June 3, 1988 |
Question: My ancestor was a colonel in the British army at Ft. Pitt. In 1778 he received a Warrant of Survey for 400 acres in Mississippi. Where would I find records pertaining to ancestors who were in the British army prior to the Revolutionary War? Answer: Consult "American & British Genealogy & Heraldry" by P. William Filby. Several books that will be of interest to you are listed under "England/Professions."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1986
Two wings of the San Diego State University Social Science Building will be renamed to honor historian Abraham Nasatir and retired geography professor Alvena Storm this fall. The two SDSU professors have taught at the school for a combined total of 90 years, Marilyn Boxer, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said Tuesday. Nasatir, a professor emeritus, taught history for 50 years and is considered an expert on California and Mississippi Valley history.
May 29, 1988 |
Convicted murderer Frank Gholar owes his freedom and a well-paying job to Mississippi's resumption of an old Southern tradition, using prison inmates as servants in the antebellum governor's mansion. Only prisoners convicted of violent crimes qualify to serve the state's first family, and inmates facing life sentences are preferred, says Joseph Nix, director of executive security at the mansion.
March 8, 2002 |
Facing defeat on a party-line vote, Senate Republicans on Thursday were granted a week's delay in deciding the fate of embattled Mississippi trial judge Charles W. Pickering. An angry Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) accused "extreme left Washington interest groups" of "lynching" the 64-year-old judge for political gain.
July 28, 1996 |
The book that's causing the greatest anxiety and heart palpitations this summer--at least in some circles--may surprise you. It's not a mystery-thriller involving an attractive, young attorney. Nor is it a book about the latest revelations of scandal in the White House. It's the summer issue of Granta, that king of the high-brow literary quarterlies.