Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gordons of Lochinvar

Annette McGregor of Pontotoc County Library has sent us the following announcement. If anyone needs additional information, please contact her at 662-489-3960!

Thanks for letting us know, Annette!

Lunching With Books
Pontotoc County Library
June 9, 2009



Dr. Forrest T. Tutor, M.D.

The Gordons of Lochinvar descend from a notable Scot family and later were successful landowners in Chickasaw Indian Territory, which became North Mississippi. The book describes the life of James Gordon and his parents Robert and Mary Elizabeth from mid-nineteenth century to turn of the twentieth century America. It describes Colonel James Gordon's experiences during the Civil War, and transcribes his noteworthy address to the United States Senate long after Reconstruction shattered his fortune. Included are many of James Gordon's own poetry and hunting short stories, and Robert Gordon’s diary entries from several years prior to the War Between the States.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May Meeting

The Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the Helen Foster Auditorium, Lee County Library, 219 North Madison, Tupelo, MS. Edwina Carpenter, director of Brices Crossroads National Battlefield and Visitors Center, Baldwyn, MS, will present a program on the Civil War Battleground and the upcoming Civil War re-enactment planned in June. The public is invited. For additional information, call Susie Dent, 662-844-2307 or email