Category Archives: from East to West

Shifting Borders and Changing Designations — “The Old Home Place”

“The Old Brown Place” — as some members of the family — remember where Jess and Millie were living at the time of Jess’s death (October 1957) is actually located in the southwest corner of Logan County, Arkansas. I thought … Continue reading

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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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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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Religious Life at Shiloh and Ione — Part Three

The Spring 1998 ECHOES article by CLyde and Shirley Denney about the History of the Baptist congregations at Shiloh and Ione (Arkansas) continues with the following information. “In January or February of 1881 the church meeting house at Shiloh burned … Continue reading

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Religious Life at Shiloh and Ione — Part Two

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

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Religious Life at Shiloh and Ione — Part One

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

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