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Re: Lithia Springs Hotel - completed 1882
Posted by: Jean Coleman (ID *****2283) Date: April 14, 2004 at 05:46:19
In Reply to: Re: Lithia Springs Hotel - completed 1882 by Jody of 531

Good Morning, Jody - how can I thank you for sending all of this information? Words fail me! I have printed it out and also saved it to my computer - I always print out because of possible computer failure at some point!
I had the 1880 Census via Family Search/LDS and a Lookup Volunteer had sent the one from 1900 Census (with a lot of errors in dates and names etc - but I know it is my family because of the Veloria - my g.mother's sister whom we called Aunt Bo - )but who some of the kids are we cannot tell. We can't imagine WHO gave the information, except that they had servants - a cook I think and a person to help clean - perhaps one of the older kids ansswered? That would be a good one! My grandmother wasn't born in Minnesota - that is a sure fact.
Also interesting to note how many places Lydia Bernard Allen wife of Walter Jonathan Allen is listed as being "from" - she was from Prince Edward Island, Canada -
as was her sister. They probably came from Scotland originally to Canada or may have been French Canadians - but probably not - perhaps English - we don't know. But my grandmother always said HER grandmother was from Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Well, I will have a wonderful time sifting through all of the information. I will send for the obit. notice of Antonette E. Allen - and that may give me information. I think it is fascinating to know that she lived in Miami while I was living there (I was born there and lived there until age 12) and I don't remember ever meeting her - there were hard feelings between some of the children and my g.grandfather D.C. Allen - because they felt he married too soon after Orpha Eldora Allen died in 1908....He was known as a "ladies' man" and "dapper" - so I can imagine he may have know Antonette in Firtzgerald and thought it fine to marry her - have no idea if she were married before -

Anyway - it is a fascinating history and part of the history of Haralson County, too - it will take a while to see just where they lived and when - I don't remember the street in Atlanta - EAst Point - where they lived but assume it is the Ashby St. that is given in the record of the sale of the Estate - interesting that it was in her name - probably for tax purposes? Who knows.....

Wonderful to have all of this - can't thank you enough -
I am a retired Presbyterian missionary, we are still active and work from home - my husband and I lived in Brazil and he still goes back and forth - so that is why I was "late in life" starting my genealogy searches - and love it - have 7 g.children to keep us busy and "young" -

As we say in Lenoir, NC where I live - "preciate it" -

Jean Coleman


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