Letter from Near Savannah, April 1864

Wilborn Hancock is one of my first cousins through the Huckaby and Hunt lines on my maternal grandfather's side of the family. In 1855 he married Mary Jane Gunter. Wilborn was twenty-five when the Civil War began and volunteered with Company F, 57th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. In May, 1863 he was wounded in the … Continue reading Letter from Near Savannah, April 1864

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