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6 thoughts on “Privacy

  1. Ellen Ramsey

    Congratulations on your new website, Mr. Brown! I have followed your previous site for a few years and have enjoyed all posts. I believe that history is of utmost importance for so many reasons, especially southern history and legacy. Thank you for all of your hard work, diligence and commitment.

  2. Phillip Layne

    What is the mailing address if I want to send a check to help restore the Cedar Grove Methodist Church in Tattnall County?

  3. Tom Hodgson

    For Effingham County GA residents, the Historic Effingham Society has a nice museum and living history site in Springfield. People do research there and donate to the archives. 912-754-6631

  4. Roberta Sheffield

    Dear Brian,I have contacted you through email but you never answered me back iam trying to get information on my daddy who recently passed away his name is william luther sheffield he was raised by Tal and zesta hillard of rhine Georgia he had a father his name was homer sheffield i have lots of photos back in the 1920 them picking cotton if you have any info on these people please email me thanks

  5. Cheryl Kesling

    Hi Brian,
    I’ve emailed you before about Surrency, GA. I grew up there as a child. I have a question. Do you accept photos from other people for your website? The reason I ask is because I don’t know that I would have ever found the old Surrency train depot building without one of the former locals helping me. I took a photo of it and a one room school house (several years ago) setting out on a farm south of Surrency. Whoever hauled it off painted it and the old school house red. The depot still had a dividing wall in the middle inside. Train tickets were purchased by whites on one side and people of color on the other side. My mother said the one room school house was the first school house in Surrency. I’d love to share the photos with you if you haven’t found the depot yourself by now.
    Thanks for your time…
    Still missing Georgia!
    Sherry (Lott) Kesling


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