Hi family – my name is Leigh, and I am a descendant of the families of the Piney Woods/Dardens/Free Union community of North Carolina. I plan to use this site to collect and disseminate genealogical and biographical information about the people who populated this community. The primary surnames (that I’m aware of) are Boston, Brooks, Keyes, James, Peele, Pierce, and Smith, but input about anyone in that community is welcome. For now, at least, I will be the site administrator, but I am hoping everyone will contribute information.
I am hoping to gather pictures and written descriptions of the people and places of this community and to publish them here so that any descendant of these people can see and read about their relatives and ancestors. Each person would have their own page, and individuals would be grouped by their last names.
If you have stories, photographs, or biographical details that you would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure out the easiest ways to get your contributions posted. In the meanwhile, I will continue to add whatever background information I can find about the community.
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