Back to the Soil of Our Haston Family Roots

We are now officially homeless people.

As I write this, it’s Friday, July 14, 2023.  We closed on selling our house in Pennsylvania today.  And we close on the purchase of a house in White County (Tennessee) on July 31, so temporarily we are homeless people, living for almost two weeks in a house that is no longer ours.  Signing those papers today was a bittersweet experience.  It’s a house we have loved and put a lot of time and money into, but it’s not in Tennessee–where we want to be for the remainder of our lives.  We are looking forward to being much closer to lots of old friends and relatives.  And, frankly, I look forward to living where people recognize the name “Haston.”  

Our home in Pennsylvania for 27 years.

Sharon and have been busy packing for several weeks.  We can’t believe how much stuff we have accumulated while living here.  We still have much more to do before the truck is loaded on Wednesday, July 26.  And we hope to be unloading at 11979 Old Kentucky Road–a just-finished new house–in White County on Saturday, the 29th of this month (July).  

We are looking forward to beginning this new chapter of our lives.  For me, it’s home.  It has always been “home” even though I haven’t lived there since 1966.  I grew up in Sparta and White County and graduated from White County High School in the class of 1965, a tight-knit group.  Sharon has spent lots of time there too, since we married in 1970, especially when my parents were still alive and living there.  And she enjoys the warm reception that she knows awaits her there.

I’m looking forward to settling down and getting back to work on my Daniel Haston Family research and writing.  I’ll be closer to some of important research facilities, such as those in the local area as well as the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville.

And as many of you know, it’s the roots-soil of the Daniel Haston Family.

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15 thoughts on “We Are Moving Home

  1. It’s true, there’s no place like home. I’m sure you will receive an extra warm welcome when you get back to White County. Happy Home Coming.

  2. Wayne and Sharon, Anne and are glad that you are moving back to God’s Country. Moving is a challenge but as organized as you are it will be a breeze. Look forward to being more connected with our Haston family history now that our family history master is in the area.

    Max & Anne Haston.

  3. Welcome Home to Your Roots. My Ancestors the Hillis Clan settled on Rocky River around 1803-1806.

  4. Welcome back to Tennessee! Perhaps we can get together sometime after you are settled. One of our sons lived in Crossville with his family, so I think of you folks every time I see the Sparta exit.

  5. I am so excited for the two of you!!!!
    It will be easier for us to visit with you now.
    Are you going to make it to the reunion?

    1. I will try to run over and give everybody a hug, but that’s the day we are unloading the truck at our new house.

  6. I have 2 separate families moving to Old Kentucky road as soon as their homes are finished. Great area so I am sure you will be made welcome. Can’t beat Rural Tennessee for a home base. Welcome back.

  7. So happy to have you two back in Tennessee! I would love to see you if you come to my area in Murfreesboro. Have a safe trip back!

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