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Dedicated to the CRANKY CROW: Pretty in Pink !

Views of the library room, a 20 x 20 addition to the 1816 log cabin. The Old Paris vases and lusters sit atop a plantation desk a couple of feet below the 12 ft. ceiling. Even the pink Old Paris vase has been converted into a lamp, something that was popular to do in the 1960's. The pink lusterware fills a flat-bottom cupboard from antebellum Alabama. The couches and chairs reflect the pink and blue colors of the room. Copy any and all pictures needed to present my case for the love of pink, even thought mustard is my favorite color !

Nathan Jordan of Troup County, Georgia 1835

My direct ancestor Nathan Jordan's death occurred about 1835. There are two newspaper sites on line now that I use to search for articles about ancestors. This is the adminstrator advertising, as requried by law, the sale of 2 people he held in bondage. I have done research for 50 years now, and have read so many pre-emancipation estates that the selling of slaves no longer is shocking or even remarkable to me. I think for those who are not familiar with Southern estates, and colonial northern estates, this might be a bit jarring. They can remove all the statues they want, and edit all the history books, but life in those times was what it was.

Jerry Prentice, father of Rev. Joseph Sidney Prentice of Montevallo, Shelby County, Alabama. Prentice slaves.

RE: Rev Joseph Sidney Prentice's father THE PROBLEM: Rev. Joseph's parent Jerry Prentice claims South Carolina as place of birth, and John Prentice and family came to Shelby County from Tennessee, and before that, Kentucky and Virginia. So how can Jerry born about 1815 be born in South Carolina? MY SOLUTION: Jerry Prentice was not an inheritance. He would have been a local purchase by either William L. Prentice or Daniel W. Prentice, the two sons of old John Prentice, sometime between 1840 and 1860. John Prentice ( husband of Rhoda Lovelady) died in 1854. The slave sale of those he held in bondage took place soon after. Appraised on 18 November 1854. Sold on 20 December 1854. 1. Ben , Appraised for $800 Sold for $700 2. Jenny and child Appraised for $1150 Sold as "Jane and child" $1000 3. Malinda and child Appraised for $1000 Sold for $800 4. Fanny Appraised for $700 Sold for $460 5. Harriett Appraised for $600 Sol

EVANS marriages found after 50 year search !!

The marriages of my great grandfather and my great great grandfather on my EVANS line have been found. Joe in Denver, the birddog of genealogy, sniffed them out after we found a newspaper article reporting on the marriage of Uriah Evans, brother of my great grandfather. Uriah R. Evans's marriage took place in Cobb County, GA in Marietta. That led us, for the first time, to look at the marriage books there. The marriage record also confirmed that James Evans was indeed James Harrison Evans, as he married as James H. Evans. The cousins in Oklahoma, who descend from another son of his, James Sylvester Evans, assumed that since their direct ancestor was named James also, that the father would have "Sylvester' as his middle name. Not so. Great Aunt Sallie, in her bible, wrote that her grandfather was named James Harrison Evans, which we believe to be correct. 1. James Harrison Evans married Jane Emily Hardin in Cass County ( now renamed Bartow) Georgia on 18 Dece