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another reason I do

The 1870 census states that my great, great, great grandfather, Isacc Nash, was a farmer and married with four children in Virginia.

The 1880 census states that he died in the Nottoway County jail “a lunatic and idiot” at the age of 40.

Fast forward 2014, his great, great grand daughter (my mother) wept when she read those words.  Of course she didn’t know him.  We don’t even have photos.  “A lunatic and idiot”… is pretty harsh.  What happened in those 10 years?

And history isn’t important?  And black history isn’t important?  And you want to know why if I’m not reading, I’m writing?

another reason why I do what I do.


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