November 10, 1955

 

This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column

 

Transcribed by Janette West Grimes

 

 

WASHINGTONLETTER

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† November 4, 1955

Macon County Times

Lafayette, Tenn.

 

Dear Elder Gregory:

 

†† With pleasure the subscription renewal fee is enclosed to the Macon County Times. Again we thank you for our each issue of the past year. Husband Don was so pleased to read about the fox hound meets and the turkey shoots in your vicinity and we look forward to the time when we can spend our vacation in Tennessee and see all the things you describe in the Macon County Times.

 

†† In June, 1954, you most generously printed an account of the George Humble family recorded in a Bible in possession of James Napier. I did considerable search on this branch and will gladly send it to anyone who is interested in the George and Sarah Lucas Humble genealogy and refer them to Tennessee counties where their records may be seen.

 

†† Our Humble branch is from Jacob Return Humble, born in Virginia 1791, wed Polly Dick on 4 November, 1808 in Rogersville, Tennessee. Children were: Ike, Emaline and Michael Miller Humble. Polly Dick Humble died soon after children were born. When and where she died is unknown, we seek her grave. No trace is known of Ike and Emaline. The family moved into upper Middle Tennessee about 1825 into possibly Smith or Jackson County. Michael Miller Humble, wed Elizabeth Canard (Kennard) about 1830, daughter of Mary Daugherty Canard (Kennard) and Granddaughter of Michael Daugherty who died in Hawkins County, Tennessee, in 1806. All this Humble branch were of Baptist faith.

 

†† We note the many family gatherings in your vicinity including the large Gregory reunion-- the value of these family associations just can't be measured in words, and sincerely wish there were many more of them to bind families together and honor the ones who have passed on. It also recalls to mind, that with the passing of the huge old family Bibles, many folks do not have the inclination or place to record vital family records-- thus obliging the family members to search and search for their ancestor's genealogy.

 

†† With continued best wishes to the Macon County Times and to you, we wish the best of health and happiness.

 

Sincerely,

Carolyn Humble Fish.