Migrations to and from
Giles County

Abstracted from Giles County, Tennessee Newspapers on Microfilm by Judy K. Sanders. Spelling and punctuation are as they appear in the newspapers.

The Pulaski, Citizen, January 22, 1880 edition.
Brick Church News

We are glad to note the arrival from Texas of our worthy friend Charley Fraley, and sincerely hope that he has had enough of the Lone Star State and will remain in old Giles.

The Pulaski Citizen, February 19, 1880 edition.

Mr. H.M. Bradley, a thrifty Michigan farmer, who has been prospecting in this and Lawrence County for several months past, registered at the Linden Tuesday enroute for home. We understand that he is much pleased with the soil climate and people of this section and will probably return and locate permanently.

Lynnville News

Larkin Garrett and family are to start to Paris, Texas, this week, whither his son went a year ago. He has been a citizen of Lynnville for years. Has been in the grocery, the livery and wagon business and run a farm. So that he has experience to carry with him if no more. We hope he will succeed in his western home.

The Pulaski Citizen, May 6, 1880 edition.
Parker's Store

We have to record the death of Mr. and Mrs. William Cameron, which occurred on the 22d and 24th of April last. They removed to Texas about two years ago but returned last winter and were stopping at the residence of their son, Mr. George Cameron, on Dry creek.

The Pulaski Citizen, June 17, 1880 edition.
Lynnville Items

Mrs. Martin Ursry and Alvin Hickman have been visiting the Messrs., Martin in this neighborhood for two weeks past. They have been living in Texas for the last twenty-five or thirty years and express themselves highly pleased with that state.

The Pulaski Citizen Supplement, July 22, 1880 edition.
Parkerís Store

Mr. Charlie Miler and his daughter in company with Messrs J.C. Wóler, and W.L. and Henry Gains, all of Texas, are on a visit to relatives here now. The Miller family are having pleasant reunions in consequence of this unexpected visit. We hope their visit will be pleasant indeed. They give a glowing account of the Lone Star state. Mr. George Gilham, who went to Texas last year has returned with his family, but gives a different color to the prospects there. (Iím not sure what the W- -ler is, but could possibly be Waller). JKS

The Pulaski Citizen, July 29, 1880 edition.
Parkerís Store

Our community has been enjoying a festive season for some time. The relatives and friends of our Texas visitors have made their welcome good in the shape of dinings at which were recounted the scenes of other days, enlivened occasionally with a bright picture of the advantages and benefits of the Lone Star State. The genial presence of Miss Nannie Miller adds greatly to these occasions, and to enhance the pleasure of her visit her Tennessee cousins have given her the benefit of several social parties, at which gathered the elite of the neighborhood. Her suavity of manners and amiable disposition render her a favorite in the social circle here and judging by the smiling faces that we see sometimes justifies the remark that someone will have an severe attack of the Texas fever. Mr. J.C. Waller, who is one of the number, stopped in West Tennessee to visit his sister, but arrived her last Wednesday much to the delight of his old friends who are glad to see his face again.

The Pulaski Citizen, August 12, 1880 edition.
Lynnville Items

Esq. J.H. Crenshaw, who has been in Texas for six months past, returned this week for his family. He is a good mechanic and reports that he gets good wages and likes the country.

Our young friend Joe Knox, starts to Texas next week. He says he will be gone 3 years.

Thomas Helmic started for Arkansas last week. He went in a two-horse wagon with his family. He thinks he can do well in that new country.

Among our visitors this week were Mr. Townsend of Hillsboro, and Mr. Percy Shoemaker, of Moulton, Alabama. Mr. Townsend lived her in Ď72 and made friends of all who knew him ***************

Mr. Bart Roberts, accompanied by his wife, left for Hot Springs, Ark., Tuesday. (Not quite sure if they left on a short trip or migrated there to live). JKS

The Pulaski Citizen Supplement, September 16, 1880 edition.

Mrs. Patty Foster, who was born and raised at this place, a daughter of old Uncle Crockett and Polly Campbell, for whom our pleasant little village was named, has returned from Texas where she emigrated with her husband twenty-three years ago, having lost her husband in the war. She wanders back to her aged mother and to revisit the scenes of her earlier years. She is accompanied by her beautiful daughter, Miss Mary Lou.


We noticed on Sunday the sunny face of Mr. James Ralston, who, with his family, returned a week or more Ė more ago from Colorado, where he has lived the past several years . We welcome all such citizens back to Giles.

The Pulaski Citizen, September 23, 1880 edition.
Lynnville News

Mrs. Thomas Brown and Crocket Wilson, of Texas, arrived on Saturday, visiting their mother, Mrs. Wilson, who is paralyzed. She failed to recognize them. They report the Texas cotton crop damaged by the worm. Crocket has been absent five years and is changed very little.

The Pulaski Citizen, September 30, 1880 edition.

Your types made me say in my last letter that J.M. Parker was married, instead of Baker. Mr. Parker has been a benedict nigh on to twenty-three years. By the way, Mr. Baker will emigrate to Texas soon. Mr. S.H. Anderson of Shoots Creek brushed the ticks off and got himself back to these regions to live.

The Pulaski Citizen, October 28, 1880 edition.
Brick Church News

Mr. Marchbanks expects to go to Arkansas soon, his family will remain with Mrs. Gordon, at least for a time.

The Pulaski Citizen, March 31, 1881 edition.

John Smith of up Robinson, with his family, got off to Texas last week.

Our young friend Jim Simmens has just returned from Texas. This is twice for Jim in a few years. He says his friend will have no more trouble persuading him to stay in old Giles.

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Submitted by: Judy Sanders