Virginia Genealogies; A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, H
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...he closed his first year's operations in farming away from home, at Bellefonte, the birth place of his father, with discouraging results, on account of the incapacity of the farm to remunerate both his married brother, Dr. Lewis L. Holladay--who lived on it--and himself in partnership, he communicated the fact, and his wish to study law, to his mother--his father being at that time in the Virginia State Convention, engrossed with its proceedings. It was his mother who, with a ready appreciation of the situation, and of her son's capacity, advised him to 'get his books and go to work at once.' He did so, with results in due time that were as gratifying to his parents as they were creditable to their son. "Forethought and dispatch of business gained time for the social intercourse with her family, neighbours and friends, which she enjoyed and promoted so materially, by her agreeable conversation and cheerful disposition. She possessed musical taste, and when a young woman sang with more than ordinary expression and effect, affording more pleasure to none of her auditors than to her husband, who also had a good ear for music. When past fifty years old she made a public profession of the religious belief which she had imbibed and evinced during her preceding life, and became a member of the Baptist Church, together with her daughter Frances, then sixteen years old; a step in which they were followed during succeeding years by three other daughters. "The ascendency of a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the affections quickened by it, was manifested in Mrs. H. by appropriate fruit--in personal duties and influence--borne in reverential obedience and love to her Divine Master, in love and kindness to those with whom she was...
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