Okay, so this year marks the 300th anniversary of the first Presbytery in this country. Of course, I can't say in the USA, since the USA didn't exist in 1707. But our ancestors were here and doing their thing. Francis Makemie was instrumental in the first Presbytery and served as the first moderator. The Presbyterian Histoical Society is probably arranging some sort of celebration, but I'm having trouble finding out what. So this is one of my current "mini-projects".
Another mini-project has produced some results, as I have found the Makemie Desk and pictures of it in its current home, the rare books room at the library at the Union Presbeterian School for Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. Apparently anyone can go in to see it, with a reservation. I'll soon have a page up at the web site with the current images, a picture taken in 1903 and the details about the desk and how it was lost and then found again.
On another note, I'm going to be making a trip into South Carolina for a dog show and am going to go searching for the Pearson memorial while I'm there. The dog show is in Anderson, only a county or two away, so I'm very hopeful of finding the Pearson area. I'm particulry interested since General John Pearson is the reason my dad is named Robert Pierson.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying their own genealogy adventures!