February 1, 2022
My friend "Italian Tom" (Tony), sent me some anscentory materials recently about my dad and his family. You are correct -- what an amazing friend to do anscentory searches for me from Italy without my even asking!
My great grandfather's death certificate indicated that he passed away at home in Heards, Virginia. That reminded me that I think my father was born and grew up in Heards. Heards is an unincorporated community in Albemarle County. State Route 633 passes through the hamlet of Heards and connects to Ottoway in the west.
Some photos from the drive in from Route 29 South and from what appeared to be the center of Heards.