AUTHOR SUNDAY: The strange bedfellow

The Strange Bedfellow


Shannon Hollon

My great grandfather Robert Bearden(pawpaw) (1898-1984) was a true outdoorsman cut from the same cloth as Davy Crockett.

Robert Bearden (1898-1984)

Robert Beardent - snake story


I heard a story once when he was coon hunting and lost his pack of hounds and he searched for hours, being a long ways from home he decided to build a campfire and bed down for the night when he woke the next morning he found a timber rattler curled up asleep lying next to him.rattlesnake

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  1. I am trying to contact Shannon Holland, but Google says there is no such address. i suspect that we have a family connection and I would like to ask him a few questions and to answer a few also.

    1. hey Robert my name is also Robert Bearden and I am a descended From Jacob Bearden as was Pappy who is referred to in this story Richard Bearden who was Jacob grand son and fought in the revolution father was Francis and was hung in williamsburg in 1744 I have spent a good deal of time on the family history we may could answer few questions for each other

  2. Sorry, Shannon, I’m old. HOLLON

  3. So then what happened? Don’t leave us in suspense!

  4. good story! Wish more men were of this rugged stature.

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