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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Great Grandmother's True Stories-Jesse Tatum
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:15:06 -0500
That was great! I have a few TATUMS connected to my LAWSONS, etc. Do you
suppose yours might have had MO connections??
At 12:56 PM 11/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Say boys, I'm going to tell you a little story about Jesse Tatum. He was my
>father. He was a man that was loved and respected by all that knew him. He
>was loved and respected for his righteousness and loyalty. He loved God
>supremely and was very loyal to truth and righteousness. He didn't fear
>those that had the power to kill the body, but he rather feared the one that
>had power to destroy both soul and body in hell. There came a time in his
>life when he proved this to the world during the great rebellion of 1861 to
>Father held to the Union of the United States while most everyone gave in
>during the hard conflict between the North and the South. Some of the
>Southern Soldiers came around and gathered up what few old union men that
>were in the country and carried them to headquarters that was then camping at
>Cedar Grove. A small group came after Father. The group was headed by
>Captain Jim Morris who was a Friend to Father. They were going to take him
>to headquarters and put him on the stand and make him renounce his sentiments
>and take an oath that he would support the rebels. Father went with them.
>He and Captain Morris rode together and the rest of the company rode in the
>rear. Father said, "Jim, you are taking me up to headquarters to make me
>renounce my sentiments and I am not going to do anything of the kind." He
>said, "You can just kill me if you want to, you won't beat me out of many of
>my days, no way, for I am getting old. I am not going to tell a lie."
>Captain Morris told him to hush. He said he was afraid that those in the
>real would shoot Father.
>They reached their destination and Captain Morris took the head officials to
>one side and told them the story and filed for Father's life. Captain Morris
>knew that Father was a man of his word and would die by his principle and he
>would not want to see him shot. Thus, Captain Morris saved Father's life.
>So much for firmness and no doubt Father was trusting in the one that hath
>power who works through human agency. Captain Morris was the only man that
>could save him from the death of the blood thirsty rebels. Now boys, I think
>that such loyalty to truth is an honor to anyone's name. This Jesse Tatum
>was my father and was your great great grandfather and perhaps some of his
>blood flows through your body and perhaps will crop out sometime in life.
>You will sometime in your life have the chance to show your colors.
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