Well, first of all you need to review the blog that I wrote about Georgetown AR way back in 2009. Blogs seem to live forever on the internet and this one had some great pictures of the old Georgetown. Click HERE to read it and then come back.
Now, we are ready for more Georgetown history. Look at these pictures, in bad shape on the first and last one, but very interesting. A lady found my blog and sent me the message seen below the pictures about her family. I love the fact that she treasures the family history and family pictures because so few families do in today's world. Scroll below and read her comment that she put on my old blog.
My great grandparents were William Jefferson & Leona Josephine Haynes, Surratt. They are buried at the Nelson Cemetery, which is located just before you get to Georgetown. Their oldest son Tossaco Surratt, as other Surratt's are buried there, also.
Uncle Toss was the captain of the family's riverboats and some of his siblings were raised on those riverboats. They would tie the riverboats below the hill along the White River at Georgetown when they were not being used for fishing. They would pull them on the bank during the winter months.
Among those siblings was my grandmother. She was the youngest born in 1909. Her name was, Mary Dorothy, Surratt. She married my grandfather who was William E Taylor.
I have a partially damaged but visual picture of those riverboats, that my Uncle Tommy Taylor gave to me. I would like to try and post it sometime. I have several relatives that lived in Georgetown and are buried at other cemeteries there.
My grandfather William Taylor worked on the railroad there also. I have an old picture of that in which I would like to post also.
If anyone would have any information on my family, I would greatly appreciate it.
Wasn't that interesting? And, by the way, if you didn't read the comments on the earlier blog, go back and read them.
And if any of you have something to contribute to this history, place it here in comments or contact me for the lady who gave me the pictures.