Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ten children and one skillet

In the book "The Minor Family of Virginia," published in 1923, my favorite entry has always been this one:

As it turns out, James Minor Quarles was also a member of Congress from 1859 to 1861, an officer during the Civil War in the infantry regiment led by his brother William A. Quarles (who was taken prisoner twice), and a state court judge again after the war.

Somehow, I can relate better now to "10 children and one skillet" than when I first read this book years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a direct descendant of James Minor Quarles, and this is hilarious.