About

About the blog
Peninsula Roots is a blog about the history and folklore of the Delmarva Peninsula, with an emphasis on Sussex County, Delaware.

About the author
Chris Slavens lives in Sussex County, Delaware. He served on the News Journal‘s Community Advisory Board in 2007-2009, wrote about politics for Liberty Features Syndicate in 2010, and has contributed to numerous newspapers and websites, including the Laurel Star, DelawarePolitics.net, and the Libertarian Republic. In addition to writing, he enjoys genealogy, craft beer, gardening, and the outdoors. He is also a member of the Laurel Historical Society.

Visiting the grave of my earliest known Slavens ancestor in Highland County, Virginia.

Visiting the grave of my earliest known Slavens ancestor in Highland County, Virginia.

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