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 Joseph W. POUNDERS (c.1822-bef.1880) married before 1867 in Alabama to
 Nancy Virilla QUINN (1847-1930)
- Joseph & Nancy were both born & died in Alabama
- Joseph's parents -- Lemuel Samuel Pounders & Mary Margery Holcomb -- were born in North Carolina
- Nancy's father -- John Quinn -- was born in Tennessee & her mother -- Susannah -- in Alabama
 Unknown* unknown ? relationship ? in ? Alabama ? to
 Sushannah HOLLAND (1841-1930)
- Sushannah was born in Alabama & died in Texas
- her father -- Edward Holland -- was born in Tennessee & her mother -- Mary Annie Fretwell -- in Alabama
- * Great-great-grandpa #18 will probably never be known. The purported father (Isaac Cain) of my great-grandma (the only daughter of Sushannah Holland) appears to have died during the war between the states . . . while "their" daughter appears to have been born in 1873 . . . about 10 years after he died . . . Sushannah drew a confederate pension on the man she claimed was the father of both of her children . . . and it stated that he died during the war (1861-1865).
 William Alexander MUSTON (1854-1936) married before 1880 in Texas to
 Mary OLIVE (c. 1853-c. 1897)
- William was born in Alabama & died in Texas
- Mary was born in Georgia & died in Texas
- William's father -- William Thomas Muston -- was born in South Carolina & his mother -- Rebecca King -- in Alabama
- Mary's father -- Littleton Olive -- was born in Georgia & her mother -- Clementine Jordan -- in South Carolina
 Joseph Helidorah NETTLES (1832-1890) married 1871 in Texas to
 Mary Annie WEST (1852-1939)
- Joseph was born in Alabama & died in Texas
- Mary Annie was born in Mississippi & died in Texas
- Joseph's parents are unidentified at this time
- Mary Annie's father -- Richard C. West, Jr. -- was born in Kentucky & her mother -- Sarah Mildred Carter -- in Alabama
 William Pascal HENRY (1836-1912) married 1864 in Texas to
 Josephine Wingfield DAVIS (1842-1899)
- William was born in Kentucky & died in Texas
- Josephine was born in Georgia & died in Texas
- William's parents -- Thomas Henry & Mary Kirtley -- were born & died in Kentucky
- Josephine's parents -- Milton Grant Davis & America James Fears -- were born in Georgia, where her mother died while her father died in Texas
 Samuel Houston SHARP, Sr. (c.1839-c.1885) married 1861 in Texas to
 Mary Alexandrien LEMAIRE (1843-1876)
- Samuel & Mary Alexandrien were born & died in Texas
- Sam's father -- John M. Sharp -- may have come to Texas from Tennessee
- Sam's mother -- Mahala Lee Roberts -- was born in Louisiana & died in Texas
- Mary Alexandrien's mother -- Elizabeth A. Waring -- was born in Maryland & is presumed to have died in Texas
- Mary Alexandrien's father is believed to have been born in France, & to have died at sea
 Atwood F. SMITH (1837-1907) married 1857 in Maine to
 Jerusha Marilla BARKER (1841-1899)
- Atwood & Jerusha were born & died in Maine
- Atwood's parents -- Hiram B. Smith & Betsey T. Ford -- were born & died in Maine
- Jerusha's parents -- Timothy Barker & Jerusha Lakin Hobbs -- were born in Maine & are presumed to have died in Maine
 Unknown** unknown ? relationship ? in ? Maine ? to
 Phoebe MERRILL (1848-aft.1920)
- Phoebe was born & is presumed to have died in Maine
- both of Phoebe's parents -- William Thurston Merrill & Olive Jane [Goodwin or Mason] were born & died in Maine
- ** Great-great-grandpa #30 will probably never be known. It does appear that Phoebe Merrill gave her baby girl, Eva Mae, to her older sister, Lizzie (Merrill) Brackett, to raise as her own.
Despite a limited early education, Dr. Milton Antony began to study medicine at age 16 as an apprentice. He took a course in Philadelphia but could not afford to continue and never received a diploma. He began his practice in rural Georgia, and soon built up a large practice. After seven years, he moved to New Orleans for a short while and returned to Augusta in 1819. He became very active professionally and determined to improve the quality of his profession in Georgia. He was a member of the Medical Society of Georgia and with his urging, the Medical Board of Georgia was established which regulated the practice of medicine. In 1828, Dr. Antony, along with three other physicians, founded an academy of medicine to prepare students for further medical studies, soon expanded to become the Medical College of Georgia. He shepherded the building of a permanent home for the new school, which resulted in an impressive Greek Revival building. In 1836, he and his colleague, Dr. Joseph Adams Eve, began the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal to report the medical advances and practices of the South. Besides Dr. Antony's contributions to the profession itself, he was also a fine surgeon, and reported on his bold surgery to remove a portion of a diseased lung by partially removing the fifth and sixth ribs. Dr. Antony enjoyed an excellent reputation both in and outside the state. As the yellow fever epidemic swept through Augusta in 1839, Dr. Antony became one of its victims. He was buried on the grounds of the original Medical College of Georgia building.
. . . The elder Antony was an eminent member of his profession, being for years editor of the Southern Medical Journal of Augusta and dean of the faculty of the Georgia Medical Journal of Augusta, of which he was one of the founders. He died in 1839, of yellow fever, making his life the last offering to a profession which he had long adorned. He left a scholarship to each of his sons in the institution with which he was connected, six of whom availed themselves of the privilege and became regular practicing physicians. . . .
Lewis Publishing Company, publisher.. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed August 7, 2009.
On (or about) this date in history . . . the 4th day of August . . . in the year 1060 . . . King Henry I of France dies in France, and is laid to rest at the basilica of Saint Denis, now located in a northern suburb of Paris. This King Henry is currently believed to be a 26th great-grandpa of our Josephine (1842-1899), who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog.
St-Denis Basilica houses the remains of kings, queens and royal children, as well as those of leading personalities who served the French court. It is possible to date most monuments simply from their appearance, thus they serve as a chronological chart of French funeral art through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance. Up to the Renaissance, the only sculpture to adorn tombs was in the form of recumbent figures. . . . Around 1260 St. Louis commissioned a series of effigies of all the rulers who had preceded him since the 7th century. The figures were mere allegories but they provide a telling example of how royalty was portrayed towards the mid-13th century. . . .P.S. If you have not read Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth, I highly recommend it if you are interested in reading a historical novel that just happens to tell how the early Gothic cathedrals might have been constructed.