Isaac Miligan Estes

Submitter: Seana Coulter

Husband: Isaac Miligan Estes    
Born: 14 May 1859 Place: GA
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Father: Bennett Oliver Estes Mother: Nancy Ann T Davis

Wife: Mary Lou Richardson    
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Father: Levi Jefferson Richardson Mother: Mary Jane Harren

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Notes: Notes for Mary Lou Richardson
There is a wonderful family story about these 2 sisters. At some point in the 1880s the Richardson family went across the country in a covered wagon. My great grandmother was born in Texas in 1885 on this trip and her mother died in childbirth. The West must not have been what they were looking for, because most of the family came back home to Atlanta (you have the Estes Family Bible showing Mary Lou marrying in 1892 and I have found her father Levi Jefferson Richardson and most of his other children here in the 1900 Census). Eventually, Mary Lou (who the family called Lou) and her husband and family moved out to California. Eula and Lou missed each other greatly over the many years they were separated. We have a newspaper clipping (probably from a California paper, the clip we have doesn\'t include a paper name or date) describing the 1st time the 2 sisters had met in many years:

Sisters Visit Here

Reunited after 27 years, sisters Mrs. Lula [should be Eula] La Foy of Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. Mary Lou Estes, of Sun Valley, met recently in the home of Mrs. Estes\' daughter, Mrs. Mary Adams, of 195 N. Euclid Ave., Upland. Also making the trip here from Atlanta, approximately one week ago, were Mrs. Sally Richardson, sister-in-law of the two [she is the widow of John F. Richardson whose obituary is listed above], and Mrs. Florence Adams, daughter of Mrs. La Foy. The Georgians have many other relatives living in Southern California and will visit them while here. They plan to leave around Oct. 27.

This was in 1954. Lou's son flew to Atlanta, bought a car, and drove my great-grandmother, one of her daughters, and her sister-in-law, all the way to California to visit with his mother, Lou. Then he drove them all the way back to Atlanta, sold the car, and flew home. They stopped in Texas and visited with my family on the trip both ways. As you can imagine this was a great adventure for them all.

Sources: 1. Estes: 1850 US Census, 10 District, Campbell County, Georgia page 933
2. Estes: 1860 US Census, Campbellton, Campbell County, Georgia page 7
3. Estes Family Bible
4. Rootsweb, "World Connect Project."
5. Pam tomstars@bellsouth.net