Collection of Genealogies 1810 – 2003
by Martinette E. Mitchell
Way Home is a collection of genealogies (family trees) which resulted
from the 19th Century marriages of 8 people from Bolivar, Hardeman County,
Bills and Rhoda Harkins
Martin and Celia Brown
and Francis Oswald
and Louisa Napier.
all born into slavery in the mid 1800’s. You’ll also read about
the parents and siblings of these 8 individuals. Included in this collection
are copies of their original marriage licenses, Freedmen’s Labor Contracts,
and some of their photographs. There are nearly 200 photographs of their
Included is a
copy of the Bill of Sale of Mitchell and his mother Emeline,
and excerpts from the “Diary of John Houston Bills”, their ex-slave
owner. You’ll read of Emeline’s quest for freedom during the Civil War.
Read the personal account of John H. Bills of how Bolivar and its residents
were affected during the war. Also included is a selection of Martin
family letters that were written by Theodore, Celia and their children.
Journey with me to Arkansas as I discover the descendants of Theodore’s
brothers, John and Joseph.
Way Home is a 6x9, hard cover book with 498 stitched pages. Reserve
your copy now. A limited number of copies are available. Cost is $54.95
per copy plus $8.00 shipping/handling while quantities last.
Park Press Article
Bulletin Times Article, Bolivar, Tennessee:
Bolivar native delves into
Hardeman County history with
new book, "Finding my way home"
Mitchell can be seen June 18, 2005 2-4pm with
book signing to follow at:
The Geneology Research
Lakewood Public Library
Mitchell was seen at the following Speaking Engagements:
Public Library on February 17, 2004 at 4:00 pm
Lexington Ave. & 4th Street
Lakewood, NJ 732-363-1435
Contact Dorothy Crippen
Lake Public Library on February 23, 2004 at 7:30 pm
1501 Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 732-449-6654
Contact Person Terri Quinn
Village West Genealogy Club on April 7, 2004 at 1:30 pm
Rt. 70 West
& Printable Order Form