Tis Wise to Remember the Victorian Era
In addition to having three levels, our home on Edgewood Avenue had a steep basement of red dirt which was accessed by wooden stairs from the main basement. The home was situated in the oldest neighborhood in Atlanta, and was built during the 1890s. The architectual theme was victorian with steeple roofs, dominant front-facing gables and full width porches. The Victorian Era encapsulaged Queen Victoria who ruled England from 1837 to 1901. The queen was a fierce moral influence of the times, where modest dress and good manners dominated society, and children were raised (as my grandmother expressed it) "to be seen and not heard." Black sheeps were kicked out of polite society and unwelcome in business. Loans and other transactions were given with a "hand-shake." Good Character was everything.
Etiquette of the Napkin
This article appeared in The Philadelphia Times newspaper on March 24, 1882: "The law of the napkin is but vaguely understood. One of our esteemed metropolitan contemporaries informs an eager inquirer that it is a bad form to fold the napkin after dinner; that the proper thing is to throw it with negligent disregard on the table beside the plate, as to fold it would be a reflection on the host, and imply a familiarity that would not benefit an invited guest."
Miller County Wills, Estates, Marriages
Miller County was created in 1858 with lands from Early and Baker Counties and was named for Andrew Miller (1806-1856), state senator of Georgia and president of the Medical College of Georgia. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1873. The county seat is Colquitt, Georgia.
Miller County Records Available to Members of Georgia Pioneers
Digital Images of Miller County Wills 1871 to 1925
- Index to Miller County Marriages 1892 to 1906
Names of Testators: Adams, Susan; Bush, Elijah Sr.; Bush, William J.; Butts, Henry; Gregory, J. J.; Hand, Henry; Harrell, Martha; Lane, James Madison; Miller, James; Morton, Matha; Pools, William R.; Rathel, Alice; Sheffield; Arthur; Sheffield, West; Spooner, Stephen; Stegall, Elizabeth; Williams, J. W.; Williams, Zachariah Taylor; Womble, W. B.
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