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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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