Catherine Cook Mabry…From the West Corner of Shiloh

 Part Four by Edna Matthews Liggin Catherine Cook Mabry was a little woman, scarcely weighing 100 pounds, yet, her fortitude was so great, that faced with the tragedy of the murder of her husband, she kept the farm operating and directed the activities of her twelve children. In the year 1885 her husband, William Pierce … Continue reading Catherine Cook Mabry…From the West Corner of Shiloh

Margaret Fuller Elam, Soldier’s Daughter: From the South Corner of Shiloh

Part Three by Edna Matthews Liggin No evidence has been found in Margaret Elam's life that she had the "second sight" or was psychic, which is perhaps a good thing. What courage would she have had to face life if she could have foreseen that at the age of 100 she would be living in … Continue reading Margaret Fuller Elam, Soldier’s Daughter: From the South Corner of Shiloh

Mary Edmunds Tabor Lee…From the East Corner of Shiloh

Part Two by Edna Matthews Liggin She probably heard for the first time the words, "Be brave," when as a little girl she came with her parents, James and Ann Edmunds, from Georgia to Louisiana. Years later, her grandchildren repeated her stories of the family eating with Indians as they camped along the way. The … Continue reading Mary Edmunds Tabor Lee…From the East Corner of Shiloh

Bertha Porter Burns…From the North Corner of Shiloh

Part One by Edna Matthews Liggin This remarkable woman, who recorded her 90th birthday, October 24, 1974, living widow of the late M.V. Burns, country preacher, was born north of Shiloh. Her life has encompassed much, from a childhood in a well-established Shiloh town, teaching in a one-room country school, being the wife of a … Continue reading Bertha Porter Burns…From the North Corner of Shiloh