Monday, August 14, 2006

Black Lab found on Manship Street







We have found a black lab on Manship St. in Belhaven. She has taken up my front porch as her primary residence. I don't really mind. We keep her watered and she lies on the slate under the fan. We have nic-named her Coltrane. She is very well behaved and light hearted. Coltrane showed up first on Saturday morning. I am fairly certain she could smell the bacon cooking. She has black spots on her tongue, no tags, and wears a red collar and a shock or battery collar.

I have attached a few pictures of her.

Give me a call or email me if this is your dog.
Dallis Ketchum

johndallisketchum@gmail.com
601 201 8136








Thursday, February 09, 2006

BIA Neighborhood News-Missing Cat


"Louis XIV was last seen 1/29/06 near the east end of Poplar. He is an unusual looking cat and I have attached a photo. He is a neutered male, not likely to let someone pick him up, has his claws, and wont bite or scratch anyone, has all vaccinations."

If anyone has seen him, please call the Casanos at 601-454-4635.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

BIA Neighborhood News - October 26, 2005

One more reminder about the BIA general meeting and seminar on tree replanting and renovations post-Katrina, which is TONIGHT starting at 5:30. Hope to see you there; details at the end of this email just before the signature block.

Don't miss Eric Stracener and the Frustrations at Playin' in the Park on Friday night in Laurel Street Park. Fun, face-painting, hayrides, GREAT live music, and its FREE. Bring your family, food and beverage of choice and enjoy! Starts at 6 p.m.

A neighbor has written to say that he talked to someone in the Mayor's office this morning, and the City has stated a preference for folks to trick-or-treat on Saturday evening (instead of on Monday the 31st). If you're in the trick-or-treating business or planning to answer your door with candy in hand, that might be good information to have... though, I'm sure plenty of folks will still be showing up on doorsteps on Monday night as well.

And, another neighbor (on Pinehurst) has written to say that he recently had a REAL scary experience, with two guys driving a late-90s model Buick LeSabre who pulled into the neighbor's driveway behind him as he came home about 8:30 p.m. a few nights ago. The guys flashed a gun as they opened the car door; the neighbor took off running around to the front of the house, and the guys drove off. JPD and Securitas are working on the incident, but a good lesson for all of us - be aware of who's behind you as you come and go, and report any suspicious characters to JPD and Securitas.

Belhaven College music professor and neighbor Andy Sauerwein writes to invite the neighbors to hear some of his compositional work, which will be presented on the Belhaven College Chamber Music Series next Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 pm in the Recital Room in the Center for the Arts. The program, entitled "conversations", features the Mississippi Orchestra's string quartet, pianist Carolyn Sachs, and a premiere work performed by the Belhaven College Guitar Ensemble. Cost is $10 general admission and $5 for students, or $25 for season tickets. For tickets or info, 601-965-7026.

Thanks.

BIA General Meeting and Board Elections TONIGHT- in lieu of the fall picnic this year, BIA is co-sponsoring with GBNF tomorrow evening's seminar, Rebuild, Replant, Restore (see below). At 5:30 p.m., before the seminar, we'll have a brief membership meeting including to elect new board members to the BIA board. We hope all our neighbors will come by at 5:30 for the meeting and some refreshments. BIA members in good standing for 2005 may vote on the board elections. (If you haven't gotten around to paying your 2005 dues, you can pay them - at a discounted rate - at the meeting, and you can also prepay your 2006 dues if you wish). The meeting will be in the Barber Auditorium in the Hood Library on the Belhaven College campus, starting at 5:30.

Rebuild, Replant, Restore: a seminar on care, assessment, and replanting of trees, plus information on how to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior renovations post-Hurricane Katrina. It’s sponsored by GBNF and the Belhaven Improvement Association, with Drew Bates, Ph.D., Area Horticulturist with the MSU Extension Service, and Leah Anderson, Senior Planner, City of Jackson Historic Preservation Commission. Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m., in the Barber Auditorium in Hood Library on the Belhaven College Campus. FREE; refreshments provided by BIA.


Margaret Oertling Cupples

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

BIA Neighborhood News - October 25, 2005

LOTS of Neighborhood News....

Reminder: BIA General Meeting and Board Elections TOMORROW - in lieu of the fall picnic this year, BIA is co-sponsoring with GBNF tomorrow evening's seminar, Rebuild, Replant, Restore (details below). At 5:30 p.m., before the seminar, we'll have a brief membership meeting including to elect new board members to the BIA board. We hope all our neighbors will come by at 5:30 for the meeting and some refreshments. BIA members in good standing for 2005 may vote on the board elections. (If you haven't gotten around to paying your 2005 dues, you can pay them
- at a discounted rate - at the meeting, and you can also prepay your 2006 dues if you wish). The meeting will be in the Barber Auditorium in the Hood Library on the Belhaven College campus, starting at 5:30.

Rebuild, Replant, Restore: a seminar on care, assessment, and replanting of trees, plus information on how to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior renovations post-Hurricane Katrina. It's sponsored by GBNF and the Belhaven Improvement Association, with Drew Bates, Ph.D., Area Horticulturist with the MSU Extension Service, and Leah Anderson, Senior Planner, City of Jackson Historic Preservation Commission. Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m., in the Barber Auditorium in Hood Library on the Belhaven College Campus. FREE; refreshments provided by BIA.

Fondren hosts Red Cross fundraiser and Halloween event: Saturday, October 29 starting at 4:30pm, if you dare, drive the winding path to the Schimmel haunted mansion. Teenage ghouls (Red Cross volunteers) will escort your little goblins through a festively decorated carnival like maze of: "bakery walk", "fish for prizes" "face painting/tatoos" and then wind up in an elaborately spooky haunted room up the creaky stairs (created just for little goblins). Complimentary appetizers at the Boo Bar for parents while their children are having the time of their life! The dining room opens at 6:30 for dinner and The House Rockers start at 10:30 for the adults. Lots of time in between to trick or treat, visit other events, get a baby sitter and come back to enjoy The House Rockers. Bring your friends, spread the word. All proceeds go to The Red Cross.

Belhaven College's 2005 Homecoming, "A New Face, For A Great Place," will take place November 3-5 on the Jackson campus. In addition to Belhaven reunion receptions for the classes of 1965, '75, '85 and '95, numerous special events will be held that include the Belhaven Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, the Theatre department's performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the Young Alumni gathering, a Children's Carnival, the football game against Kentucky Wesleyan College, the 50-Year Club meeting, the Alumni Awards brunch, and much more. Registration information and a full detail listing of the 2005 Homecoming festivities can be found by logging onto www.belhaven.edu , or by contacting the office of Alumni Relations at (601) 968-8738.

Also at Belhaven College, the Belhaven College Biology Department Fall Seminar Series presents Dr. Russell Blaylock, Visiting Professor of Biology, speaking on "Nutrition and the Brain". The lecture will be Friday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. in Barber Auditorium in the Hood Library. Dr. Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon, is the author of several books including: "Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life", "Excitotoxins", "Nutritional Strategies for Cancer Patients". The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, call 601-968-5964.

APAC Arts A-Cubed: Artists, Advocates and Accolades is hosting their Fall Fabulous Chili Dinner on Thursday, November 3, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Power APAC Cafeteria. The meal consists of a salad, roll, chili, dessert and iced tea. Cost: Aduts: $5.00, Students and Younger: $3.00. If you sign up for a membership that evening you receive $1.00 off your meal! Take-out is available. Come and congratulate Power APAC's Ms. Leslie Barker, Chair of Theatre Arts, selected as one of MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce's Metro Teachers of the Year!

Millsaps events: The Millsaps Singers, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Coker, will present "One World, Many Musics: Music from around the World" Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Ford Academic Complex on the Millsaps College campus. A donation of $5 is requested. Selections will include "Salmo 150" (Brazil), "O Magnum Mysterium" (Venezuela), "Soon I Will Be Done/Praise His Holy Name!" (United States) and "Dravidian Dithyramb" (India). For more information, call 601-974-1034.

Millsaps College has announced its Spring 2006 Leadership Seminar in the Humanities. This semester-long class will be on "Eudora Welty's Short
Fiction: The Biographical Contexts." Professor Suzanne Marrs of the Millsaps faculty will teach the seminar which can be taken for four hours graduate credit or as a noncredit offering. The class will begin with a weekend retreat and thereafter meet for the semester on Wednesday mornings 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $800. Call 601-974-1130 for a brochure.


Also at Millsaps: Longing, love and life will be explored through music in a recital by Dr. Cheryl Coker on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. in the recital hall of the Ford Academic Complex on the Millsaps College campus. The recital is free and open to the public. Selections include an early Italian cantata written by G. F. Handel and performed by voice, cello and harpsichord, Franz Schubert's setting of The Shepherd on the Rock, two arias from a Spanish opera, a group of poems by Emily Dickinson set to music and the Italian aria "O luce di quest'anima" from Donizetti's opera Linda di Chamounix. For more information, contact Linda Nix, 601-974-1422, or nixls@millsaps.edu.

And, The Millsaps College Department of Religious studies, in cooperation with the D. L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation, will host a Faith and Reason Seminar featuring Dr. John Dominic Crossan October 27, 28 and 29 in the Christian Center on the Millsaps College campus in Jackson. Crossan is a prolific author and a frequent guest on national television. He is professor emeritus of religious studies at DePaul University, and has written 20 books on the historical Jesus in the last 30 years, four of which have become national religious best sellers. The subject of the seminar is "Jesus & Paul and Rome & America: Disaster Comes from Nature; Injustice Comes from Empire." The cost for attending all four sessions is $100. Individual sessions are $30 each. Registering for all four sessions also enables the subscriber to attend the student conferences for free. Seminar participants can also attend a book signing and coffee with Dr. Crossan on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. Call 1-800-882-7424 to register, or contact the D. L. Dykes, Jr., Foundation at 1-800-882-7424 or email dykesfoundation@bellsouth.net.

The Manship House Museum asks us to remind neighbors in Belhaven about its hours and mission. The museum interprets the daily life of an interesting nineteenth-century Mississippi family through the house the family lived in for so many years. Until its acquisition by the state of Mississippi in 1975, the Manship House had been continuously occupied by members of the Manship family since its construction in 1857. The Manship House Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Group tours are available by prior reservation.

The Greater Belhaven Market has new fall hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday mornings. Please stop by - great place to do that holiday shopping!

New Stage Theatre continues its 40th Anniversary season with the haunting tale The Woman in Black, which runs October 18 through 30, 2005. Ticket prices are $22.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, or charge by phone by calling (601) 948-3531.

Playin' in the Park is coming up on October 28. It is sponsored by Friends of Laurel Street Park and Belhaven Garden Club. Bring the kids and your own food and beverages. 6 to 9 p.m. at the park, with live music by Eric Stracener & friends. It seemed to be a big success last year; hopefully this year will be even better!

Margaret Oertling Cupples
BIA Board of Directors
mcupples@bradleyarant.com
Direct dial: 601-592-9914

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Monday, October 17, 2005

BIA Neighborhood News - October 17, 2005

Katherine Culpepper asks if anyone has seen Dozer, her liver-and-white
English Springer Spaniel, who's been missing in the Belhaven area since
Thursday (10/13). He was wearing a walking harness with rabies tag.
There is a $250 reward; call 454-5716 or 918-8575 or 454-5727 if you can
help.

Jill Lazarus is looking for a good home or homes for two dogs belonging
to a friend who is ill and cannot continue to care for the dogs. They
are a chow and a chow/german shepherd mix. Jill says, "They are very
friendly and loving and really need someone who can give them a home.
They can be adopted separately -- no need to go to the same home. Also,
we are certainly open to anybody who would be willing to foster them in
their home until a permanent adoption can take place. Both are in
excellent health. Please leave my name and telephone numbers if anyone
is interested." If you are, contact Jill Lazarus at 352-9859 (home) or
212-9859 (cell).

BIA's fall annual meeting (and board member elections) will be held on
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Barber Auditorium of the Hood
Library at Belhaven College. We're skipping the fall picnic this year
in favor of co-sponsoring the seminar on replanting and rebuilding
(details below), which will immediately follow the BIA meeting. All
neighbors are welcome to attend the meeting and program; refreshments
will be provided, and we'd love to see you there!

Rebuild, Replant, Restore: a seminar on care, assessment, and
replanting of trees, plus information on how to apply for a Certificate
of Appropriateness for exterior renovations post-Hurricane Katrina.
It's sponsored by GBNF and the Belhaven Improvement Association, with
Drew Bates, Ph.D., Area Horticulturist with the MSU Extension Service,
and Leah Anderson, Senior Planner, City of Jackson Historic Preservation
Commission. Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m., in the Barber
Auditorium in Hood Library on the Belhaven College Campus. FREE;
refreshments provided by BIA.

Playin' in the Park is coming up on October 28. It is sponsored by
Friends of Laurel Street Park and Belhaven Garden Club. Bring the kids
and your own food and beverages. 6 to 9 p.m. at the park, with live
music by Eric Stracener & friends. It seemed to be a big success last
year; hopefully this year will be even better!

It's time for another Greater Belhaven Yard Sale Day! These biannual
events, now in their 3rd year, promote neighborhood awareness while
concentrating yard sale traffic on a single day, ensuring a big crowd of
shoppers. Visitors to the neighborhood are introduced to the wonders of
the Saturday morning Belhaven Market as well. Securitas and JPD
cooperate by beefing up patrols so sellers and shoppers alike feel
secure. Participating in the event is easy. The harder part is getting
your stuff together. Even harder may be getting up in the dark on
Saturday, November 19! Nonetheless, your humble abode will look and
feel a whole lot lighter when you're done and hordes of happy shoppers
will have treasures galore - just in time for holiday gifting. To get
started, you have to come up with "merchandise" around your house.
Unload closets & cabinets; clean out the attic &/or basement &/or
garage; and generally de-clutter everywhere you can. Once you've priced
all your goodies & made plans to arrange them (on tables, in boxes, on
racks) for sale, you and the entire family and/or all the close friends
you manage to recruit get up really, really early on Saturday, November
19, to put in all on display and sell, sell, sell! This is not a
fundraiser but there is a $15 fee per site to cover promotional costs
(newspaper ads, posters, flyers at the Market a few weeks in advance).
The kind folks at N.U.T.S. (Neat Used Things for Sale), the thrift shop
of The Good Samaritan Center on Millsaps & Mill Streets, will gladly
pick up unsold goods the Monday after the sale. For more information or
to sign up to participate, contact Lynn Clark, 601/720-5966 or
lynnclark@jam.rr.com

Finally, my apologies to the nice folks in the Midcity Neighborhood who
invited us all to their neighborhood picnic this past Saturday afternoon
- unfortunately, my email was down and I wasn't able to send out the
announcement, but we hope that they'll invite us back next time!

Margaret Oertling Cupples
BIA Board of Directors
Direct Dial: 601-592-9914
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Friday, October 14, 2005

BIA Neighborhood News - October 14, 2005 -2-

Stop by the Belhaven Market tomorrow a.m. from 8 to noon for all kinds of treats and tricks, edible and otherwise. The first annual Market Carnival is Oct. 29 - trick or treating, costume contest, and more.

Also, if you are wondering what all that info at the bottom of the last email was concerning the Boyd family, here's what I left out. Sorry!

Oaks Chairman Katie Breese writes, "The Oaks has another need or two with which Belhaven and Heights residents could help. Our historic landscape researcher (Prof. Susan Turner of LSU) seeks copies of old photographs of The Oaks property... incidental or direct shots... from any angle. These are critical to developing an accurate depiction of the grounds, accounting for trees and plantings that may have been in place for more than a century. Could you ask Belhaven or Heights old-timers 1) whether they have any historic photos of the The Oaks or the 800 block of Jefferson that may include the home, or know of anyone who might have historic photos of The Oaks; 2) whether they have first-hand knowledge of how the property looked prior to 1930, or know anyone who would have first-hand knowledge -- particularly of the plantings around the home? Another critical part of our research involves finding Boyd descendants. Any information on living Boyd relatives would be very much appreciated. The following is about all we know. Mayor James Hervey Boyd, Sr.(1809-1877) and Eliza Ellis Boyd (1823-1902) had six children.
1. Newton Halsey Boyd b.1845 married Mary Elizabeth Allen (daughter of John B. Allen) in 1872 and had children. He died in 1912 in Ft. Worth, TX. They had sons Hervey Allen Boyd, b. 1872, James Halsey Boyd, b. 1876, William Power Boyd, b. 1877, and Ellis H. Boyd, b. 1885 in Texas. Ellis H. Boyd married Ivie Lee in Brownwood, TX, and they had children, Ellis Boyd, Jr., Prescilla Ray Boyd and Betty Lee Boyd. Newton Halsey Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Allen also had a daughter Lelia Boyd, b, 1874. She married Fred H. Fry in Ft. Worth, TX in 1898.
2. Sarah (Sallie) Eliza Boyd b. 1847 married Lyman.C. Gunn in 1870 and had children. He died in Nashville in 1914. She died there in 1944. Their children were Daisy Gunn, b. 1873, James Boyd Gunn b 1874, Mineola Gunn, b. 1876, Ellis Morrhead Gunn, b. 1881, Carrie Gunn, b. 1887. A son Lyman Bruckner Gunn b. 1871, died in 1876, still a child. Mineola Gunn died in St. Louis, MO in 1897. Their daughter Daisy Gunn Ezzell (Mrs. Clyde Ezzell who lived at 1901 Scott Ave in Nashville in 1947) died in 1972; Carolyn(Carrie) Gunn Davis, (Mrs. W. E. Davis of Madison, TN) died in the same year. Mrs. Davis was thought to have had some of the original furniture belonging to her Boyd grandparents.
3. Mary Elizabeth Boyd married Richard F. McGill, Sr. and had two children, Richard (unmarried 1881-67) and Mary (unmarried 1883-66) Mary Elizabeth died in The Oaks, her home since birth in 1939. Her daughter lived in the home until 1960, when the Boyd home was bought by the NSCDA/MS. Richared F. McGill, Sr. had a brother John, who was mayor of Jackson from 1874-88.
4. James Anzie Boyd, married Lillie Irene Hallam and he died in 1940 in Wesson, MS. They had children. One was H.H. Boyd, living in Wesson in 1947, who wrote to his cousin Daisy Gunn Ezzell of Nashville in that year. Another may have been Mary Nell Boyd, Mrs. John Maury McIntyre of Greenwood, MS. She is said to have owned some of the Boyd furniture.
5. Sue Morehead Boyd married Benjamin G. Harris and died (in childbirth?) at Mineola, TX in 1881.
6. John Hargrove Boyd married Ellen Henry of Nashville, TN. A Presbyterian minister, he studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and served a small church in Memphis before moving to Portland Oregon, where he died in 1928. They had children. One was John Hervey Boyd, Vice Consul to Algeria and cited for meritorious service during World War II.
Mayor James Hervey Boyd, father of the clan above, had a brother Gordon D. Boyd who married Rebecca Williams. They may have lived near Koscuisko.Their son Rasselas Boyd married Minnie Coleman, whose son, Raselas Coleman Boyd married Jessie Clark. R.C.Boyd's daughter was Minnie Elizabeth Boyd, 1901-1996, who died in Tarrant TX. Minnie was married to Othar Charles Williamson of McCullouch, TX (d. 1957). Their children were, Betty W. Williamson, b. 1924 and James Calvin Williamson, b. 1928, both born in McCullouch, TX.
Mayor James Hervey Boyd had two other brothers identified in family photos and letters: John lived in Missouri in the 1870s, and Robert Boyd, residence unknown.
Eliza Ellis Boyd was the daughter of James E. and Sarah Morehead Ellis of KY. Her uncle was Gov. Morehead of that state. Her brother was Turner E. Ellis, an early settler and merchant in Jackson, before he moved to St. Louis. She also had a sister, Susannah Ellis Ledbetter (1815-1885), wife of Joseph H. Ledbetter (1811-1878) of Jackson. They are buried in the Boyd family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.
All of these direct or collateral family lines are of interest to The Oaks. Any additional information, or corrections to the above, would be appreciated. We hope to find descendants of Mayor Boyd's family. There must be many." If you have information about these requests that you can share, please contact Oaks Board member Jane Alexander at (601) 968-9314 or email her at jalexander3@jam.rr.com.




Margaret Oertling Cupples
BIA Board of Directors
Direct Dial: 601-592-9914
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BIA Neighborhood News - October 14, 2005 -1-

Sorry to be so late on this news, BUT - the City of Jackson is compiling a list of names of senior citizens or the disabled who might need help in removing debris from their yards in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A company has contacted the city and offered to render services free of charge to help these people remove tree limbs, branches and other debris caused by the storm. The City is trying to compile this list by TODAY so that the company can make arrangements to do this work. If you have questions, please call Nash Nunnery at 601-960-6615.

BIA's fall annual meeting (and board member elections) will be held on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Barber Auditorium of the Hood Library at Belhaven College. We're skipping the fall picnic this year in favor of co-sponsoring the seminar on replanting and rebuilding (details below), which will immediately follow the BIA meeting. All neighbors are welcome to attend the meeting and program; refreshments will be provided, and we'd love to see you there!

Rebuild, Replant, Restore: a seminar on care, assessment, and replanting of trees, plus information on how to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior renovations post-Hurricane Katrina. It’s sponsored by GBNF and the Belhaven Improvement Association, with Drew Bates, Ph.D., Area Horticulturist with the MSU Extension Service, and Leah Anderson, Senior Planner, City of Jackson Historic Preservation Commission. Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m., in the Barber Auditorium in Hood Library on the Belhaven College Campus. FREE; refreshments provided by BIA.


If anyone ended up with an extra tent cover after Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights, it likely belongs to Tisha and Coleman Green, who didn't get their tent cover back -- it's a green and white striped plastic "sack" style cover for a 10 x 10 easy-up tent. Their name is on it. If anyone has it, they can call Tisha at 601-352-8850 (w) or 601-948-8670 (h). Thanks!

New Stage Theatre continues its 40th Anniversary season with the haunting ghost play The Woman in Black. The performances are October 19-30 with a preview performance on October 18. Ticket prices are $22.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, or charge by phone by calling (601) 948-3531. SPECIAL OFFER FOR GREATER BELHAVEN RESIDENTS: $12 tickets for the Oct. 18 preview show. Call the box office to reserve your special price tickets and mention this email.

The Millsaps Players, under the direction of Sam Sparks, will bring a powerful mix of myth and love on stage with the first production of the 2005-06 season, Metamorphoses, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 through 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Christian Center Auditorium on the Millsaps College campus. Tickets are $8 for seniors and students, $10 general admission. Don't miss seeing the special staging, which includes an actual pond, yes, 13,000 pounds of water on the Christian Center stage, plus original music by Millsaps professor and neighbor Dr. Steven Smith. For more info, call 601-974-1321 or lefavbw@millsaps.edu

At least three families displaced by Hurricane Katrina are living in apartments owned by Nejam Properties. They are in need of help. A list of specific over-the-counter medications and clothing sizes and needs can be obtained from Virgi Lindsay at vlindsay@greaterbelhaven.com, but in addition, the families all are in need of basic household items such as Kitchen and Laundry: Silverware, paper towels, plastic storage bags, trash bags, pots, pans, dishes, bleach, laundry and dish detergents and bath soap; Bedding: Sheets, blankets, quilts, baby blankets and quilts. Food: canned meats, soups, fruit, juices, baby food, etc. Hygiene: Deodorant, soap, baby soap, toothpaste, body lotions. Other Requests: ironing board, TV, Radio, computer, childrens' games & toys. Furniture: Baby beds, mattresses. Please bring new or gently used items to the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation at 954 Fortification Street or to Nejam Properties, 904 Morningside. These items will be distributed to the families. For more information contact Virgi Lindsay at 601.352.8850.

Playin' in the Park is coming up on October 28. It is sponsored by Friends of Laurel Street Park and Belhaven Garden Club. Bring your own food and beverages. 6 to 9 p.m. at the park, with live music by Eric Stracener & friends. It seemed to be a big success last year; hopefully this year will be even better!
Margaret Oertling Cupples/BIA Board of Directors/601-592-9914

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Here's the info about the Boyd family:

Mayor James Hervey Boyd, Sr.(1809-1877) and Eliza Ellis Boyd (1823-1902) had six children.

1. Newton Halsey Boyd b.1845 married Mary Elizabeth Allen (daughter of John B. Allen) in 1872 and had children. He died in 1912 in Ft. Worth, TX. They had sons Hervey Allen Boyd, b. 1872, James Halsey Boyd, b. 1876, William Power Boyd, b. 1877, and Ellis H. Boyd, b. 1885 in Texas. Ellis H. Boyd married Ivie Lee in Brownwood, TX, and they had children, Ellis Boyd, Jr., Prescilla Ray Boyd and Betty Lee Boyd. Newton Halsey Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Allen also had a daughter Lelia Boyd, b, 1874. She married Fred H. Fry in Ft. Worth, TX in 1898.

2. Sarah (Sallie) Eliza Boyd b. 1847 married Lyman.C. Gunn in 1870 and had children. He died in Nashville in 1914. She died there in 1944. Their children were Daisy Gunn, b. 1873, James Boyd Gunn b 1874, Mineola Gunn, b. 1876, Ellis Morrhead Gunn, b. 1881, Carrie Gunn, b. 1887. A son Lyman Bruckner Gunn b. 1871, died in 1876, still a child. Mineola Gunn died in St. Louis, MO in 1897. Their daughter Daisy Gunn Ezzell (Mrs. Clyde Ezzell who lived at 1901 Scott Ave in Nashville in 1947) died in 1972; Carolyn(Carrie) Gunn Davis, (Mrs. W. E. Davis of Madison, TN) died in the same year. Mrs. Davis was thought to have had some of the original furniture belonging to her Boyd grandparents.

3. Mary Elizabeth Boyd married Richard F. McGill, Sr. and had two children, Richard (unmarried 1881-67) and Mary (unmarried 1883-66) Mary Elizabeth died in The Oaks, her home since birth in 1939. Her daughter lived in the home until 1960, when the Boyd home was bought by the NSCDA/MS. Richared F. McGill, Sr. had a brother John, who was mayor of Jackson from 1874-88.

4. James Anzie Boyd, married Lillie Irene Hallam and he died in 1940 in Wesson, MS. They had children. One was H.H. Boyd, living in Wesson in 1947, who wrote to his cousin Daisy Gunn Ezzell of Nashville in that year. Another may have been Mary Nell Boyd, Mrs. John Maury McIntyre of Greenwood, MS. She is said to have owned some of the Boyd furniture.

5. Sue Morehead Boyd married Benjamin G. Harris and died (in childbirth?) at Mineola, TX in 1881.

6. John Hargrove Boyd married Ellen Henry of Nashville, TN. A Presbyterian minister, he studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and served a small church in Memphis before moving to Portland Oregon, where he died in 1928. They had children. One was John Hervey Boyd, Vice Consul to Algeria and cited for meritorious service during World War II.

Mayor James Hervey Boyd, father of the clan above, had a brother Gordon D. Boyd who married Rebecca Williams. They may have lived near Koscuisko.Their son Rasselas Boyd married Minnie Coleman, whose son, Raselas Coleman Boyd married Jessie Clark. R.C.Boyd's daughter was Minnie Elizabeth Boyd, 1901-1996, who died in Tarrant TX. Minnie was married to Othar Charles Williamson of McCullouch, TX (d. 1957). Their children were, Betty W. Williamson, b. 1924 and James Calvin Williamson, b. 1928, both born in McCullouch, TX.

Mayor James Hervey Boyd, had two other brothers identified in family photos and letters: John lived in Missouri in the 1870s, and Robert Boyd, residence unknown.

Eliza Ellis Boyd was the daughter of James E. and Sarah Morehead Ellis of KY. Her uncle was Gov. Morehead of that state. Her brother was Turner E. Ellis, an early settler and merchant in Jackson, before he moved to St. Louis. She also had a sister, Susannah Ellis Ledbetter (1815-1885), wife of Joseph H. Ledbetter (1811-1878) of Jackson. They are buried in the Boyd family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.

All of these direct or collateral family lines are of interest to The Oaks. Any additional information, or corrections to the above, would be appreciated. We hope to find descendants of Mayor Boyd's family. There must be many.




Margaret Oertling Cupples
Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP
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Monday, October 03, 2005

BIA Neighborhood News - October 3, 2005

Puppy free to good home: Neighbor Ron Welch's daughter rescued a puppy (looks like a purebred Rottweiler) from the roadside. Puppy is about 8 weeks old, energetic, confident, in good health (has had all initial shots, etc.) and is looking for a home. She comes with a 3x3 cage, chew toys and puppy chow. Call Ron at 601-352-6420 or email prisonlaw@aol.com for more details.

Oaks Docents Needed: The Oaks House Museum, located at 823 North Jefferson Street in Belhaven Heights, is searching for one or more part-time docents to give tours of the restored and period-furnished 1853 Greek Revival cottage, the oldest extant residence in Jackson. Docents open the house for tours at 10 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and close it at 3 p.m. During slack times, docents provide data-entry and other marketing and administrative support for the museum. Men or women who wish to be docents need no experience (they will be trained); however, familiarity with VCRs, computers and fax machines is a plus. Ideally, docents will have finished at least two years of college, love history (and preferably the Greater Belhaven neighborhood), agree to follow museum guidelines as outlined in training, enjoy greeting and educating the public (of all ages), be of good character, and be capable of the physical requirements of assisting others as they walk around the house and grounds. A typical docent will work one or two 5-hour days per week. The hourly pay is $7. But getting to know this wonderful house and telling its story is priceless! The Oaks welcomes any interested applicants; positions are open immediately. Applicants should contact Oaks Chairman Katie Breese at ahoykt@aol.com or 601-956-9606 to apply before Oct. 4, or after that date contact Jane Alexander (601) 968-9314 or email her at jalexander3@jam.rr.com.
Drive for the Cure - Hederman Cancer Center sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness event: In an effort to support October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Cancer Services encourages the public to drive by the Hederman Cancer Center, 1227 North State Street, on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to pick up a breast cancer awareness information packet. Those driving by also have a chance to win a Baptist Breast Health Center robe, a piece of Gail Pittman's Hope Baptist Cancer Services design or a free screening mammogram. "Participants don't even have to get out of their car," said Baptist Breast Health Specialist Mary Ellen Yarbrough, R.N. MSN. "We'll give them their packets through their car windows. It's so important to get the word out about monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammograms." The first 50 participants will receive a free breast cancer awareness t-shirt. If you can't come by, log on to the Baptist website at www.mbhs.org. From the website, you can register for prizes and learn more about breast cancer. "Today, over 2 million women in the US have been treated for breast cancer with a five year relative survival rate for localized breast cancer increasing from 72% in 1940s to 97% today," Yarbrough added. In 2005, an estimated 2,350 Mississippians will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 450 will die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Learn how early detection could save your life. Look for more information on a Breast Cancer awareness seminar on October 25 at Northpark Mall.

Fenian's Pub Hosts Benefit Concert for New Orleans Musicians from 2p.m.-10p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. Minimum Donation $5.00 at door. The featured musicians are displaced residents of New Orleans and all proceeds from the door will be going to the performers. The line up features Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives, Chris Boone of Sol Fiya, Mike West and Lynn Drury.


Margaret Oertling Cupples

BIA Board of Directors

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