Posted By:Louise White
Subject:Re: Pecan Pass
Post Date:May 13, 2011 at 05:27:43
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Forum:Red River County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Thnnks Joan. My childrens great grantmother was born in Iuka, Miss., 5 Oct 1886. She told me they had to go to Illinois to cross the Mississippe River, on their way to Texas, but what her age was at the time she could not remember. They crossed in a covered wagon, and, she remembered problems going through Pecan Pass, but did not know where it was located. As I live at the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, I assumed Pass meant mountains, or at least hills. Would mountains or hills describe the area of Pecan Gap? Maybe they went there first and then to Red River Co. I have had to assume some points about her upbringing, and, my assumptions may have lead me astray. Since her death was in 1975, I can not get her recollection about 'Pass' or 'Gap' meaning the same thing. I believe Pecan Gap must be where she remembered their trip. The first bridge crossing the Miss. was in the lover end of Illinois, and, that is the reason they went north and then south to Texas.

Thanks so much for your information, I will certainly do you a favor if I can, let me know. Again, thanks. Louise