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Historian to speak to genealogical society Saturday

The next meeting of the South Central Virginia Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. 

Faye Royster Tuck Weatherford will speak on “The Bruce Family of Charlotte and Halifax County.” 

Weatherford was born on the Berry Hill Plantation in Halifax County where her father became manager for Fred Watkins to whom the Bruce heirs had sold the plantation mansion and 2,000 acres in 1950.  

She has worked on the Bruce papers at the University of Virginia for the last 40 years.  These papers contain an assortment of ledgers, letters, receipts and pictures that belonged to the Bruce families of both Charlotte and Halifax.  

Weatherford has written historical articles for The Gazette-Virginian in South Boston for the last 25 years.  

In 2003, she published a book, “Yesterday Gone Forever,” which is a history of Halifax County with most records coming from the loose records of the Halifax Court House.  

She also has had articles published in the American Civil War and the American Cavalcade magazines of the Virginia State Library.  

Among her other activities, Weatherford is a member of the Green Hill Chapter of the DAR in Halifax County, a life member and board member of the Halifax Historical Society, former member of the Founders and Patriots of Colonial Wars, as well as a member and Elder of the Berry Hill Presbyterian Church. 

The public is invited to attend this interesting program pertaining to the history of this local family to whom many in the area have a connection.  

The meeting will be held in the Family History and Research Room of the Charlotte County Library on LeGrande Avenue in Charlotte Court House.  

All meetings are free and open to the public.   

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