Notes from the White County Historical Society

By Charlene Shields

Notes from the White County Historical Society as they appear in "The Carmi Times."

Copyright ©2001 by "The Carmi Times" Permission to reprint granted to Cindy Birk Conley and the ILGenWeb by Barry Cleveland, editor, "The Carmi Times."

Information submitted, and information sought

Last week, when discussing the volunteers for cemetery reading, I
mentioned Raleigh Sutton was probably our most devoted reader in that he
alone is doing Carmi's Maple Ridge Cemetery--and he lives in Elgin! I
failed to mention that while he's doing this, he also found time to do a
comprehensive book on the Cotton family and donated one to our library.

Bill Langford of Florida brought us in another big book on several
families in his line. He has been particularly helpful in donating
anything he has done.

There are many of you working on your lines. We'd like to make copies
of what you have. You don't have to have it in book form. Perhaps you
just have your work in a loose-leaf notebook. We'd still like to copy it
for our files. It might be very helpful to someone coming in.

COPELAND: Peggie L. Dolch (18 Forest View Drive, Chester, NJ 07930),
wonders if any of our readers are doing any research on the Copelin
(Copeland) line. She'd like to hear from you. We've been able to come up
with the obituaries of her great-grandparents, James and Ellen Copelin,
and some other bits of material to help her. However, there's probably
someone out there who could really help Peggie.


Information from Don Carter (1722 Ewing, Evansville, IN 47712; e-mail
[email protected]; telephone 1-812-422-5706) says a relative has just
completed a book entitled "Mark Twain and 8,100 Goggin Kin." The
480-page book, with hardback cover, sells for $35 postage paid. Some of
the White County people who contributed information for the book were
Bill Logan, Margaret Logan and Ralph Campbell. He mentions the children
of Alex and Malinda Logan--the White County part of this big family:
William Robinson Logan, who married Fanny Blake; Mary Jane Logan, who
married Robert Dean Campbell; James G. Logan, who married Margaret
Williams; Matilda Logan, who married James Garrison; Emily Malinda
Logan, who married Prussian Pearce; and Alexander Logan who married Ann
Stewart. Contact Don if you're interested.


English--the crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant or ham in
hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't
invented in England nor French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies
while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

Boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor a

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why do
people recite at a play and play at a recital? Or ship by truck and send
cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on
driveways and drive on parkways? Go figure.

    From "The Dick E. Bird News, May 2001"


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