The Packet 1993-1994

Table of Contents

  • Comments by the PHS President

  • Feb. 15 Meeting Comments

  • An Antebellum Tragedy on the Old R & D Railroad

  • Renewing Memberships Starts in May

  • Members Write Letters

  • To Search Baptist Records

  • Reminders of Early Chatham

  • Pittsylvania Picnics and Suppers

  • Family Reunion Held at Dry Fork

  • Ivalee Dalton Solves Relations

  • February 1993 Queries 

  • Names Spelled Different Ways

  • Pension Papers Tell The Story of Hardships of Revolutionary War

  • Thanks For The Contribution

  • Stop Falling Hair at 50 Cents Per Bottle. 

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

Table of Contents

  • Report By The PHS President

  • Program For The May 17 Meeting

  • 16 Year Crusade For A Railroad in Virginia

  • Pittsylvania County's Civil War Gun Factory 

  • A Conservative Is...

  • Col. William Byrd's Observations

  • 30 Years of Research Produces Family History

  • Looking For A Town

  • Civil War Ancestors 

  • Names of Scottish Women Don't Change

  • 'Truly Horrible' Danville Civil War Prisons

  • Of Interest to Baptists

  • Information About Mailing Letters

  • May 1993 Queries 

  • Winery in Pittsylvania Dates Back to 1869

  • Pittsylvania Courthouse is National Historic Landmark 

  • Melton Has Another Book Coming

  • PHS Has 564 Members 

  • Reynolds Family Reunion 

  • Everything Coming Up Roses 

  • Book About Jeb Stuart And His Staff

  • PHS Honors Austin E. Jones

  • We Receive Letters 

  • PHS Membership 

Table of Contents

  • Report by the PHS President

  • Interesting Program Set For The Aug. 16 Meeting 

  • Fabled Hospitality, Old Southern Style

  • Pittsylanvia's First Tory Was 'Hell-Raiser' 

  • Date Set For Callands Festival 

  • State Church of Virginia

  • Illinois Historical Library 

  • Looking Back...Before 1940

  • Modern Woodsmen of America

  • The Railroad That Was Founded At Countryseat

  • Civil War Cemetery 

  • Old Insurance Papers 

  • New Video Features Melton, Stone and Ancient Banister River Site

  • Three Pittsylvania Grist Mills Are Open to The Public 

  • Railroad Retirement Records

  • 10 Good Sources For Genealogical Research 

  • Children Sent West On The Orphan Train

  • Land Measurement Guidelines

  • Virginia's Lone Emery Mine Is In Our County 

  • Confusing Definitions From Colonial Times

  • August 1993 Queries 

  • Pension Papers Filed For Revolutionary War Soldier

  • We Receive Letters 

Table of Contents

  • Report by PHS President

  • Suggestions For Christmas Gift

  • John Marshall The Focus For Nov. 15 Meeting

  • John Weatherford Remembered As Unstoppable Dissenting Preacher

  • 20th Century Cabells And Their Kin

  • World War II Vet Info Requested

  • To Approve Or Reject U.S. Constitution In 1788

  • Christmas in Colonial Chatham

  • The Evolution of Virginia Counties

  • Watch Out For Fraudulent Family Histories

  • Injured Knee Caused Delay, Saved Him From Alamo Massacre

  • Legal Question Raised About Courthouse in 1806

  • Request For Civil War Veteran's Photos

  • No Words Can Really Describe Christmas

  • Valuable Information in Old Newspapers

  • Heart Attacks, Cancer Seldom Mentioned in Last Century 

  • Ain't It The Truth 

  • Virginia Vital Records on Computer Disks

  • November 1993 Queries

  • Epitaph Raises Questions

  • Members Writes Letters

  • Thomas Foster Phillips Honored

  • Make Heirlooms Part of Family History 

Table of Contents

  • Comments By The PHS President

  • Different Sort of Meeting Feb. 21

  • George Washington Spent A Night In Our County

  • Homestead Act Passed in 1862

  • Help to Locate a Town

  • Revolutionary War Soldier Honored After 200 Years

  • 45 Justices of Peace Named in County After The War 

  • Pittsylvania County's Puzzling Post Offices

  • Melton's New Book to Aid Genealogists 

  • Daniel Butterfield - Composer of 'Taps'

  • Chatham Grays Marched Off to War

  • Chatham Hall Centennial Celebration Set For April 

  • Goddard Association Invites Members 

  • Chant of the Tax Collector 

  • Rules For Female Teachers

  • How Did The Hessians Get Into The Revolutionary War?

  • February 1994 Queries

  • Tracing Your Roots Through Upshur Family 

  • Elliott 'n' Kin Newsletter

  • Workshop Focuses Attention on Plans For Heritage Tourism Week

  • The Story of Jeb Stuart And His Staff

  • Epitaph Tells Sad Story 

  • Members Write Letters

  • In Memory of Mrs. Katherine Wallace Buck

Table of Contents

  • Comments by the PHS President

  • Historical Foodways at May 16 Meeting

  • Pittsylvania County Has National Historic Landmark 

  • Different Routes For Research

  • Canister Shot From Yankee Gun Lands in Society Museum Display 

  • Ancestry Research May Be Good For Your Health

  • Known Locations of the Graves of Revolutionary War Soldiers

  • Old Time Recipes For Hard Times

  • Historical Markers Erected in Pittsylvania County 

  • Names of Civil War Soldiers to be Listed on Computer

  • Why Know The Past? 

  • Dan River Chapter of Sons of The American Revolution 

  • Could Lose Citizenship 

  • Herman Melton's Newest Book to be Released in 1994

  • Virginia is Important to Western State Researchers

  • History of Footwear 

  • No Birth Control Among The Pioneer Families 

  • The Social Life of Lizzie Swanson

  • May 1994 Queries 

  • What Do You Know About The Great Seal of the United States?

  • Members Write Letters

  • Smith/Green Reunion

  • The Worldwide Blanton Convention

  • Publications for Sale