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From: Doug Leonard <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Migration Pitstops in New Madrid, MO.
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 14:16:24 -0500
Jean and TJ,
Just a quick note from the past (scanning for Culps), but thought I would
throw in my two cents worth on two points brought up from earlier posts.
At 09:26 AM 8/18/99 -0400, Jean posted to TJ:
>Aha! I thought so, too!
> > "anyway... the Langstons and Jefferys knew each other before
> > they came to Izard Co. tjh"
>Mary LANGSTON is shown as having been born in MO. Do you think they were
>at New Madrid together?
This is a tid-bit on Syntha Jeffery daughter of Ole Jesse Jeffery.
My grandmother Lula Mae (Eades) Morrow says Syntha used to tell her dad
"Dave" Eades (grandson of Syntha) about the New Madrid earth quake when he
growing up saying "she was about 11 years old and living in New
Madrid, MO where she saw the splits in the earth." Per Lula, the
quake started on Dec. 11, 1811 and went into 1812 as passed down
Looks like my Ole Jesse and Syntha were in New Madrid in 1811. Was
actually an earth shaking experience for them. :)
Syntha was born 1797 in Kentucky.
Just thought I would throw that back at you. Any of our other earlier
lines known to have been in New Madrid? What about any of the other Izard
Co. lines/researchers, any go throw New Madrid, MO.?
Oh yes, before I could get this out, Jean posted from JJ Sams (perfect
"James Jeffery (pencilled in dates above this of 1758-1844) moved from there
to the section of country called the New Madrid; he was living in the upper
edge of it in 1812 at the time of the great earthquake of that period when
the whole New Madrid country sunk several feet. He lived in a bottom
called Tywopity on the Mississippi about fifteen miles above the Ohio river
Its so nice to have Oral and Written history to agree so nicely.
So Ole James, Ole Jesse- and daughter Syntha were in New Madrid "together"
I wonder how close they lived to each other?
Also, if Ole James was there, the family probably was also. If they lived
close, Syntha then (1812) would be 15 yrs old, and Old James daughter Eda
would have been 12 yrs old. To say nothin about the adults visiting each
other, the children must have played together also. Very interesting.
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