Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath

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Direct Descent, 2000 - Murder - 436 pages
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Genealogical and historical information about George F. Ring, his brother Joe and Joe's wife Barbara Ring. Joseph was born in 1832 in France and married Barbara Miller. Their children were Magdalena, Anna, Joseph, George F., John M., Peter and Michael. Joseph's brother George F. was born in 1834 in France and married Catherine Hill. The "Rolling Fork tragedy" refers to a fire that occured March 4, 1873 in which the store located in Rolling Fork, Mississippi that was owned by the Ring family burned. Killed in the fire were Joseph Ring, George's partner Jesse Moore and Jesse's family. The Rolling Fork landing was located 40 miles north of Vicksburg in Isaquena County.

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Review: Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath

User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

The amount of research that went into discovering the real story was incredible. John Philip Coletta has masterfully woven the facts and history of his family into a compelling narrative. This is a must-read for any genealogist who endeavours to write their own family's story. Read full review

Review: Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

After hearing a presentation by Dr Colletta I bought his book. This is a wonderfully well researched and documented study of the pre and post Civil War history of the Delta area of Mississippi. Great story well told and what a terrific example of the proper documentation of your family history. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Colletta is one of America's most popular genealogical lecturers. He conducts workshops for the National Archives, teaches courses for the Smithsonian Institution, and lectures nationally. He is also on the faculty of three genealogical institutes held annually.

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