Friday, January 29, 2010

Block 1. A Stitch in Time

by Terry Thornton

A stitch in time . . . Block 1 of the circa 1931 Friendship Quilt in the Museum of the Itawamba County Hisorical Society

THORNBERY, J.P. Mr., Block 01

James P. Thornbery, age 52, farmer, is listed with his family on the 1920 census from Oak Grove. In his household were wife Nancy C, 49, son Earskin 15 and daughter Mary L. 5.

THORNBERY, J.P. Mrs., Block 01

Nancy C. Thornbery is identified as the wife of James P. Thornbery, farmer from Oak Grove on the 1920 census of Itawamba County. In 1920, Mrs. Thornbery was 49 years old and listed with her husband James P. 52, son Earskin 15, and daughter Mary L. 5.

WHITE, Vernon, Block 01

It was suggested that this individual's full name may be George Vernon White. A George White is on the 1900 Mantachie census. George White, 30, a farmer is listed along with wife Mary C., and children Oscar B., 7, James G., 5, and Carry P, 1.

The 1931 Friendship Quilt is on display at the Bond's House Museum, located at the Itawamba Historical Society complex at the Corner of Church Street and Museum Drive, Mantachie, Mississippi.

Membership in the Itawamba Historcal Society is $25 per year. For information about joining one of the most active Hill Country historical/genealogical societies, contact the Society by telephone at 662-282-7664 or by mail to Post Office Box 7, Mantachie, MS 38855. The Itawamba Historical Society has an online site at Your membership and your tax-deductible contributions are needed. Visit the Society's Library and Museum and explore your Hill Country roots.


Family information from Memories from Itawamba County: A Friendship Quilt circa 1931 --- A Stitch in Time by Terry Thornton with assistance from Members of the Itawamba Historical Society, Itawamba Settlers, Quarterly Journal of Itawamba County, Mississippi History and Genealogy, Winter 2009, Pages 143-61.

Square from 1931 Friendship Quilt photographed by Terry Thornton, September 4, 2009, Bond's House Museum, Itawamba Historical Society, Mantachie, Mississippi.

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