REINS Act... what need

Obama, the Un-Constitutional "lawmaker" needs to be put in check, as it is clearly stated in our Constitution, with checks and balances. Gee, I remember learning about that in school, but it seems that they no longer exist with free-wheeling regulations and laws being imposed unchecked. 
Funny how those of us who WANT the Constitution followed nowadays are the ones who are being accused of not liking that very document. Those who support the idea that the president's or liberals "good intentions" are what will make us "safe/secure/fill in the blank" have put aside the Constitution altogether, and have traded it for the idea that the government should be a strict parent, and that they have our best intentions in mind. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to business practices, healthcare, regulations unconstitutionally imposed, and all other forms of heavy-handedness for "the better good". Let it be according to our Constitutional laws and our founding principles, or not at all!