So connections to a courthouse can be scary – depending on which side of the law! I’ve got some of both, to be honest, but we’ll still with a pleasant surprise out of Cochran, GA.
So above is a photo of the Bleckley County courthouse in Cochran. It’s actually across the street from where my Granpa Toombs had a Standard Oil station. But wait, what’s that plaque there in front?!
Well now, I KNOW that name! Uncle Jim as I’ll call him was Granpapa Elijah’s brother. The brothers were businessmen in town running grocery stores and Cook Banking Company. I think that in addition to what the plaque lists Uncle Jim was also editor of a paper in Cochran, but I’d have to find that info again.
This plaque was dedicated to Uncle Jim partly as a prominent citizen but also because he served as mayor at one point. Below is a photo I have the original of.
I’m snagging a page out of my friend Liz’s “blog book” and posting on a family treasure I have.
This piece is not necessarily of some great value, but it’s lovely and has a lovely story (I think) of how I came to have it.
This is a cut glass bowl that my Tata gave me. (Tata is what I call my mom’s mother, for those who don’t already know.) She gave me this as a wedding present in late 2009. If I remember correctly, she said it was my Gunga’s, her mother. It’s a fairly shallow dish, even for a candy dish, but is one of the prettiest I’ve seen. I keep it put away in the box she gave it to me in so as not to have it end up broken.
Now here’s something I would LOVE to find, but fear all are gone or broken…
“Hennie’s Antique glass plate of Pres. Grover Cleveland & V. Pres. Thomas A. Hendrick – our ancestor.” (Madge Cook Kimbrough)
This is a MUCH older photo that Gunga had. This is a commemorative cut glass plate of President Grover Cleveland and his Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks. Granma Lila was a Hendricks and evidently someone had traced back that we were related to him.
If anybody knows of one of these in existence, PLEASE let me know!!