The above painting is the "old" Jarvis homeplace, built by my grandfather at the turn of the century. It stood on the site where Tennyson Jarvis first built his home in 1850 and "up the road just a piece" from where James Jarvis settled in 1781. My Jarvis family starts with James Jarvis and Sarah Kelly in Frederick County, Maryland. The links below will lead you to the documentation of their lives, the people they met, their neighbors, the person they married, and the ones they left behind.
Forsyth County Historical Association
Memories of Ogburn Station
Oak Summitt School renovation
DAR Project Patroit
Rural Hall Historical Society
Chronological list of Documents and Events - Jarvis Family
Links to Documents - Jarvis Family
Parade of Photographs
1850 Forsyth County Heads of Household Project
1850 Surry County Heads of Household Project
Sites for Genealogical Research
Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogical Society
Family Cemetery Records
Ships Passenger's List
Just Where/What Was Wachovia?
Historic Old Salem
Forsyth County, NC Bastardy Bonds
The Salem coffee pot was made in 1858 as a sign for the tinsmith's shop. It still stands in Old Salem.