Matthew Fontaine Maury

Matthew Fontaine Maury : Read at the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Chapter, April, 4, 1921 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Matthew Fontaine Maury: Read at the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Chapter, April, 4, 1921 It was from this Spotsylvania home, in 1810, that Richard Maury, heeding the call of the West, set out with his family, by the wagon trail, for the Blue Grass Region of Tennessee, and set tled on the Big Harpeth River near Franklin. That tedious jour ney of more than 500 miles may be more easily imagined than described, but at last it ended on the borderland of the Golden West. They were again domiciled - father, mother, and eight children, all except John Minor, a lad of seventeen, already four years a midshipman in the United States Navy. Work in plenty awaited them, and to the question, Where withal shall we be fed and clothed, came the answer in the abundant harvests garnered by father and sons and in the spin ning, weaving and knitting of the mother and daughters. No material needs were unsupplied, but schools were few and, in the remote country districts, mainly of the Old Field variety and in session only when inclement weather suspended agricultural operations.
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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • English
  • 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243080611
  • 9780243080618