Mississippi frozen -- no sugar from New Orleans -- made maple.
Ground sank in 1812.
Guardian of Oliver
Pa was also guardian for Cousin Oliver, son of Ma's only sister, Columbia, and Pa's brother, Joseph English, who died in Missouri. When he became of age, Cousin Ol bought a tract of land where the village of English is now located, and moved his Negroes there.
In the summer of 1852, Pa and Cousin Ol went on horseback to Texas, and
went as far south as Smith County. They liked that part best of all and
decided to move to that county. They returned to Missouri and prepared
to move. In the middle of November the three families began the overland
journey in wagons. The family of Simeon English consisted of himself and
Erina, his wife, and the children -- Effie Jane, Joe, Bettie, myself
(Lou, then 11 years old), John W., Maggie, and Amelia.
He also bought [brought?]
his Negro slaves, about twenty-five or thirty. The family of Rev. Thomas
Anderson consisted of himself and wife, Columbia, and children --
Bettie, Sam, Alexander, Annie, Jason, Addie, and Oliver English -- Aunt
Columbia's oldest child by her first marriage to my Uncle Joseph
English. The family of Robert English consisted of himself and wife and
five or six children. They stayed here seven years and then moved to the
vicinity of Southern California.