- Paul Cartwright — DNA Profile of geographical origins
- Question of the Week for April 26: Where do we come from?
- Question of the Week for April 19: Karen’s memory of the old pump organ
- What’s in a name? Wordplay about ‘Ione,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Eliot’
- Question of the week for April 12: Who is planning to join us 5/18-5/20?
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Category Archives: from East to West
The journey west is the classic American saga of the immigrants. It is the story that frames the lives of the earliest Wooten ancestor (an indentured servant near Jamestown as part of the Virginia Colony) as well as the Sullivans … Continue reading
There are two moments in The Grapes of Wrath that I find most arresting. The first one takes place when Ma refuses to turn around and look behind her as the Joad family leaves their homestead located in Cherokee County … Continue reading
A few years ago, I discovered that Jess Cartwright’s great grandmother was the child of immigrants from England. Her name was Eliza Hope Danes Cartwright. The child of a silversmith, Eliza and her family won the land lottery in Western … Continue reading
In the absence of photographs, it is difficult to know much about our ancestors, the faceless members of whatever family tree we may be exploring. In the absence of names, it is even more difficult to locate our families in … Continue reading
We know very little about what Eliza Hope Dane Cartwright and her children experienced while living in Carroll County, GA between the end of the Civil War (April 1865) and their move to Arkansas (January 1872). The very fact that … Continue reading
In his History of Baptists in Arkansas (1818-1978), J. Glenn Hinson uses the title “Gathering Up the Fragments” as a way of telling the story of what happened after the Civil War. “To a people weary of war and economically … Continue reading
In addition to the five doctrinal statements that members adopted (see Part One), the Spring 1998 ECHOES article by Clyde and Shirley Denney about the congregations of Shiloh Baptist Church and Ione Baptist Church lists four more “articles of faith” … Continue reading