Note from moderator: Some time ago, before my move to Missouri temporarily engulfed my life, I had an interesting set of exchanges with Shelby Harriel, who had posted a comment beneath Ed […]
Which Newt Knight is this?
by Vikki Bynum Steve Tatum recently sent me the above photograph in which he identified the bearded old man as his ancestor, Joseph Newton “Newt” Knight of Tennessee. This Newt Knight, readers […]
From the great state of Missouri: I’m back online and back to work!
This has been an incredibly busy four weeks, beginning with my speaking engagement in Falmouth, VA, followed by Gregg and I moving from Texas to Hannibal, Missouri, after more than twenty years […]
Part 4: Ed Payne on Jones County Civil War Widows
Nancy McCary Sumrall Holyfield Sumrall & Elizabeth Hinton Coats Sumrall by Ed Payne At the end of the Civil War, widow Nancy McCary Sumrall entertained a marriage offer tendered by widower Moses […]