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Re: Miss Mary Mobley
Posted by: george windes (ID *****1934) Date: June 12, 2002 at 16:00:04
In Reply to: Re: Miss Mary Mobley by Lisa Taylor of 2268

It's Interesting that your Mary Mobley ended up in Hughes County, Oklahoma.
My great grandmother (whose book initiated the posting) ended up in nearby
McIntosh County, Ok. Josephine E. Howell was the grand daughter of William
Weatherford (Red Eagle). She owned a copy of the circa 1855 book, which
was written as a very long poem.

Her copy was eventually lost, but I was able to locate one through a used
book dealer. It's in good condition and bears the inscription that I mentioned
on the inside cover. It's bookmark (dealer sign) is from a Mobile company,
though publisehd in New York City. The author A.B. Meek, was a famed
Alabama writer. Red Eagle's grave at Little River, Alabama is now a state
park. Red Eagle beat Andrew Jackson's armies three times, before being
overwhelmed by thousands of soldiers at Horseshoe Bend, Al. where a
1000 Creek warriors were killed.

If you think it might be from your relative's library, I'll be happy to copy the
inscription, title page, etc., Let me know what you think. Josephine later
meeting with friends & reading the poetic story together, while growing
up in Pleasant Hill, La.


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