Marcus Farlow’s Watch

Marcus Lorenzo Farlow was my great grandfather's brother. Along with their other brother John Walter, he owned M.L. Farlow & Brother, a dry goods store in Atlanta. Marcus never married. Before my father died, he passed on to me a broken pocket watch, shattered would be a better description. All that remains intact is the … Continue reading Marcus Farlow’s Watch

A Weaver and A Beck – One Came Home; One Did Not

My maternal grandmother, Evelyn Hammock Gideon grew up in Ocilla, Georgia. Her mother was Bessie Lee Weaver Hammock. Bessie‚Äôs father was James Wilson Weaver. He was the school superintendent for Irwin County (where Ocilla is) from 1905 - 1921. They called him "Professor Weaver," though I'm not sure what level of education or experience he … Continue reading A Weaver and A Beck – One Came Home; One Did Not