The Packet 1991-1992

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  • Thank You to Neil and Lucille Payne

  • Successor to The Quill Pen

  • Change of Command

  • Coming Events for Your Calendar: Callands Autumn Potpourri and Christmas in Colonial Chatham

  • Hear Ye All! [Meeting at Yeatts/Yates Tavern]

  • Historical Writing Opportunities

  • A Pittsylvania Institution

  • Specimen from Samuel Panill Wilson's Papers

  • Of Interest to All Keesees

  • Queries: Witcher/Cooper; Henry Clark, Anne Clark, Cassandra Philpott; Gilbert Burnett, Peggy Cunningham

  • German Ancestors Anyone?

  • Petition of Harmon Cook to Virginia General Assembly (October 28, 1778)

  • From the Book of Estrays

  • Specimen from Pittsylvania County 1797 Land Book

  • A Hard Act to Follow

  • Using the Pittsylvania County Clerk's Office?

  • The First Session of the Pittsylvania Court

  • A Late Arriving Query: Dianne Dodson/James Tarpley Yates

  • A Timely Reminder to All Members

  • Society Tid Bits: In Memoriam, Robert Carrington Vaden Jr.

  • Recommended Reading

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

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  • Report to P.H.S. Members

  • Tenth Annual Callands Festival Successful

  • Finances in Good Shape

  • Distinguished Speaker for Nov. 18 Meeting

  • 1775 Tory Story Told: Committee of Safety Elected at Callands by Frances Hallam Hurt

  • New Editor of Packet

  • Did You Know?

  • Four Courthouses, Eight Jails

  • Some Facts About PHS Membership

  • What A Difference 63 Years Makes!

  • Genealogical Treasures at The Clerk's Office by Herman Melton and Henry H. Mitchell

  • Oldest Active Organization

  • Giles Mill: Mecca of the Frying Pan by Herman Melton

  • Thanks, Thanks, Thanks

  • Hundred Years Ago

  • Member Writes

  • Barns - Pride of the Farmers by Neil Payne

  • Indigenous Foods by Patricia B. Mitchell

  • Post Office Established at Pittsylvania Court House 1794

  • Are You in Debt?

  • From Estray Book [Entries dated] 1777 contributed by Lucille Payne

  • Queries

  • Christmas in Colonial Chatham

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  • Comments by the PHS President

  • Let's Hear From You

  • Fun Meeting Coming Monday, February 17

  • The Sergeant's Tomahawk Mill, by Herman Melton

  • Grandparents Source for Genealogy Info

  • Concerning Confederate Currency

  • Dinner at President's House by Elizabeth Langhorne

  • Recollections of a Famous Artist by Frances Hallam Hurt

  • Outstanding Chatham Citizen Remembered (Dr. Ernest Overbey)

  • PHS Salutes Newest Additions on Main Street

  • Genealogical Resources at the Pittsylvania County Public Library by Henry H. Mitchell

  • Methodist Church Believed Chatham's Oldest

  • Tobacco Plays Role in Our State History

  • Marriages of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, contributed by Lucille and Neil Payne

  • Making Bread in Early America by Patricia B. Mitchell

  • The Meaning of The Packet

  • The First Session of the Pittsylvania Court

  • Queries

  • Members Write Letters

  • 200 Years of The Bill of Rights

  • Your Name

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  • Report by PHS President

  • May is Month to Renew Membership

  • PHS Vice-President Named Laureate

  • Live Sculptor Speaker at May Meeting

  • Officers of PHS

  • Claude Swanson of Pittsylvania by Henry H. Mitchell

  • The Day the Yankee Prisoners Were Marched Through County by Miss Mamie Petty

  • Pittsylvania Has the Only County Flag in America

  • Pittsylvania's Salt Agent: Unsung Hero of Civil War by Herman Melton

  • Ten States Have Towns of Chatham

  • How We Got Five-Pointed Stars for Flag

  • A Play on Words

  • More Things Change, The More They Remain Same by Frances Hallam Hurt

  • Is There a Lessen From Roman History?

  • Dolley Payne Madison: A Belle of A Washington Hostess by Patricia B. Mitchell

  • PHS Welcomes Newest Members

  • Members Write Letters

  • Queries

  • Notice to Genealogical Researchers

  • New Books Published

  • New Publication

  • McCraw Reunion July 17-20

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  • Report to P.H.S. Members

  • Tenth Annual Callands Festival Successful

  • Finances in Good Shape

  • Distinguished Speaker for Nov. 18 Meeting

  • 1775 Tory Story Told: Committee of Safety Elected at Callands by Frances Hallam Hurt

  • New Editor of Packet

  • Did You Know?

  • Four Courthouses, Eight Jails

  • Some Facts About PHS Membership

  • What A Difference 63 Years Makes!

  • Genealogical Treasures at The Clerk's Office by Herman Melton and Henry H. Mitchell

  • Oldest Active Organization

  • Giles Mill: Mecca of the Frying Pan by Herman Melton

  • Thanks, Thanks, Thanks

  • Hundred Years Ago

  • Member Writes

  • Barns - Pride of the Farmers by Neil Payne

  • Indigenous Foods by Patricia B. Mitchell

  • Post Office Established at Pittsylvania Court House 1794

  • Are You in Debt?

  • From Estray Book [Entries dated] 1777 contributed by Lucille Payne

  • Queries: Turner, Pitts, Dillard, Vaughan, Gregory Clifton, Berger, Walker, Midkiff, Vaden, Adams, Meadows, Allen, Murphy, Murphey, Booker

  • Thanks!

  • Christmas in Colonial Chatham

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  • Report by the PHS President

  • Unusual Program for Nov. 16 Meeting

  • Pittsylvania's Unsung Hero of the Revolution by Herman Melton

  • The African Influence on Southern Cuisine by Patricia B. Mitchell

  • Callands Potpourri Great Success, Over 15,000 Attend

  • We Have Special Interest in Mark Twain by Herman Ginther

  • Congrats to Our Secretary

  • Whispers of the 1700's in Pittsylvania County, prepared by Henry H. Mitchell

  • Apprenticeship was Way for Youths to Learn Trade

  • Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody, contributed by Patsy Hodge

  • Hutchings Family Cemetery in Missouri

  • Queries

  • Old Relations by Marriage

  • Genealogy-Pox, a Genealogist Disease; Contagious to Adults

  • Christmas Celebration . . .

  • Christmas in Colonial Chatham

  • Publications for Sale