The Packet 1994-1995

Table of Contents

  • Comments by the PHS President

  • Learn About Chatham at Aug. 15 Meeting

  • Watson Memorial Methodist, Chatham's Oldest Church

  • Letter By Jefferson Davis' Widow Poses Real Mystery

  • Social Security Number Might Tell

  • Novel Set in Pittsylvania County to Be Off Press Soon

  • Callands Festival Slated For October 

  • Pittsylvanians Played Key Roles in Three Great Battles

  • Packet Contributor Featured at Mississippi Literary Festival 

  • Tip On Finding Adoption Records

  • Meaning of "Grass Widow" 

  • August 1994 Queries

  • Book on Henderson to Come Off Press in December 

  • Tips For Researching Period Before 1850  

  • History According to Student Bloopers

  • Interesting Items Gleaned From 120-Year-Old Chatham Newspaper 

  • Members Write Letters 

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

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  • Report By The PHS President

  • Author to Read From Her Novel

  • Markers and Portrait Local Reminders of Rachel Jackson

  • Estray Book Has Many Names

  • Christmas in Colonial Chatham

  • Are You Tired? 

  • Moses Mill Was Second Largest in County Back in the 1800s

  • Old 1884 Newspaper Supported Democrats, Grover Cleveland

  • Patricia Mitchell's Books Now Available Through Society 

  • What Do You Know About The Civil War? 

  • Little Humor Mixed With War

  • Five Years After The War

  • Ellen Says It Works

  • Researching Swedish Genealogy

  • Quarantine 

  • If You Don't Know The Address

  • Thanks Barbara For Your Letter 

  • Members Write Letters 

  • Cookbook Gets Second Printing

  • November 1994 Queries  

  • All About County's Largest Family

  • Heartfelt Thanks to PHS Members for Contributions 

  • Pittsylvania Historical Society Publications

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  • Report by the PHS President

  • Painting Exhibit at Feb. 20 Meeting  

  • Censuses Over Years Trace Industries in Pittsylvania

  • Ancestor Fair July 21 

  • Chatham's Wild Oats, Also Corn, Rye and 10 Barrooms 

  • Some Things You Might Not Know

  • Human Interest Stories About Civil War Told By Confederate Veterans

  • Common Mistakes Made By Researchers

  • What Do Those Initials Mean?

  • Did Your American Ancestor Go to Sea? 

  • C Of E Minister Performed Marriages 

  • 100-Year-Old Man Tells of His Life As A Former Slave

  • Mother Shipton's Prophecy Reprinted

  • Searching For Identity

  • Pioneers Thought It Was A Short Walk to California

  • What They Said About Punctuality 

  • Biblical History According to High School Student Bloopers

  • Author Relates Experiences After Her Book is Published

  • Prisoner of War Records

  • Preparing For Annual Church Stew 

  • February 1995 Queries

  • Members Write Letters 

Table of Contents

  • Report by PHS President

  • Mrs. Payne to Tell About Her New Book

  • Civil War Cannons Believed To Have Been Forged in Pittsylvania

  • Inventories and Accounts Current Put in Book Form 

  • Genealogical Information Available About Virginia Vital Statistics

  • Bumgardner Family Association Reunion 

  • Confederate Soldier Documents The Conditions of Surrender 

  • PHS Gets 29 Brand New Members in Recent Weeks

  • New Book on Jeb Stuart is Coming in June 

  • Do You Happen to Know The Meaning of Your First Name?

  • Over 5,000 Years, You'll Have 1 Million Ancestors

  • 'The Last Man Hanged' is True Story About County Murder

  • How Tightsqueeze Virginia Really Got Its Name

  • The Era of Stepping Stones

  • Letter Gives All Details of 1902 Chatham Wedding 

  • It Is Really A Small World

  • Polygamy in Germany 1618

  • Interesting, Amusing Items Gleaned From Old Newspapers

  • Doctor Rawley Martin Became Colonel in War

  • Many Changes Have Been Made in Last 100 Years

  • You Don't Have to Feel Sorry For Our 'Poor' Forefathers

  • Give Me 'Miss Lillie' 

  • Marriages of Pittsylvania County 

  • May 1995 Queries

  • Members Write Letters

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  • The President's Report

  • The May Meeting 

  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye

  • Autumn Potpourri

  • A Politician Extraordinaire With Pittsylvania Connections

  • Family Historians Take Note 

  • Ladies of the DAR 

  • Pittsylvania Remembrances

  • Going to the Mill

  • Miss Maud's Marriage

  • Unusual Names Are Often Found in Public Records

  • Scraps From The Editor's Desk

  • Coming Packet Attractions 

  • August 1995 Queries 

  • Gleanings From Our Readers

  • Your Help is Needed

  • Union Prisoner's Memoir Recalls Rail Ride to Danville

  • A Ferry Landing  

  • Publications For Sale

Table of Contents

  • The President's Report

  • The August Meeting

  • Mark Your Calendar  

  • Where Our Members Live

  • Chatham's First Automobile Run Off Main Street by Judge 

  • Pittsylvania Remembrances

  • Never Give Up 

  • Writer's Project May Return

  • The Packet Kudos

  • Pittsylvania Map of Grave Sites of Revolutionary War Soldiers

  • Pittsylvania's Hallowed Ground

  • A 75 Cent Movie 

  • The November Meeting

  • The Franklin & Pittsylvania Turnpike

  • November 1995 Queries

  • Scraps From The Editor's Desk 

  • More Good Tips From Betty Bruno 

  • If You Will Read Carefully...

  • The Peytonsburg Explosion

  • Gleanings From Our Readers

  • Publications for Sale