Genealogy research leads to purchase of ancestral land

The headstone of Charles Hodges, Montgomery's 6th great-grandfather, is located in the Hodges family cemetery. – Caroline Black | The Standard Banner

Jennifer Montgomery’s study of family genealogy led not only to the discovery of a grown-up graveyard, but the purchase of land that belonged to her ancestors.

But it wasn’t only the graves of an entire community that she found, located in the New Market and Strawberry Plains area. It turned out these people were her own flesh and blood, and her research eventually led to her buying a special piece of property.

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