Another Clapp's Factory Cemetery burial!
- Greetings, All;
We have a name to add to the Clapp's Factory Cemetery burial list.
After I found an 1899 obituary for Callie Emory JEFFRIES (buried at
CF) while searching for another record in the Columbus newspaper on my
previous visit, I posted some queries about this family. I was
contacted by a relative, Anne BROWN. She has a Bible record showing
that Callie's father William Robert JEFFRIES died on 03 DEC 1899, so
we speculated that he was probably also buried at CF. Anne just
returned home from a research trip in Columbus, where she learned from
W. R.'s obituary that he is indeed buried at CF. So perhaps there are
other members of this family who were buried at CF earlier.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone who can attend the CFCPL
meeting to discuss the proposed Master Plan on Aug. 7. We also
continue to welcome input from anyone who is unable to be present. We
recently learned that a plaque pertaining to Clapp's Factory has been
erected in Heritage Park (at 7th St. and Broadway) in Columbus and
will be dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday Aug. 10 at 10 am. Kemis
and I will be present and would love anyone who can to come and join
us. Kemis has taken photographs of the plaque and its setting at the
park, which she will probably post as she has time.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support!
John in TX