Saturday, September 23, 2017

I wanted to thank Jerry H. Maxwell for writing THE PERFECT LION about a McGehee cousin, John Pelham


This happens far too often. I check him out to thank him and find this:

Jerry passed away on October 29, 2011.  He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend; an inspiring and passionate historian and teacher.  He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who were touched by him.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Does anyone remember Cousin Stark Young and his SO RED THE ROSE?


He writes his real family names into SO RED THE ROSE. He and his McGehee uncles go right back to Thomas Mackgehee 1663-1724, as I do. I have McGehee stories aplenty for GLIMPSES, but I have to pick out a passage to go in 1934, when SO RED THE ROSE was published. It's always a pleasure to see a cousin succeed and live a long life.

Little errors that take long to straighten out

Phony Wheat from the Real Deal
Finally got rid of the Wheat-Powers line. The Sally Wheat wife went with the Jacob Nabors who died around 1825 in Laurens Co. SC and the Judith [ ] wife goes with the Jacob Nabors (my guy) who died in 1817 in nearby Greenville County. Children and Grandchildren are being re-sorted. May they be content where they are placed. Now, that Laurens man was a wealthy guy . . . .

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goal for the Day--Straighten out the Nabors--Separating Chaff from Chaff.


Abraham? Benjamin? Jacob?--the worst of it is that I can't separate the wheat from the chaff because some of the chaff, I think, consists of Wheats. Sally Wheat, I don't think you are in my bunch. Goal for today . . . .