Mar 222011
Thomas Gregory Dabney, 1844-1929

Thomas Gregory Dabney was born in Raymond, Mississippi to Philip Augustine Lee Dabney and Elizabeth Osborne Smith. He is the brother of our great-grandmother Letitia Dabney Miller. His seven-page autobiography is available in three formats: HTML (best for on-line viewing, 53 Kbytes plus pictures), PDF (best for printing, 55 Kbytes), and Microsoft Word (66 Kbytes) […]

Mar 212011
Homer and Charles Brown, World War I

Margaret Brown’s sons. Charles, "Little Bubba", is the sailor. EMM says that Homer, "Big Bubba", is right front, the one apparently holding hands with Charles. The back of the original picture says "Homer, Charley, and Dave [Blake], Chicago".

Mar 212011
Letitia Dabney Miller and Son Thomas Marshall

1878 photo from Mary Ware’s book "Mexico to Russia", showing Letitia Dabney Miller (wife of Thomas Marshall Miller and daughter of Philip Augustine Lee Dabney) and child. The book describes the picture as the author’s sister with her second child. We now know the child to be Thomas Marshall Miller, Jr., born in 1877, lived […]

Mar 202011
Homer T. Brown

Big Bubba came home from the war with TB and died from the disease in about 1926. EMM, about 13 at the time, remembers the scary experience of having the open casket sit in the living room of 2820 Throckmorton for a week, apparently the custom of the day. PALM remembers Margaret Brown telling about […]

Mar 202011

Tom, Jr. has generated softcopy from the original type-written pages and added a section of footnotes. The document is available in three formats: HTML (best for on-line viewing, 134 Kbytes plus pictures), PDF (best for printing, 175 Kbytes), and Microsoft Word (160 Kbytes) .

Mar 192011
World War I Post Cards to EMM

The first two pictures show both sides of a 1919 postcard that Sgt 1st Class Homer Brown (“Big Bubba”) wrote to his six-year-old niece EMM from France. He references “Little Bubba”, his brother Charles. Note that the card has been stamped “Passed As Censored”. The third picture shows a 1926 card from Homer to EMM. […]

Mar 192011
Emily Van Dorn Miller 1827-1912

This 1908 photograph shows Emily Van Dorn Miller at age 81, with her son Thomas Marshall Miller, grandson John Dabney Miller (1878-1949), and great-grandchildren John, Jr.(19 Oct 1906-1996), and Albert (1907-1910). The date given above is based on Albert’s birthdate of 18 Nov 1907 and his young age. Emily Donelson Van Dorn Miller, daughter of […]