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Bud



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  • Title  Bud 
    Short Title  Book: Georgia - Bud 
    Author  P. D. Rich 
    Publisher  New York, New York: The Pyramid Press Publishers, 1939 
    Repository  Personal: Gail Rich Nestor 
    Source ID  S7 
    Text  Notes from "Bud":

    p. 11 "Bud's father was an overseer for a slave-owner."
    p. 12 "There were several children in the family - boys and girls - of whom Bud was the oldest."
    p. 12-15 All about Bud's mother, Letty.
    p. 16 "His (Bud's) mother's father (Elijah Fann) owned a few slaves and operated a small plantation in Early County, Georgia. She had eloped and married her father's handsome young overseer who was uneducated, uncouth, but a hard-working child of 'poor white trash.' This elopement, of course, resulted in a severance of friendly relations between Bud's father and his mother's people. Bud's father immediately secured a better job with a large slave owner in the adjoining county of Randolph to which place he brought his lovely young bride, and there he remained for several years in the same employment."
    p. 16 "Bud was very fortunate to have an educated mother."
    p. 17 "When Bud was about twelve years of age, his grandfather, on his mother's side, died and his land as well as his slaves was divided among his children. Somehow, the slaves went to some of the other heirs and Bud's mother inherited only a small tract of land as her share. She and her family immediately moved back to Early County into their own little home. By this time Bud had grown into a large healthy husky boy, working daily with his father on the farm."
    p. 19-20 "Bud's parents were active members of Pilgrim's Baptist Church, a little church which sat on the bank of a clear, cool creek about five miles distant from their home."
    p. 27-28 "In addition to all their other duties, it was necessary that the children, who were old enough, devote some time every day to study of their lessons under the tutorship of their mother." "Bud, being the oldest child, was further advanced in his studies than the others, and was of great assistance to the younger children, thereby relieving his mother of considerable work."
    p. 31 "Bud's father was somewhat of a blacksmith and had a bellows, anvil, tongs, and a few other tools for the purpose."
    p. 41 "While Bud was still in his teens, his father sold his land in Early County and bought land in the adjoining county of Decatur to which place he moved his family. The nearest town was Bainbridge, the County Seat, which was about 16 miles from their home."
    p. 54 "In the Springtime of 1961, news came that 'Companies' of volunteers were being organized for military service and Bud's father went to Bainbridge for information and advice. As a result, it was decided that it would be better for the boys to volunteer their services to the Confederacy rather than wait and be conscripted."
    p. 58-59 "A regiment was formed in Savannah, the Fifty-ninth Georgia, and Bud's Company was a part of it. With little or no notice this regiment was moved to Virginia, attached to Longstreet's army and went immediately into action."
    p. 60 "Each company elected its own officers and Bud was soon an officer, advancing rapidly to 1st Lieutenant, and before the ending of the war was elected Captain of the Company."
    p. 79 "When Bud finally reached home, and found that his mother had passed away several months before,..."
    p. 81-82 "After Bud had been at home for a few weeks, the news came that his father had been wounded in battle during the fall of Atlanta and was then in a serious condition in a hospital in Macon."
    p. 83 "His (Bud's) father also told him the sad news that he could not survive but for a few days and requested that Bud remain and accompany his body home and see that it was buried beside his wife, Bud's mother, in the family burial ground."
    p. 91 Bud meets Hattie at church
    p. 93 "They learned that Harriet lived in another community, ten miles distant. She was visiting in the home of a relative in the neighborhood where she intended to remain for several days."
    p. 95 "Harriet was the only child of a 'poor white trash' family at Milford, Ga., in Baker County. Her father died before she was born and her mother died at the time of her birth. Her mother's sister married and was living about twelve miles west of Bainbridge, in Decatur County. Her uncle brought her on a mule from Milford to the home of her aunt and she was raised in their home." "She knew how to read and write. She had been taught all these things by her uncle and aunt."
    p. 98 "She (Harriet) said she and her people worshipped at Mt. Sanai Church, which was only two miles from her home."
    p. 105 "This old preacher (of Mt. Sanai) had performed their marriage ceremony."
    p. 107 "As Bud and Harriet drove homeward from old Mt. Sanai Church in the Springtime of 1866..."
    p. 117 "Bethlehem Church had been established in the neighborhood where they lived before the outbreak of the war and both of them decided to join this church,"
    p. 118 "At the next Conference, one month later, he (Bud) was elected and ordained as a deacon in this church which position he held continuously for a period of sixty years or until the time of his death."
    p. 121 Seventh child named Percy Darcey???
    p. 129-130 Bud builds schoolhouse and guarantees teacher's salary
    p. 132 Bud renovates church 
    Linked to  Letty Fenn
    Hattie A. Pierce
    Elijah Andrew Jackson Rich
    Thomas Joseph Rich