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John "Jack" Martin is my ancestor. He was born in Essex County, Virginia in 1756 and died in the acreage around his rock house in 1822, while folks were fighting a fire. At one time he owned over 7,100 acres of land. The Stokes County...More
Really fascinating to see this huge house made of rocks which dates back to the Revolutionary War period. It is in process of being saved and restored and as such is surrounded by a tall metal fence, but you can still walk all the way...More