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August 11, 2022 / Joanne Yeck

Slate River Ramblings Hiatus

Rambling through Buckingham County, 2004.

Photo by Joanne Yeck.

The time has come to take a hiatus from regular, weekly posts at Slate River Ramblings.

When I began the blog in December, 2012, I had no idea how far and wide I would ramble through Buckingham County’s fascinating history.

Some of you have been with me from the beginning and I deeply appreciate your loyal readership. Some of you are relative newcomers and I hope you will continue to explore the archives, reading about your favorite people and places in Buckingham County.

Please continue to follow Slate River Ramblings. The blog will remain active for the foreseeable future. Feel free to comment on old posts. You might connect with a fellow Buckingham County researcher and exchange valuable information. I will continue to respond to comments and you can always reach me privately through the contact box.

Importantly, don’t be surprised, if from time to time you receive an email from Slate River Ramblings containing a new nugget of Buckingham County gold. When a particularly interesting tidbit of Buckingham’s history crosses my desk, I will share it.  Occasionally, I’ll also post news about my ongoing research and publications.

Over the years, Slate River Ramblings evolved far beyond a collection of facts and stories about Buckingham County, Virginia. It became a virtual community. Exchanging ideas, history, and family stories with many of you has been a privilege and a pleasure. Once again, thank you all for rambling with me.


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  1. debra boyer / Sep 7 2022 12:15 am

    Thanks immensely for all the great content you’ve posted here for us & for our future reading pleasure….you’ve done a wonderful job Joanne! I too am a big fan of your books.

    • Joanne Yeck / Sep 7 2022 6:41 am

      Thank you, Debra!


  2. Colin Randolph Skidmore / Aug 20 2022 8:39 pm

    Joanne, you deserve a hearty round of applause for shining light on such varied and fascinating aspects of Buckingham County’s history so diligently, and for so many years. I will certainly miss your weekly posts, but I look forward to all occasional ones that might appear in the coming months.

    Many thanks to you for everything, and best of luck to you in all your future endeavors, whatever they may be!

    Colin Randolph Skidmore

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 21 2022 6:51 am

      Thanks, Colin. It’s always good to hear from you!


  3. Nancy Baldwin / Aug 15 2022 12:11 pm


    Thank you for your devotion to all of us. You have done an amazing job!

    Nancy Baldwin


    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 16 2022 7:08 am

      Thanks, Nancy. I appreciate your support!


  4. Alice Owens / Aug 15 2022 8:02 am

    Hi “Cuz Jo” I can’t remember how long I have been receiving and reading and loving your “Ramblings”!!  I will miss them.  I can’t remember finding any actual “connections” but the names you have “rambled” were often clues for hunting my family…I have Robertson/Robinson/Roberson, etc/Winfree  Thank you so much for all the interesting info you have shared and keep on doing what you do. Alice OwensLake Monticello – Fluvanna County.

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 15 2022 9:37 am

      Thank you, Alice!

  5. L Campbell / Aug 11 2022 6:12 pm

    Dang! I feel like I just got here. It was all the map stuff I post, wasn’t it? Seriously, thanks for this great resource you’ve provided on this wonderful yet maddening (for research) county. I hope your well-earned rest is peaceful and your future projects rewarding.


    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 12 2022 6:35 am

      Thanks, Les. Keep posting comments as you learn more!


  6. Carole Jensen / Aug 11 2022 3:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing your research though Slate River Ramblings. I have enjoyed every minute of it. Have a wonderful hiatus. Carole Jensen

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 12 2022 6:35 am

      Thank you, Carole, for sharing your research!


  7. ann hunt / Aug 11 2022 1:46 pm

    thank you for your many years of posting on Buckingham County… may the days ahead be an opportunty for rest and new adventures, may you heed the call and follow … may good health and blessings accompany you

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 12 2022 6:37 am

      Thank you, Ann, for your kind thoughts.


  8. kellvnp / Aug 11 2022 10:29 am

    Thanks for all of the great posts, Joanne–It’s been fascinating reading and I’ll miss it, for sure!

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 11 2022 11:05 am

      Many thanks for being such a loyal follower of Slate River Ramblings!


  9. Freida Hensley / Aug 11 2022 9:58 am

    Thank you for all the wonderful information you have shared with us! Wishing you the very best in the future.

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 12 2022 6:40 am

      Thanks, Freida!

  10. Steve Craig / Aug 11 2022 9:55 am

    I have thoroughly enjoyed Slate River Ramblings as well as all of your books. I have been inspired by your example and started my own blog earlier this year. It takes much more time that readers realize and your contribution to Buckingham and Virginia history and genealogy is commendable. I hope you enjoy the hiatus. We’ll deserved and THANK YOU!

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 11 2022 11:05 am


      Many thanks for your comment. Best of luck with your blog!


  11. Dave Duncan / Aug 11 2022 9:02 am

    Thank you, Joanne, for your many years of dedicated work with Slate River Ramblings and sharing of information! You have been an inspiration! May God bless you in the days ahead…

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 11 2022 11:03 am

      Thank you, Dave, for following Slate River Ramblings!

  12. Bill Davidson / Aug 11 2022 8:28 am

    Thanks for all you have shared with us. Really terrific information.

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 11 2022 11:02 am

      Many thanks, Bill!

    • L. Campbell / Aug 11 2022 6:15 pm

      Thought of you the other day, Bill, when I ran across tax info at LDS about the tax on Samuel Smith’s estate being assigned by request to Permelia Smith, Alexander Forbes, Jr, and William T. Davidson. Death records show Ann Smith(?) Davidson, wife of William T, died in 1858 in an accident.

      L. Campbell

  13. Vivienne Smith / Aug 11 2022 7:32 am

    Thank you for the years of such interesting finds about Buckingham County. I’ve only lived here for ten years; but once I found you I’ve thoroughly enjoyed soaking up all the knowledge you’ve provided. Bought several of your books.
    I so appreciate you and wish you the best in whatever it is you choose to do here on out.

    • Joanne Yeck / Aug 11 2022 11:02 am

      Thanks, Vivienne. Good to know you enjoyed the blog.


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