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Memories of Marietta and her family’s Civil War heritage, 91 year old Betty Peardon

Memories of Marietta and her family’s Civil War heritage, 91 year old Betty Peardon

As a child, Betty Peardon’s Mom brought her to the Marietta City Cemetery and raked the magnolia leaves from her ancestor’s graves . Her Mom told her stories, some of whom fought in the Civil War. The most prominent is William Phillips, a Civil War General that was friends with the governor. Betty tells the story about Jefferson Davis (president of the confederacy) dislike of Phillips and the mysterious tie to a woman.

Also, Betty described what happened to her ancestor’s home on Waterman Street and what they did to protect the silver and their 9 year son when the war came to their door.

Betty kept building her knowledge throughout her life and attended meetings with other genealogical enthusiasts called the “ancient broads” (her brother Bill’s term).

This is a fascinating journey into one families life from before the Civil War. With all the controversy around Confederate symbols and the Civil War, maybe it good to just listen. Betty has some ideas and perspective that might help.

4 Comments
  • Patricia Hilscher
    Posted at 15:37h, 28 August Reply

    Lovely! I am in the Phillips Legion UDC Chapter.

    • billnowicki@me.com
      Posted at 15:39h, 28 August Reply

      Thanks for listening!!!

  • Tiffany Crone
    Posted at 20:38h, 26 April Reply

    I very much enjoyed this wonderful podcast. I am the current resident of the home on Whitlock Avenue that her sister Virginia lived in until her death.

    • billnowicki@me.com
      Posted at 17:12h, 12 May Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. I have come to love Marietta and the people that made it great.

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