I was contacted by Nathaniel Blood, a descendant of John Evans Brown, who built Zealandia Castle on the mountain that the tunnel in Asheville passes through.
Nathaniel Blood’s father, William Alexander “Lex” Blood, was John Brown’s great-grandson. Lex Blood’s father’s mother was Katie E. Brown. She is the one that published John Brown’s journal from Asheville to the Gold Fields, Memoirs of a Forty-Niner. Continue reading Zealandia Castle and John Evans Brown’s Family