Over the past several months I have been busy turning my family history research into 2 fictional novels, Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor and Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood.
Both novels were inspired by many of the interesting ancestors that my family research has uncovered. While fictional accounts, with characters taken to the extreme in order to make the stories interesting, I suspect that fact may be more interesting than fiction.
In the case of "Cove Point Manor", my inspiration came from the discovery that the Woolworth family of the Woolworth Five and Dime stores fame, are close relatives on my paternal side. While Frank Woolworth's rise from humble beginnings to one of the wealthiest men in the world is admirable, the rapid decline and tragedies that followed in the 2nd and 3rd generations of the family are infamous.