Needed: A New Family for Holcomb Rock

A new chapter for Holcomb Rock:

My children's father, Tom Berkeley, and I saved Holcomb Rock in 1983. We scraped the exterior paint, treated the clapboards with a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine before painting it, fixed the holes in the walls and the floors, added heat, added plumbing.

My children grew up there. Now at least part of the work and much of the work I had hoped to complete needs doing. The house is much too big for either of us, and is silent without the sound of play and visitors.

Our chapter at Holcomb Rock is over, and now we are looking for the next family for a house that has always had families and has out survived all but a few.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

James Addison Meriwether Obituary

I found this on a message board on Ancestry

James Addison "Addie" Meriwether [TMSI #808]
Lynchburg News and Advance (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Date unknown (died April 28, 1918)

Funeral of Dr. Meriwether
The funeral services of Dr. J. A. Meriwether took place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at his residence near Boonsboro, conducted by Rev. Thomas Howell, of New Glasgow.

The pallbearers were C.F. Layne, W.A. Layne, J.T. Hill, W.N. Brodie, Walter Rucker, of Glasgow, and James Webb, of Holcomb Rock.

Elks from this city attended the funeral and paid their last respects to one of their oldest members.

The interment was made in the family burying ground which was on his farm.

Dr. Meriwether’s health had been failing for some time, but for the last few days he had been brighter and seemed better. He retired as usual Saturday night, and when his wife went to wake him up for breakfast she found him dead.

Dr. Meriwether was 63 years old and was known all over Bedford county, where he had a large practice and had been practicing for about 30 years.

He is survived by his wife and the following children: Dr. J. A. Meriwether, Jr., of Philadelphia; Charlie Meriwether, of V.P. I.; [Mary] Walker Meriwether, of Holcomb Rock; Mrs. Henry Coon, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Misses Louise and Emily Meriwether, of Holcomb Rock.

[Note: He was born Aug. 7, 1855; died April 28, 1918.]

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