Posted By:Dennis Heathcock
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Subject:Re: Amelia Swift-Rison: D/O James L. Alc
Post Date:June 07, 2001 at 21:56:16
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Forum:Alcorn Family Genealogy Forum
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Carol,
Thanks for this information. While visiting my father in Arkansas a few years ago I made a trip to an antique store in Friar's Point, Mississippi. There I purchased a full set of Edward Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," 1909 edition. Each of the books contain a label saying they are from the library of "Amelia Swift-Rison." The antique store owner said that she was a descendant of James Lusk Alcorn, former governor of Mississippi.
Thanks again for your information.