|Creator:||Prescott, Emma Jacqueline, b. 1833|
|Title:||Emma Jacqueline Prescott's Civil War reminiscences|
|Quantity:||0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor colections MS 1711 to MS 1727)|
The Slade family has been prominent and influential in Columbus for considerably more than a century, and has made a contribution to the community in many ways. One of its members, James J. Slade served as mayor of the city. The first of the Slades was Thomas B. Slade (1800-1882), who was not only a leading citizen of this community but was an outstanding figure in the long fight to establish public schools in Georgia. He was the first president of the Georgia Teachers' Association when it was organized in 1853. Thomas Bog Slade was the son of Gen. Jeremiah and Janet Bog Slade, he was the 6th generation from Henry Slade who came from England to the coast of N.C. about 1650. Children of Rev. Thomas Bog Slade and Ann (sic) Blount : 1. Janet Elizabeth b. May 5, 1825, Clinton, Jones Co., d. April 10, 1914. Mar. July 15, 1863 Wm. R. Gignilliat at Columbus Ga.; 2. Mary Lavinia b. Dec. 11, 18126 (sic), Clinton, Jones Co., d. Feb. 14, 7863 (sic); 3. Annie Louisa b. ____ 21, 1857, Clinton, Jones Co., m. Roswell Ellis, d. Feb. 16, 1857; 4. James Jeremiah, b. July 19, 1831, m. Annie Graham, 2nd m. Leila B. Bonner; 5. Emma Jacqueline b. Jan. 10, 1833, Clinton, Jones Co., m. Alfred Prescott, 1854; 6. Thomas Bog Jr., b. Dec. 16, 1834, Clinton, Jones Co., m. Almarine Cowdery; 7. Martha Bog, b. Dec. 3, 1837, Clinton, Jones Co., m. Grisby E. Thomas; 8. Stella Blount, b. July 19, 1839, m. Hockley C. McKee; 9. Helen Roulhac b. Feb. 15, 1841 at Penfield, Ga. m. John P. Lindsey; 10. John Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1843, killed in Civil War; 11. Fanny Blount, b. May 31, 1845, d. April 29, 1848. Our Town - First of the Slades by W.C. Woodall - Columbus Ledger, Monday, January 6, 1964, p. 13.
The collection consists of titled "Stories of the Civil War - 1860 to 1865 by Mrs. Emma Jacqueline Prescott - written 1922-24 - at her age 90-91." These reminiscences concern Alfred Prescott of Columbus, the author's father T. B. Slade of near Columbus, and other Georgians during the Civil War and post-bellum period.
Emma Jacqueline Prescott's Civil War reminiscences, MS 1712. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.