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, November 11, 1880 edition

Parker's Store

Mr. Monroe Baker and lady sailed out for the Lone Star State a few days ago. A note from them conveys the intelligence that they are well pleased. We hate to give them up, yet we congratulate Texas on this addition to her society. Hope the bread and butter tastes well to them. Mr. Bug Stewart went and sends back the same report.

Mr. James D. Andrews, who, for a number of years, has been a most efficient member of the CITIZEN corps, left for Texas this morning on a prospecting tour. If he should succeed in making satisfactory arrangements there he will probably locate, but we hope he will find it to his interest to return, as Pulaski cannot afford to lose a young man of his high oralcharacter and great social worth. Our sincere regard and best wishes will accompany him wherever he may go.

Miss Laura DuBose, formerly of Pulaski, but now of Brownsville, Tenn., sister of Mr. W.T. DuBose, is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Craig. She has many friends in Pulaski who will enjoy her present visit.

Lynnville Items

A party from Old Lynnville, consisting of Bird Matthews and John Moore, and their families started for Texas Monday. Mr Matthews is a good mechanic and Mr. Moore is a stirring farmer whose ------cannot afford to lose. Besides they are both good Democrats and we do not like to see that sort of material leaving the community just now. In a few days, Mr. J.-Berry will leave for Arkansas for the purpose of locating there we are sorry to see the emigration fever attacking so many of our people.

Mr. and Mrs. Skid Hodge, each above 70 years of age, are visiting their children in Arkansas. We hop they will enjoy the trip and find their offspring well and prospering. Mrs. Wilsford who is more than 70, has just returned from a visit to her children in Texas.

Mrs. James Wilson who was so severely paralyzed - no better. Her daughter, Mrs. ---Brown, of Dallas, Texas, is staying with her.


The Pulaski Citizen, November 18, 1880 edition.


Mr. Roller is acting at present as emigration agent for the Louisville and Nashville R. R. He is sending many people over this route. Quite a number left a few days ago from the southern border of Marshall county for Texas.

We are sorry to learn that our friend and fellow-citizen, Mr. D.L. Graves, has determined on going to Missouri. We can hardly afford to lose him. May fortune smile upon him wherever he may make his home,

Mr. Thad Cook, who was brought up a mile or two from here, has, after a residence of several years in Mississippi returned and is building on his portion of the land bequeathed to him by his father.


The Pulaski Citizen, November 25, 1880 edition.

Parker's Store

Mr. Jack Phelps, who has been in Texas and Kansas for three years, is visiting friends here.


Lynnville Items

Dr. Ben Smith, of Mooresville, who is a noted Lynnvillian, was down a few days perfecting arrangements for leaving for Texas.

Monday last, a party of 30 persons from Blue Creek got off for Texas and Arkansas under --- auspices of Fulton -- White, emigration agent.


The Pulaski Citizen, December 2, 1880 edition

Lynnville Items

The friends of Mr. Jack Kersey, who had gone on a prospecting tour to Arkansas, were very uneasy about him as he had over-stayed his time a week or ten days. The telegraph was resorted to, but no information was gained in< that way. His folks feared a jay -wker had got him, but he made them and his friends glad by his safe arrival at home this week. Willison Casky, who accompanied him and went to Texas to see his son, returned ten days ago, much pleased with what he saw.


Brick Church

Mr. Wm. Blackburn, of Texas, arrived at his brother's, J.K.P. Blackburn, late on Saturday evening. We have heard he will make his home in our midst and hope it is true.

Mrs. George Anderson has been lying at the point of death for three days. She is thought now to be a little better. By skillful treatment and good nursing she may recover yet. Robert Anderson, jr., one of the young men who left the neighborhood for Texas two months ago, has returned. He had chills out there and must have concluded there was no place like home.We are glad you have gotten back, Bob, and we think you will be content to stay.

Mr. John Lee of this vicinity, had made every arrangement to start to Texas last Monday, when all at once he declined going. Some say it was not his little daughter Rosa that kept him, but a certain bright-eyed, rosy-cheekedlass.


The Pulaski Tin House

Yancy Beatty, of Elkton, who went to Texas a year ago, has returned home.

Mr. Thad Cook, of the Brick Church neighborhood, has offered his land for sale as he thinks of going to Texas.

We are glad to hear that our Mr. Jas. D. Andrews stepped right into a good place upon a Dallas paper the next day after his arrival in Texas. Such men as he is are always in demand at the top.

Mr. J.C. Young, having abandoned the stove and tinware business, has purchased the desirable little farm of Capt. Kendrick, near Pulaski, on the Elkton pike. We understand that Capt. Kendrick will locate in Texas. We will besorry to see him leave as he is an industrious and thrifty citizen.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Lou Graham, so well and favorably known in Pulaski as a lady and a milliner, thinks of removing to Knoxville at an early day.

Mr. Henry Alexander, of the Brick Church neighborhood, is making arrangements to go to Texas and will probably leave in two or three weeks. His children, who left here about two weeks ago, have permanently located there.

Mrs. C.C. Abernathy arrived in Pulaski last Friday from her home in Collins county, Texas, accompanied by her little daughter. She comes upon a visit to her old home and family. She is daughter of Weakley Reed, esq'r on Weakley's creek.

Albert Stevenson, esq., of Weatherford, Texas, arrived in Pulaski Friday night and went to Bethany Monday to visit his father's family. A residence of twenty months in Texas has been sufficient time for him to fall in love with the west and its people.

Edwin Kennedy, of Cornersville, a brother of Mr. Thomas J. Kennedy, of this place, returned home Monday after an absence of four years in Texas. He went to Texas to recuperate his health and we learn the climate there was highly beneficial to him and that he will now settle down at his old home.


The Pulaski Citizen, December 9, 1880 edition.

Local Brieflets

Mr. R.C. Reed, of Vale Mills, will go to Texas in about two weeks to visit her son, who is located in Desdemona.

Mr. C.H. Bennett, of near Prospect, will leave in about ten days for Texas. He expects to locate in the vicinity of Dallas.

Mrs. J.M. King of Bethany, accompanied by her son, has gone to Sardis, Miss., to see her brother who is very ill at that place.

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Submitted by: Judy Sanders