To Marion County
MIGRATIONS from MARION
All items are transcribed and submitted by Veneta
McKinney unless otherwise noted.
Unknown names - colony at Utica, Miss
Utica, Miss, Aug. 7th 1887 - Ed. Herald: As I once
lived on the line of Fayette and Marion counties, but am now living
in the good old county of Hinds, one of the best in the broad old
state of Miss. I thought I would write a few dots for the Herald.
There is a very good colony of us living near here composed
mainly of people from Marion and Fayette counties. There are
probably fifteen families in all, and only one of that number is
taking your paper, Mr. J. L. LEE. (Marion Herald,
August 18, 1887)
Mr. PINKNEY BISHOP accompanied by his charming
daughter, Miss EMILY, took leave of their relatives at this place on
Tuesday last and started for Texas. If they are pleased with the
Lone Star State they will make it their future home. Otherwise they
will return in the fall. The Herald wishes them a safe and pleasant
journey. (Marion Herald, Aug 18, 1887)
CALLAHAN, W. W.
W. W. CALLAHAN Esq. after spending a few weeks in our
quiet little town during which time he made many friends, decided on
last week to return to his old home of Moulton. It is with regret
that we give him up but in doing so will say that the best wishes of
the Herald accompany him. (Marion Herald, Oct. 27,
CLAY, W. F.
Talladega, Feb. 27 - W. F. CLAY, an old and respected
citizen was arrested and lodged in jail at this place today on a
charge of bigamy, preferred against him by city Marshal Williams.
The above item is clipped from the Birmingham Age of
28th inst. and our readers will be surprised to learn that the
parties therein mentioned were at one time residents of this county.
CLAY lived a few miles north of this place for several years and was
a highly respected citizen of the county. About six years ago, he
deserted his wife and children, and taking with him a young woman
named MCKINDLEY, went to Talladega and there passed themselves off
as man and wife. A short time back some parties passed through this
county who knew CLAY at Talladega and learning of the way he had
treated his family, returned to Talladega and informed the
authorities of his perfidy, and caused the arrest to be made. The
woman was also arrested but not confined in jail, owing to illness.
(Marion Herald, March 8, 1888)
FROM THORN HILL - June 7th 1887 - ...... S. COLLIER
left for Huntsville on last Saturday where he will probably make his
home. (Marion Herald, June 16, 1887, pg 4)
DEFORE, M. N. B
Hackleburg: Mr. M. N. B. DEFORE has left our town and
gone to Walker County where he will engage in the mercantile
business. This leaves our burg without any merchant. There is a good
location here for some live energetic business fellow with a capital
sufficient to pay cash for his goods and sell them the same way.
(Marion Herald, July 21, 1887, pg 4)
Our pleasant and genial friends, Mr. JOHN DIXON, telegraph
operator at this place, leaves for Sheffield tomorrow to accept a
position at that place tendered him by the L. & N. R. R. We all
are loth to part with him, yet judging from what little we have
seen, we think John will return on a visit occasionally. (Guin Dispatch, Jan 5, 1889)
Mr. ANDREW DUNCAN left town on Monday last for
Mississippi, where he proposes spending the remainder of the year
and is then going to Texas. (Marion Herald,
September 8, 1887)
"F, J. T."
FROM TEXAS - Alvarado, Texas, Dec. 29th, 1887 Editor
Herald: Please allow me space for a few dots in your columns
as I promise to be very brief. We have a fine country here I moved
from your county about nine years ago and of course I like to hear
from it and all my old friends resident there, and wish it much
success. We have as fine a farming country here as man ever saw. I
live eight miles east of Alvarado in the open prairie, have good
health and the water is just splendid. Land is worth from $10 to $20
per acre, the land is all good. We had a bad spell of weather which
lasted for six weeks. The black mud in this country is rather
disagreeable, but we make plenty of all kinds of produce. Wishing
the Herald great success I am. J. T. F. (Marion
Herald, Jan. 12, 1888)
GANN, MARTIN C.
Mr. MARTIN C. GANN was in town the first of the week.
Before leaving, he ordered a copy of the Herald sent to his sister
residing in Texas. (Marion Herald, Feb 9,
M. C. GANN, a Marion County young man now residing in
Texas was in town the first of the week. MARTIN'S many friends will
be glad to learn that he is doing well in his western home. (Hamilton News Press, January 17, 1895)
GAST, J. M.
We learn that Mr. J. M. GAST proprietor of the hotel
at this place, has rented his town property to Dr. GUYTON and will
move his family to Isbell, Franklin County. (Marion
Herald, Dec. 8, 1887)
GAST, JAMES M.
We were pleased to meet our friend MR. JAMES M. GAST, of Isbell,
in town last week. The Maj. as he is familiarly called, was once a
citizen of Marion, and has many warm friends in the county. He will
move to Russellville in a short time. (Guin
Dispatch, Jan 5, 1889)
GREEN, W. F.
The many friends of W. F.
GREEN and family will regret to hear that they have left our country
permanently and will reside in future at Albany, Ga. Mr. Green has been in
Albany for some time, but his
family have been at Pikeville, where his wife was postmistress. We
wish Mr. GREEN and his family success in their new
home. (Marion County News,
Nov. 25, 1897)
HAMILTON, JOHN H
Mr. JOHN H. HAMILTON, formerly of this county but now
residing at Eureka Springs, Ark. paid his old friends and relatives
a short visit on last week. (Marion Herald, Nov 17,
RIGGAN, JAS. M.
DETROIT NEWS - Detroit, Ala. August 15th 1887 - Our
popular friend JAS. M. RIGGAN left on last Tuesday morning for
Okolona, Ark. where he expects to become salesman for his cousin
JOHN M. RIGGAN. We regret to loose JIMMIE from among us, but as it
is our fate, we can only hope that our loss will be both pleasant
and profitable to him. (Marion Herald, August 18,
SAUNDERS, T. M.
T. M. SAUNDERS, formerly of this county, but who now
lives near Shannon, Miss. was in town on last Tuesday and gave the
Herald a call. (Marion Heald, August 25, 1887)
Dr. STANLEY and family have moved to Verona, Miss.
(Hamilton News Press, February 28,