My name is Sarah. I am one of the great-great-great-grandchildren of Mr. Zachariah Bennet Romine, who was born is Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1830. He lived all his life within one mile of where he was born; attended school for only three or four months; served as justice of the peace six years; and did many other notable things in his long and active life. His daddy was Peter Romine who located in Northern Alabama soon after a treaty with the Indians opened that section to settlement by white folk. His mother was a woman of Irish parentage with the surname Rose.

Zachariah married Lucinda Perkinson on October 26, 1858 and raised a family of six boys and five girls. He was a blacksmith by trade, and wrote for the Florence Times for a number of years. He was known as “Uncle Zach”. His home was open to any traveling minister or salesman traveling through the country, and not a livelier or more interesting companion could be found. It was said that Uncle Zach was famous for being a Correspondent of Original Ideas.


Here I will be visiting in writing the kind of life my 3rd great grandfather lived: in informational articles, historically leaning fiction (since he himself used hyperbole in his humor column, I will take that liberty as well…), and in any other medium I can think of- this is all in the name of familial love and, of course, fun.

Y’all enjoy your stay.


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4 responses to “Hello”

  1. Aggie says :

    Hi Sarah. Great to find your blog. I admire anyone who homeschools their children.

    • sgstorey says :

      Hi Aggie! I guess you’ll have to meet my mother, then, because I am the one being homeschooled! I am so glad my mother chose to take the time to homeschool me, though, and I would recommend it to anyone.

      • Aggie says :

        Ah, sorry for the confusion! It is true to add that home schooled kids are always cool. I think my kids turned out ok in spite of not being home schooled, but it would have been great. 🙂 … Looking forward to more of your family history posts.

  2. Argus says :

    Good heavens! You used the word ‘Indians’~!

    (Are you allowed to do that these days? Won’t the Thought Police be coming down on you like a ton of bricks?)

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