Newly Discovered

Last week we made several discoveries. While traveling through Augusta GA we were able to locate and visit the site of a place (see picture below) that employed several generations of kindred ancestors. Although it may look like a temple it is not, unless you worship your work.  Watch for future posts that will tell what, who and when about this place.  Very interesting.

Kindred Work Place Sibley Mills Augusta GA

The other discovery was finding another generation of kindred, previously unknown.
It’s been very exciting getting to know this new couple through a series of letters written during the civil war.  We rejoined Ancestry.com which enabled this newest discovery.  Look for a 2 part series revealing the content of the letters .

 

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Evelyn Roberta BARKER, Young Nurse in South Georgia

Evelyn R. BARKER as young nurse

Young Nurse, fresh out of school. Evelyn Roberta BARKER

Charlotte, a close friend in nursing school with Evelyn Roberta BARKER, called Evelyn simply “Barker”, as did all the rest of her classmates.

Evelyn grew up as an only child to William Washington BARKER and Essie Lee INGLETT on 2018 Starnes Street, Augusta, Georgia.  The house is about 15 blocks from the now mothballed cotton mills on the Augusta Canal.

Evelyn was born 14 June 1921, and she had a good eye for drawing as a child.  She eventually went on to nursing school during World War II and found a nursing job in Thomsonville, GA.

During these early years before she married, she would travel on her off days to the Florida Panhandle beaches with her nursing friends and on one trip even traveled by boat to Cuba.