Thursday, July 27, 2017

Captain David McFall’s teaching Days


The front page of the Staunton Spectator and Vindicator published a piece called “Recollections of Bygone Days – An Interesting Bit of History – Old Days in Augusta – Many Familiar Names and Places, Etc.” Friday, July 31, 1903. The author, only identified as E. L. H., recalled David McFall’s teaching days in Augusta County, Virginia.


3rd Great Grandfather’s student reminisced:

            “A few years later in 1840, I was again a school boy near the valley turnpike, the school-house at this time was an old dwelling house converted into a school room on the farm formerly owned by the late Daniel Sheffey, and stood nearly opposite the present residence of Mr. Samuel Parkins. The teacher was the late Capt. David McFall, father of Hamilton McFall, of Mt. Solon.   A better teacher was not in those days, and cannot be surpassed in these.”

In 1840 David McFall was a single man about 21 years old. To know more about Great Grandfather, see my last post David McFall Born and Reared in Augusta, Virginia.

To read “Recollections of Bygone Days – An Interesting Bit of History – Old Days in Augusta – Many Familiar Names and Places, Etc.” in its entirety on the Library of Congress web site, click here.


Source: Chronicling America, Staunton Spectator and Vindicator (Staunton, Va.)
July 31, 1903, Image 1

My Ancestry
3rd Great Grandfather David McFall and wife Catherine Todd
2nd Great Grandfather James Addison McFall and wife Radie Maria Harman
Great Grandmother Flora Belle McFall and husband Daniel Franklin Joseph
Grandfather James McFall Joseph and wife Lucy Leora Clemmer
My Father
Myself



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