Posted 12/18/2012 07:18 (#2759275 - in reply to #2758222) Subject: Re: Anything historical ever happen on your farm?
From what we have learned, it looks like the Turner family, riverboat people established this farm in the 1800's. I was told the dirt from the cellars of this house was hauled a mile to build the Turner Cemetery on top of a ridge on the other side of tiny Martinsville Road near the railroad tracks. The brick was baked from clay pits on this farm, I found the brick pit as it is called. The reason some of the brick didn't last was it wasn't fired enough, I thought it was because there was not enough of the right kind of clay to make the bricks. This 1880 house has a lot of replaced brick in it but 90% original or so.
Another old gent told me a man lost his mind in the Great Depression, probably lost everything he had and burned the big livestock barn on this farm, the Hollingsworth farm and the Ertel Farm, all within site of this ridge.
I have seen arrowhead collections like the one showed above by several people that came from this farm. It looks like a good place to hunt and fish and raise corn. There are Indian mounds close by. The Shawnee Nation Storyteller Neeake married LuAnn and I June 22, 2001. He had her bring soil from her homeland and had me bring water from mine and mingled them together in a crucible to form a mud he said no spirit could separate. It is his people's tradition and it was a great agricultural demonstration to our family and friends of our marriage.
The home farm in Sardinia was the Bare Plantation and dad showed me where they hid the valuables from Morgan's Raiders that came through in the Civil War.
We don't have the older history east of here like my friends in NC, Va and Pa and Md but the Native American was farming this place before the 1800's.