I have just gotten back to the book after putting the project on hold last fall. I am now working on Millie's line. She is John T.'s 8th child.
I had quite a Senior year at Liberty University. Not only was I in school full time, I also interned around 11 hours per week at a local public library and worked 16 hours per week at Liberty University's library.
During the Fall semester one of my classes was "Introduction to Public History." This class featured a massive class project. Overall, we were supposed to figure out what Liberty University should do with a late colonial era building it had recently purchased from a local history preservation society. My role in the class project was to research the history of the building, the people associated with it, and the contextual town history. The building is from the late colonial era and is known as Mead's Tavern. It was located beside the courthouse at a crossroads developed by the natives long before white men came the area. This tavern may have been frequented by Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. From 1812 to ~1826 it was a girls boarding school! It was then a private residence for most of it's life from that point with periodic usage as a manse and doctor's office. Most of the "Brief History" on this webpage is based on what I wrote. :)
This spring was also especially busy as I prepared to graduate. Amazingly, I finished school with a 3.96 GPA and I had straight "A's" for five straight semesters. I nearly aced my capstone course, I only missed a perfect grade by less than one point.