This website is being initially
established as a place for the descendents of John Franklin Colquitt and Ella
Denson Black Colquitt to share information regarding our joint history and
information from the Thelma Wells Price book on the Colquitts and
put it into a genealogy program (Family Tree Maker for those who are
interested). Click here to see
a presentation of that data. I have NOT independently verified
the accuracy of all these familial connections, and there are some
who question some of the lines. Maybe together we can learn more
about our shared family history.
Newly added. Using a program called phpGedView, we've added the contents of Zelma W. Price's "Colquitt Volume."
Click here to open that program and look around at the decendants of John Colquitt from
seventeenth century Isle of Wight County, Virginia. There are still a number of linkage issues and a other problems, but I
believe it is now sufficiently useful. Remember, the contents, with a couple of exceptions where I've added a very tiny bit,
only go through her publishing date of 1959.
A Picture From a Previous Generation
In going through some old photos, Tim Turner, great-grandson of Mildred Elizabeth
(Colquitt) Hudgins, came across this photo and sent it to me. I just had to share it
with you all. This is James Banks Colquitt, father of John Franklin Colquitt. James
Banks was killed at the first Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
(Click on the picture on right to see the larger picture).
and Ella Celebrate 50 Years
and friends gathered at the home to help celebrate their 50th
on the picture on right to see the larger picture).
of John's and Ella's children, grandchildren, brothers,
sisters, cousins, and other relatives along with neighbors and
friends joined them at their family home on November 8, 1936
in celebration of their 50 years together. Daddy told Mother
in a letter dated 11-5-1936 that they were expecting a lot of
here to see the letter). I'm sure no one here would have
thought that within 3 months "Mama" would be dead.
My mother always said that "Mama" died of a broken
heart after her baby went off down to Tifton and got married.
Check out the picture
and see if you recognize yourself or anyone else. I'd like to
get the name of each person in the picture and through the
magic of electronics be able to show the names of each one in
Alliance Warehouse was very important to the Colquitt family
during the early days of the 1900s. Click on the small picture
to the right to see a full-size picture of the stockholders of
1935. If you pause the cursor over the face of each person,
that person's name will be displayed.
I was reading some letters that Daddy wrote to Mother
during the months leading up to their marriage
and in these letters he continually referred to the bales of cotton they were receiving and then delivering
Martha Mills. He mentioned several times the number of receipts he had to fill out. In one letter he told her
that he had to fill out 345 receipts before he went to bed that night.
Well, Upson Alliance Warehouse is no longer the warehouse I remember
from the 1940s when Daddy
worked there with Uncle Jimmy McEachern, but it is still in
operation. You can find the web site for the current company
operations by clicking here.
Howell Jones shares her memories of Bethany; especially those 4th
Sundays in June.