Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

Farmerville Gazette, February 15, 1939Written by Edna Liggin as Uncle Lige Community Heartbeat: Faces about the country: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shaver coming up from Ruston to visit his mother, Mrs. Jane Shaver .... Gordon Albritton home from school in New Orleans, due to illness .... Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Poland a-goin' to see Mrs. … Continue reading Union Gin, Shiloh and Evergreen News of Week

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Letters to the Editor – Grandfather Elijah Tabor

The GazetteNovember 21, 1974 To the Editor: In 1850, my Grandfather Elijah Tabor moved his family to Shiloh from Winston County, Mississippi. His home, which is pictured above, took two years to build because, he explained, everything had to be done by hand. The two-story log cabin was put together with pegs and is still … Continue reading Letters to the Editor – Grandfather Elijah Tabor

Lawman John Ferguson Did His Duty, Died For It

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent The office of constable is unknown to most Louisianans. While the elective office appears on the ballot of each parish every four years, most citizens have little idea what constables do. Each ward in every parish elects a justice of the peace and a constable. The "JP" is essentially the … Continue reading Lawman John Ferguson Did His Duty, Died For It

Shiloh

Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Shiloh formed the commercial center of the western portion of Union Parish, attracting extensive business from not only the surrounding countryside of southwestern Union, but also from portions of Claiborne, Jackson, and Lincoln Parishes due to Shiloh’s role as a gateway … Continue reading Shiloh

The Assassination of Shiloh Constable John Nimrod Ferguson

Dr. Timothy D. Hudson John Nimrod Ferguson was born in Butts County Georgia on 2 October 1838, the son of Thomas Jefferson Ferguson and Hannah McCallum. The family moved to Spalding County Georgia in the 1840s, and John married there in 1862 to Martha Rebecca Weldon. After service in the Confederate Army during the War, … Continue reading The Assassination of Shiloh Constable John Nimrod Ferguson