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Re: [jacksongenealogy] EARLY POST OFFICE S on CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN

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  • Chadwick Raines
    William Mashburn, Sr was my husband s grandfather s brother. {John E Mashburn md to Phebe Catherine Davis} Just wondering if there are any of their
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 29, 2010
      William Mashburn, Sr was my husband's grandfather's brother. {John E Mashburn md to Phebe Catherine Davis} Just wondering if there are any of their descendants on this website
      that could share their family info with us.
      Chadwick & Barbara Raines
      car625@...<mailto:car625@...>




      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Ann B. Chambless<mailto:rabc123@...>
      To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com<mailto:jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:45 AM
      Subject: [jacksongenealogy] EARLY POST OFFICE S on CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN


      I don't know when the Nat post office was established or when it was
      discontinued. I do know that my late husband's paternal
      great-grandmother, Mary Jane (Wilder) Lewis was postmistress at Nat
      during the 1890s. Mary Jane was the widow of Charles Jefferson Lewis,
      and moved her family to Nat while two of her sons were in school at
      Green Academy that was built at Nat in 1890.
      Mr. J. R. Kennamer described Nat (named for Nat Wisdom who settled on
      Cumberland Mountain before the Civil War) in his HISTORY OF JACKSON
      COUNTY, ALABAMA, pages 152-153. Mr. Kennamer stated: "A mail route
      was established from Woodville to Nat, and for a few years it was
      extended up the mountain a few miles to Culver."
      According to Mr. Kennamer, there was also a post office at Wininger
      (named for Solomon Wininger). Mr. Kennamer stated "A star route from
      Larkinsville supplied this office." Mr. Kennamer also stated: "Hytop
      on Cumberland Mountain is 5.5 miles (south) of the State line. The Post
      Office was established in 1894. William Mashburn, Sr. was the first
      (Hytop) postmaster.
      All of the above early post offices were established long before the
      town of Skyline became the most populated "town center" on Cumberland
      Mountain.
      Ann B. Chambless


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