The Story of William Gould I: An Excerpt from “Stanford professor finds inspiration, fortitude from the diaries of his great-grandfather, who escaped slavery”

SUBMITTED BY:  Baylor Hicks; article written by Melissa De Witte; excerpt edited by Cheri Todd Molter A Note from Baylor Hicks: Bill Gould (William Gould IV) was one of my professors at Stanford Law School. I knew that his great-grandfather was a contraband in the...

William Haney [Brooks]

SUBMITTED BY:  Wayne Haynie (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) William Haney [Brooks] and my 3rd-Great-Grandfather, Charles Haney, were brothers. Their father was James Haney (1794 – 1866). William was born in McDowell County, North Carolina, in 1844. I’ve...

The Story Behind the Stone

AUTHOR:  Paul Peeples (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) The U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum at Fayetteville, North Carolina, has many monuments and memorial paver stones on its grounds. Each one has a story behind it, and one is of a hometown hero named...

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