Help! Need death date
Help! Need death date (about 1885) and place of burial of Mary
Blair Davis Pritchett, daughter of Robert M. Blair and wife of
Pritchett. She is said to have been buried in a cemetery near
21241 Adkin Road,
Long pedigree: The Maharana of Udiapur (a province in west
traces his ancestry back for 76 generations! And you thought
rather successful at tracing your family
I've been reading an old book entitled "The Other Illinois." In
discussing the waterways of Southern Illinois, author Baker
states, "This is the continental confluence.
In this crotch
railroads and big rivers meet.
Here the Mississippi, the
Illinois, the Ohio, the Wabash, the Tennessee, the Cumberland
lesser streams flow together within a few miles of one another
arteries into the heart.
"The heart, about the size of New Jersey is Southern Illinois.
waters of the east, the west, much of the north and even of the
by this place.
The streams and gutters, the roadside
ditches, the bright
lakes, the sewers and fountains of Knoxville and Gatlinburg, of
Pittsburgh, Dayton, Chicago, La Crosse, Saint Paul, of Billings,
Denver and Kansas City pour their residual waters into this
"It has the beat and rhythm of floods and the seasons.
system is at once so vast, so balanced, so diversified and
so centered in one place. From Southern Illinois country outward
north, south, east, west there are 15,000 miles of navigable
reach directly 18 states."
It has been many moons since I've studied geography, but I don't
ever having had this pointed out to me
Senior citizens are the nation's leading
carriers of AIDS!!! Quite taken aback, I continued
Band AIDS, Roll AIDS, Walking AIDS, Medical AIDS,
The Encyclopedia Britannica says we adopted the idea of putting
genealogy in the form of a tree with branches from imitating the
ecclesiastical representation of
How many readers could answer this question? "What precinct in
County was Schuh Bend in during the 1880s?" One of our library
lives in Amarillo, Tex. called Sunday afternoon with that
couldn't answer it but believe he now knows someone who can. We
calls and letters--in large numbers.
I'm constantly amazed
at how many
people are working on their family trees.
We continue to be comfortably busy with letters and visitors to
Genealogy Library. We're open from 11 to 5 on Wednesdays. Come
Posted with permission from
THE CARMI TIMES
and CHARLENE SHIELDS
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