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Circle of Family: Everard Meade Wilson

Today’s Wilson family essay is about Emmett’s older brother, Everard Meade Wilson, 1873-1914. Meade was the fifth son of Dr. Francis C. and Elizabeth Wilson. He went by “Meade;” named for Everard Meade, Elizabeth’s brother-in-law, and husband of her sister, Lucy Brockenbrough Maxwell Meade. Meade was born in Holly Springs, […]

A Seeker from Another Time

It turns out that I’m not the only one who has sought out information on Emmett Wilson. The letter was sent to Emmett’s sister, Katie. The writer of this letter, Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac Hamilton, was an impressive fellow. He was a professor and historian, and his big project was […]

I Know Where You Were

I do periodic revisits of different databases, since they are updated from time-to-time. For example, Chronicling America (one of my favorites), which updated their electronic holdings of The Pensacola Journal back in June. Sometimes I just don’t catch everything on the first run-through. Database revisits are akin to editing drafts. […]