Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Although the details of what happened are unclear, a reward for the apprehension of two suspects was issued by Governor Madison S. Perry on September 14, 1860. Here is the notice that was published in the Tallahassee Floridian newspaper on October 6, 1860:
STATE OF FLORIDA
Whereas, Information has been this day filed in the Executive Department that a brutal murder was committed in Jackson County, during the night of the 20th ultimo, on the body of William J. Bazzell, by Daniel O. Neel, and Samuel H. Chisolm, and that they have fled from justice,
Now, therefore, in order that said Neel and Chisolm may be brought to condign punishment, I, Madison S. Perry, Governor of the State aforesaid, and by this my public proclamation, offer TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS reward for the apprehension and delivery of said criminals to the Sheriff of Jackson County.
MEN. – Daniel O. Neel is a middle aged man, about five feet ten inches high, --- black hair, with white lock on the right side of his head; of dark complexion, and heavy countenance, has very penetrating grey eyes, has a scar on his right arm between the wrist and elbow, made by a half ounce bullet, weight about 140 or 145 pounds, and wore at the time of his escape a very heavy beard. He is an Engineer by trade.
Samuel H. Chisolm is about twenty-one years ago, has fair skin prominent nose, blue-eyes, large mouth and dark curly hair; has rather a good countenance, is fine looking, and talks well and freely. Is about six feet high and wighs about 160 pounds, was clean shaven when he escaped.
It Testimony Whereof, I have hereto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Florida. Done at the Capitol, in the city of Tallahassee, this 14th day of September, A.D. 1860.
Governor of Florida.
By the Governor – Attest:
Secretary of State.
The Florida Sentinal and Marianna Patriot run four times, and forward bills to the Comptroller’s office for settlement.
September 15, 1860.
Friday, January 25, 2008
If you've tried to pick up a copy of Two Egg, Florida: A Collection of Ghost Stories, Legends and Unusual Facts at Chipola River Book and Tea in Marianna this week, you already know this, but the most recent printing of the book has sold out. A new round is on the way and should be on hand by the end of next week.
In the meantime, if you would like to purchase copies, they are still in stock through www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com.
If you would prefer to order by mail, you can also send a check or money order to me and I'll be glad to place the order and have the book shipped to you. The price is $16.95 for the book plus $4.60 for shipping (Total amount: $20.55).
The address is:
P.O. Box 180814
Fort Smith, AR 72918
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Mainly this is because I think that many television stations have gotten so consumed with profits that they have forgotten what community service and involvement is all about. (I am far from being anti-profit, but I think you understand what I mean.)
This is why I have become such a fan of a developing project in Marianna called "Chipola College TV." Produced by a dedicated staff at Chipola College, the channel carries programs of interest to viewers in the counties served by the college. It is available on cable and, if you live in an area where you can't get cable, can also be seen live on the internet.
I'm particularly a fan of a program called "Southern Heritage" that airs every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (Central Time). The show features a wide variety of interviews and videos exploring the history and rich heritage of the area. They visit historic sites, interview authors and give you chances to relive history.
If you would like to watch "Southern Heritage," just go to my website at www.exploresouthernhistory.com and you will find a link to Chipola College TV. The program airs every Tuesday night at 7 p.m., so that is when you need to click in if you would like to watch. You can see the other programs at CCTV any time you like by following the link.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
All the prayers for rain are being answered.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
- San Nicolas and San Carlos, The Spanish Missions of Jackson County
- Ellicott's Observatory, 1799
- The Perryman Family and the War of 1812
- The First Seminole War
- Andrew Jackson's March through Jackson County
- First Settlements
- The Establishment of Jackson County
- Greenwood and Campbellton
- Marianna vs. Webbville
- The Ghost of Bellamy Bridge
- Fort Marianna and the Second Seminole War
- The Plantation Era
- The Riverboat Era
- The Calhoun County War of 1860
- The War Between the States
- The Battle of Marianna
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Framed prints of my black and white photograph of the historic Dellwood Methodist Church are now available for purchase at www.exploresouthernhistory.com/dalecox.
Matted and framed in your choice of oak, black wood or black aluminum gallery faming, these prints are available for $65.
Black and white prints of the Russ House in Marianna are also availabel, and other images from my photography collection will be coming soon.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Such tragedies were sad facts of life during the late 1800s, when Lovedale was founded. Disease, malnutrition, lack of modern medicines and other causes contributed to claim many children before they reached the age of 5. The number of graves of children at cemeteries like the one in Lovedale is a sobering testimony to the fact that the "good old days" weren't always so good.
Despite such tragedy, however, the people who survived the hard times built families and homes and helped make Jackson County the special place it is today. There is much history in the tombstones around Two Egg.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
It brings to mind a couple of events from my childhood. When I was four or five years old, I remember we had a freeze in Two Egg with temperatures dipping to within a degree or two of 0. I remember it well because the ponds and lakes froze completely over and my father had to use an axe to chop up the ice so the livestock could get water.
The biggest snowfall I recall in Two Egg was the one that hit during the winter of (I think) 1974. We had an all night snow that left an accumulation of 8 inches on the ground. It actually drifted up on fence rows and took days to melt. I've lived in many areas of the country where 8 inches of snow didn't really cause major problems, but take my word for it, an 8 inch snow in Two Egg, Florida, is a big deal!
If you are staying in out of the cold and looking for ways to occupy your time, considering browsing through my website at www.exploresouthernhistory.com. It is filled with photographs and details on historic sites and points of interest all across the South. I think you might enjoy it.
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- The Bazzell Murder - 1860
- Two Egg, Florida - The Book
- Lovedale featured in the "Jackson County Times"
- "Southern Heritage" on Chipola College TV
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- New Book: "A History of Jackson County, Florida" t...
- Two Egg was once part of Fayette County
- Sylvania Plantation - Home of Governor John Milton...
- The Legend of Two-Toe Tom
- William Henry Cox - A Two Egg pioneer
- Prints available of Dellwood Methodist Church
- Milly Francis and Duncan McKrimmon
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- Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery
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