family ties · genealogy · Moore family · Virginia Genealogy

Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

In my rambles today on a search for my maternal grandmother’s Moore family I ran across the following video of a reenacted, modest Virginia tobacco farm as life had been prior to the Revolutionary War, circa 1771. The video seems to have no audio but you may appreciate the view which includes the necessity to shoo the chickens out of the cabin.

Well, the cluckers do sometimes get underfoot, if memory serves, for in my childhood my parents kept chickens and guinea hens until the mid-1950s (near Athens, GA) and they and their eggs do seem to be in style again!

And though it’s doubtful that Claude Moore or his crew are ancestors of mine you may wish to check out life on a colonial Virginia farm anyway:


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