Letter from Julia King to Mrs. D. S. Owen, 1946

Collection:
Julia King Collection
Title:
Letter from Julia King to Mrs. D. S. Owen, 1946
Date of Original:
1946-01-17/1946-02-08
Subject:
King family
Maxwell family
Location:
United States, Florida, Brevard County, Merritt Island, 28.53917, -80.672
Medium:
correspondence
personal correspondence
family papers
Type:
Text
Format:
image/jp2
Description:
Letter from Julia King, "King's Land," Merritt Island, Florida, dated Feb 9, 1946, to Mrs. D.S. Owen, Allenhurst, Georgia. Letter started January 17, resumed February 8. Says she feels sure that what Mrs. Owen called the "Old Post Road" is what she has known all her life as the "Old Barrington Road," which she had ridden in her earliest days in the King carriage and later in buggies, then finally with her brother Audley in their 7-passenger Cadillac limousine. She said that Mrs. Owens could make sure of this at a place in Liberty County called "Cross Roads," where the Walthourville Road crosses the "Old Barrington Road," and where there is a monument to "a promising young Minister of the Gospel who preached in the Church nearby," Rev. Josiah Law. Describes the changes in the church. Also noted that the Barrington Road was also often given as a land line in old papers and documents, including "Novar - (the home of Col. Simon Munro)," [possibly should be Navarre] through which the Old Barrington Road ran. Mentions location of the Munro burying ground. Gives history of her great-great-grandfather, Audley Maxwell; mentions that "Westfield" was a grant to Charles West, and Limerick to Audley Maxwell (in different lots at different times); Biddeford, home of James Maxwell, a "hero of the Revolution." Lengthy and detailed discussion of her family lineage and family/local history, from colonial days through her grandfather's founding of Lebanon and Roswell, Georgia. Mentions that her cousin Helen King Hopkins Mallard had been very fond of Mrs. Owens' sister.
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/midm_jkic_234
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/midm_jkic_234#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/midm_jkic_234/presentation/manifest.json
Language:
eng
Extent:
43 pages
Holding Institution:
Midway Museum (Midway, Ga.)
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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