Nancy's Genealogy Site:
My G-Grandfather's Attic
My Other Sites:

Whispers

Old New Orleans
Family Names

Click on the NAME to go to that family's main page.  The
pages under names are related to that family.  Most
pages are cross-indexed for both name and place.

BALDRIDGE
Will of William Baldridge, Lancaster, PA, 1767
John Baldridge's Bible, Ireland, PA, NC
Old Town Clock of Hillsborough, NC
Petition on Behalf of Orange County Regulators
Little River, Orange County, NC Landowners Map
Baldridge & Turrentine Photos
Francis Baldridge Land Claim, MS, 1806
Info from John Baldridge's Bible
Francis & Elizabeth Turrentine Baldridge's
Power of Attorney, MS, 1816
John Stampley's Heirs: Deed, 1823, Coles Creek, MS
Certificate of Transfer to Francis Baldridge, 1819
Miscellaneous Baldridge Records

CAIN
Miscellaneous Records
Census Images:  Gwinnett Co., GA & Denton Co., TX
History of 42nd GA Inf Reg
Story & Pictures:  Civil War Prison: Camp Chase, OH

CARMICHAEL
Miscellaneous Carmichael Records:  NC & MS
Carmichael Passengers on the Jupiter of Larne
Photos: Josiah & Flora Carmichael Garrrett
Carmichaels of Karnes County, Texas
Gillett Cemetery, Karnes County, Texas
1870 Census Page, Union Church, Jefferson Co, MS
1880 Census Page, Karnes County, TX
Davis Tombstones, Jefferson County, MS

COURTNEY / CURTIS
Will of William Cook, Baltimore, MD, 1739
A History of Protestantism in Early Mississippi
Miscellaneous Records

FAIRLEY
Fairley Family Photos, Karnes County, TX

DAWKINS
Old Garrett/Dawkins Family Letters
Garrett Family ReunionPhotos
Survey Union Church Cemetery, Mississippi
Photos:  Dawkins Tombstones, Union Church, MS
Miscellaneous Records:  VA, NC, MS

Edward DOTY, My Mayflower Ancestor
Miscellaneous Records:  MA, NC, MS
Illustrations from "The Story of the Pilgrims"
The Mayflower & the Plimoth Plantation

GARMON / YANCEY
Miscellaneous Records
"Richmond Blues," 46th VA Inf Regiment

GARRETT
Probate/Guardianship Records of Isaac Garrett
Roster of Co. A 12th Miss Inf Regiment
Civil War Experiences of Josiah Garrett
Old Garrett/Dawkins Family Letters
Garret Family Reunion Photos
Miscellaneous Records:  SC & MS
Jacob Garrett Family Photos, West Virginia
Survey Union Church Cemetery, Mississippi
History of the Old Scotch Settlement, Mississippi
Photos of Josiah & Flora Carmichael Garrett
Cousin Mitch's Garrett Photos
David & Martha Garrett: Beauvoir Cemetery
Isaac Garrett: Scotland P.O., Jefferson Co, MS

HANON
Miscellaneous Records:  Illinois

JACKSON
Old Jackson Family Photos
Photos of Samuel & Susan Jackson; IL, MO, TX
Taney County, Missouri
Jackson: Veterans Memorial, Pearl River Co., MS
Miscellaneous Records:  Missouri & Texas

McCORMICK
Miscellaneous McCormick Records:  NC & MS
Union Church Records, Mississippi
Survey:  Union Church Cemetery, Mississippi
McCormick Family Photos, North Carolina
Isle of Lismore, Argyll, Scotland
Views of Lismore, Argyll, Scotland

MATTHEWS
Photos of Samuel & Susan Matthews Jackson
Photo of Amanda Matthews Franklin's Family
Roster of Co. L., 10th IL Cav Regiment
Taney County, Missouri
Miscellaneous Records:  IL, MO, TX

OSBORNE
Miscellaneous Records

SHARP

STAMPLEY
Sale of Plantation, John Stampley, MS, 1784
Image: Promissory Note, John Stampley, MS, 1787
A History of Protestantism in Early Mississippi
Transcription of Jacob Stampley's Will, MS, 1826
Documentrom Estate Papers of John Stampley, MS
Petition of Jacob Stampley re: John Cole, 1829
John Stampley's Heirs: Deed, 1823, Coles Creek, MS
Miscellaneous Records

STRINGER
Miscellaneous Records:  GA & MS

TURRENTINE
Turrentine Family History
Little River, Orange County, NC Land Owners Map
Elizabeth Turrentine Baldridge's Power of Attorney
Baldridge & Turrentine Photos
Miscellaneous Records

WARREN
Marriage Bond: Josiah Warren & Nancy Doty, Onslow
Co, NC, 1780
Probate/Guardianship Records of Benajah Warren
Warren Family Photos
Daniel Warren: 1870 Census Page, Jefferson Co., MS
Josiah Warren's Will & 2 Quit Claims to Josiah Warren
Miscellaneous Records:  VA, NC, GA, MS

BRISTER-WHITTINGTON
Brister-Whittington Families of SW MS
PLACES

GEORGIA:
Vintage Photos of Schools in Gwinnett County

ILLINOIS:
CW 10th IL Cavalry, Roster of Company L
Histories of Illinois Civil War Regiments & Units

LOUISIANA:
Old New Orleans -- 600 Pages and Counting!
N.O. Scrapbook: 73rd Bombardment Wing, WWII
When Time Stood Still:  My Katrina Retrospective

MARYLAND
William Cook's Will, Baltimore County,1739

MISSISSIPPI

ADAMS COUNTY, MS:
Old Images of Natchez
Historic King's Tavern, Natchez
Historic Jefferson College, Washington
~&~ Historic Jefferson College, Page 2
Historic Assembly Hall, Washington
The Old Methodist Church, Washington
Concordia, Home: Gov. Manuel Gayoso de Lima
Brandon Hall, near Washington
Cowles-Mead House, Washington
James Foster House, near Washington
William Foster House, near Washington
Propinquity, near Washington
Selma, near Washington
Antebellum Homes, Natchez

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS:
Union Church Presbyterian: C.W. Grafton:
"43 Year Pastorate in a Country Church"
Scotland Post Office
Ghosts of Old Rodney
Last Inn on the Natchez Trace:  Mt. Locust
Vintage Views of Fayette
Union Church Presbyterian Church Records
Photos:  Union Church Cemetery
Survey:  Union Church Cemetery
History of the Old Scotch Settlement
"The Old Store," Jefferson County
Reminiscences of Jefferson County
Warren Family Cemetery Photos
Goodwin Family Graveyard Photo
Davis Family Tombstones
Photo of Old Barn in Jefferson County
Extinct Towns of Jefferson County
Jefferson Co. Records Description, 1902
1843 Yellow Fever Epidemic, Rodney
Early Days of Rodney

LINCOLN COUNTY, MS:
Vintage Photos of Lincoln County
Residences of Old Brookhaven
Vintage Views of Brookhaven
Whitworth College, Brookhaven
Caseyville Cemetery

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS:
Vintage Photos Pearl River County
Old Thigpen Cemetery
Historic Byrd's Chapel
House of Ruth Cemetery
Turtleskin Cemetery
Palestine Cemetery
Veterans Memorial, Picayune
Vintage Photo Poplarville High School
"Granny" Bounds Cabin
Logging in Pearl River County
Old Images of MS & LA Turpentine Stills

VARIOUS COUNTIES in MS:
Vintage Photos of Camp Shelby, Forrest County
Vintage Photos of Wesson, Copiah County
History of Protestantism in MS, pub. 1865
The Road Gen. Jackson Built
The House Where Gen. Jackson Stopped
A Buggy Ride, Franklin County
Riddle Log House, Tishimongo County
Vintage Photo of Tylertown, Walthall County
Vintage VIews of Port Gibson, Claiborne County
Vintage Images of Crystal Springs

MISSOURI:
Taney County
The Hills Sing:  Taney County
Images from Taney County
Bradleyville Cemetery, Taney County
Bradleyville Cemetery, Taney County, Set 2

NORTH CAROLINA:
18 Pages of Research for Orange County, NC
John Baldridge's Bible, Lincoln/Orange Co.
Petition on Behalf of Orange County Regulators
"Old Town Clock" of Hillsborough
Little River, Orange County Landowners Map
Stewartsville Cemetery, Scotland Co.
McCormick Family Photos, Richmond Co.
"Highland Scots & Scotch-Irish" 1939 Book:  North
Carolina:  Old State & New"
Map:  Early Settlement in NC
Richmond County History and Images
Vintage Photos:  Richmond / Scotland Counties

PENNSYLVANIA:
Lancaster County Will Index
Little Britain & Marctic Township Histories, 1883
Turrentine Family History, Mifflin County
John Baldridge's Bible, Lancaster County
William Baldridge's Will, Lancaster County, 1767
History of Lancaster County; Histories of Little Britain &
Marctic Townships;  Index to Will Books
Old Pennsylvania Postcards

TEXAS
Dallas Vintage Postcards
Gillett Cemetery, Karnes County

VIRGINIA:
Richmond Blues, 46th VA Inf Regiment
"Old Virginia and her Neighbors," pub. 1897

WEST VIRGINIA
Jacob Garrett's Family Photos

LISMORE, APPIN, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND:
Tribute to the Isle of Lismore
Lismore:  "A Fine Light"
Brief History of the Lismore Lighthouse
Across the Sound to Jura

OTHER
Genealogy Poems
"Meet the Marianas" Army Phamphlet, WWII
73rd Bombardment Wing Phamplet, WWII
The Story of Flanders Fields
The Story of the 73rd Bomdbardment Wing, WWII
Oradour-sur-Glane, The Silent Village
Pages are cross-indexed under names and locations below.
These pages are dedicated to the many family
researchers whose kindness and generosity have
helped me knock down so many brick walls.
My father and mother, Archie Lee Jackson and Nancy
Florelle Garrett Jackson.  My mom departed this life
in 2003, my dad in 1991.  They are still missed.
Aunt Flora & Aunt Lola
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When I see the land now, I can almost smell the biscuits baking and the coffee
brewing.  I could swear I hear Aunt Lola calling out a greeting from the front
porch, "Come on in and put your feet up for a spell.....the dumplings are
cooking and Flora's about to make a blackberry pie."  It's my imagination, of
course.  Or maybe, it's the soft breeze, carrying long-ago voices through the
tall pines and over the tops of the magnolia trees.....through the open doors
of a house that's no longer there.
But I can go back.  And I do.  Time after time.  In my mind and in my
heart.....in my memories of those lovely family get-togethers and those
magical afternoons spent in my g-grandfather's attic.
Welcome!  Won't you come in and sit a spell?   
Nancy Brister
Tell a friend:
...
My cousin, Ruth Hancock,
who was, also, my Godmother,
passed away July 8, 2010.
She is dearly missed.
When I was a child, there was no place more magical to me than the treasure-filled attic of my g-grandfather,
Josiah Garrett.  The house was located between the villages of Perth and Union Church, in Jefferson County,
MS, about three hours north of New Orleans, Louisiana, where I grew up.  Josiah was no longer living by then,
but his two daughters, Lola Gibson and Flora Dawkins, were in residence.  Even as a child, I wouldn't have
traded a day in that wonderful old house for a week at Disney World!
It was built in 1847 by my 2-g-grandparents, Isaac and Abba Ann Warren Garrett, who raised their family and
lived out their lives there, as did Josiah and Flora Carmichael Garrett.  The house had once been used as a
post office and stopping point for mail riders, who sometimes stayed overnight in the attic.  It was called
Scotland Post Office, in honor of the many citizens who'd migrated from North Carolina, where their Scottish
parents had settled upon their arrival in America.
The attic was still filled with remnants of the exciting days when the early Mississippi Territory was just
opening up.  Trunks overflowed with 100-year-old clothing.  My cousins and I would go through the trunks, try
on the clothes, look through the old books and newspapers.  When we were finally persuaded to join the
family downstairs, everyone would gather and listen to Aunt Lola talk about times long past.  She would show
us the small holes in the exterior walls, left open so that rifles could be inserted in case of Indian attack.  She
would tell us stories about her childhood, the all-day camp meetings and how young people courted by going
on a buggy ride, chaperoned by one of their parents.  Her stories were as magical as the attic.
Sadly, the old home is no longer there.....the treasures in the attic either scattered or discarded.  The walls
that reverberated with the laughter of five generations of Garrett children have been torn down.  The old
floorboards, where Abba Ann walked and paced and prayed---for the children when they were ill, for strength
when Isaac died and for a way to feed her family when times grew hard---the floorboards are gone, they no
longer echo with the long-ago sounds of Abba Ann's steps.
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