Re: [genpcncfir] CRAV
- Dear Marcia,
One of my McGowan great uncles had the middle name
Craven. Iredel for Iredell County was the first name
of some of our ancestors. Interesting, isn't it?
Reading one of your e-mails from Easter where you
mentioned the snow reminds me of an unforgettable
Chicago Easter when overnight the weather changed from
mild and sunny with the appearance of a strong
thunderstorm. We were visiting my husband's parents in
Chicago that Easter and had brought only lightweight
outfits and no sturdy shoes or boots. When we went
outside the next morning, we were shocked to see the
streets covered with snow. I was a sight trying to
navigate the snow-covered sidewalks in my high heels
while clinging to Jack in the interests of life and
limb, awkward as a new-born colt on ice.
Here in Richmond, Virginia for only the second time
on record, we got snow for Easter--a record one inch
here in the city. I left for the hour and a half drive
to work shortly after 5 a.m. with visibility just
inches beyond the hood of my car.
I told people that someone was stealing the cotton
from Peter Rabbit's tail. I could imagine the Easter
Bunny hitching a ride on Santa's sleigh.
Elise had just bought some new flowering plants for
her front yard. She left them outside, and the cold
killed them. The storm had also brought below freezing
temperatures lasting several days and a typical
Richmond wind strong enough to make any visiting Windy
City native homesick. We had gusts up to 35 miles per
It reached the 20's here in the city, lower out in
the surrounding counties, and lower still in the Blue
Ridge Mountains and Bluefield, Virginia where I once
lived. Bluefield is known as the "air-conditioned"
city. I am quite sure that over Easter it lived up to
--- Marcia McLawhorn <marcia_mclawhorn@...>
> I found these possibilities for CRAV.
> The Center for Responsible Appraisal and
> Valuations (CRAV)
> Commissioner of the Revenue Association of
> Virginia (CRAV)
> Short for Craven County
> I'm thinking the best guess is it may be to
> clarify the person as a Craven resident.
> skipper4095386@... wrote:
> From the books "Index and Abstracts of
> Deeds of Record, Pitt County, North Carolina" by
> Judith DuPress Ellison:
> Deed Book O (1797-1801)
> 3-2-1797 Grantor: Demsey Simmons (CRAV) Grantor:
> William Joiner 200 A
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