NOTES FROM READERS:
"In 1911,at Jasper, Marion Co.TN ,
I was 5 yrs.old. My father, Richard T.Simpson, took me on a trip to the
poorhouse about 1 1/2 miles east of town, to buy some muskmelons and maybe some
other vegetables. We went in a one horse buggy. The buildings were on a hillside
and across the road was a large beautiful garden. Daddy knew some of the people
living there and talked to them. I remember the place was spotlessly clean. The
negroes and whites were not segregated."
John Simpson, M.D. email@example.com
|[Note: We really enjoy getting these
tidbits of oral history from people who are able to tell us their personal
experience during the "Old Days."
Dr. Simpson is such a gentleman that I did not want to be un-lady-like enough to
ask his age; but when we do the arithmetic ... he is about 94 years old. So much for the idea that older people cannot learn to use
computers in their family history research! PHL ]
1986 Susie Harris and I did the cemeteries of Marion County, TN
and we checked out the old cemetery at the location where the
poorhouse was located. It did not have markers, just field
stones and some funeral home wire markers that had long ago
rusted out. In some of our old court records there is mention of
people who lived there and some who died."
Euline Harris, Vice President
Marion County Genialogical &