William Robert Stovall Sr. Chronicles an English Immigrant’s Hope-Filled Journey

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New biography captures the struggles and joys of Bartholomew Stovall who dared to find his place in history.

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Bartholomew Stovall, fatherless as an infant and orphaned at the age of ten, was born during the worst of times in English history. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds against him, he dared to do the extraordinary and embarked on a journey that not only changed his life but also reshaped the future of his family. In Bartholomew Stovall: The English Immigrant, author William Robert Stovall Sr., a descendant of Bartholomew, traces the remarkable life of this man, capturing both his hardships and conquests, while painting a portrait of life in 17th century England and America.

On July 7, 1684, Bartholomew boards the Booth, a slave-hauling ship bound for Jamestown, Virginia. The transatlantic voyage is fraught with uncertainty, and its end marks the beginning of a new chapter in his life. Before boarding the ship, Bartholomew had signed an indenture agreement to serve four years in the New World, a decision that would prove to be life changing.

In Virginia, Bartholomew serves plantation owner Richard Kennon and his infamous wife, Elizabeth Worsham Kennon, who quickly recognizes that he is a remarkable person. By the time he completes his indenture obligation a trust bond forms between master and servant. When offered a secure life working for the Kennon’s he refuses and opts for land and tools, and begins the task of attaining his foreseen destiny.

The author has created a compelling chronicle based on the known facts of an English immigrant and his adventure filled journey to a new life and future. Bartholomew Stovall relays a powerful message of hope, courage, and the sacrifice that must be made in order to achieve one's dreams.

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About the Author
William Robert Stovall Sr. was raised in Decatur, Alabama, and is the fourth of five children from Ruis and Virginia Stovall. Mr. Stovall is a retired information technology specialist and is married to Ti Robinson Stovall, an educator. They make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bartholomew Stovall * by William Robert Stovall Sr.
The English Immigrant
Publication Date: May 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 493 pages; 978-1-4797-9478-2
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