Posted By:Terry Thornton
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Subject:Re: Location of Walls Tan Yard
Post Date:January 23, 2007 at 08:33:16
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Forum:Monroe County, MS Genealogy Forum
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And don't forget Frederick Weaver --- I think he connects with Dr. Gideon Lincecum and lived nearby also.

The map that you used to help validate the location of Walls Tan Yard may be of interest to others. It is available at http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/mississippi/statemap/ms1839.jpg When you zoom in to view Monroe County, the postal offices, postal routes, and stage coach routes and milage between each are clearly shown. The map was prepared in 1839 by David H. Burr, geographer to the U.S. House of Representatives and former topographer to the U.S.Post Office. The map, I think, clearly establishes the location of Walls Tan Yard but it is your additional work connecting Wm Walls and Gid Lincecum to that location which makes this so interesting and important.

But I had to point out that my great-great-great-grandfather Frederick Weaver, one of the earliest settlers in Monroe County, was in the mix too! Thanks.

Terry Thornton
Fulton, MS