Monthly Archives: February 2015

What did Eliza and company know about Arkansas before they came?

In the absence of letters and other kinds of records by Eliza and her children, we have to rely upon the kind of information that would have been widely available at the time that our Cartwright ancestors were alive. I … Continue reading

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Questions of the Week for February 22

QUESTION OF THE WEEK (February 22, 2015) When I think about what it must have been like for Eliza and her children to move from western Georgia to western Arkansas in late 1871 to early 1872, I sometimes wonder what … Continue reading

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Where They Settled — The Cartwright Families at Shiloh (Blansett)

Although I have referred to the location of the Baptist church and cemetery at Shiloh, I haven’t actually provided the technical information about the geographical coordinates for the nearby homesteads that Eliza Hope Dane Cartwright and her son Thomas Baskin … Continue reading

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Question of the Week — for February 15, 2015

THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK (February 15, 2015): Who currently owns the property where our ancestors once homesteaded farms in Scott County, Arkansas?  That information is available. You just have to take the time to obtain it. Let me illustrate:  … Continue reading

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The Cartwright Branch (Jess’s Siblings & Ancestry) of the Family Tree

Ancestry of Jessie Lawrence Cartwright (1903-1957) His father was Joseph Andrew Jackson Cartwright (1888-1959). born in Scott Co. Arkansas Wife: Adda (Addie) Elliott (1882-1950) . Both buried at Coops Prairie Cemetery. CHILDREN:                                                                                                                      General Lee Cartwright (      ). Wife Eva.                                                                        … Continue reading

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When and Where did our Extended Family Encounter Slavery?

The Georgia census records for 1870 indicate that Eliza Hope Dane Cartwright was living on the farm near Carrollton, GA, with her children and a “servant” named. . . .  The circumstances of Reconstruction are difficult to imagine. In my … Continue reading

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Asking Questions and Seeking Answers

As I have repeatedly acknowledged, there is much that we don’t know about the history of our ancestors’ lives in places like Shiloh, where they first attempted to found a homestead, and Ione, where where the family lived at the … Continue reading

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